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An American Girl Holiday -- This exciting movie is based on American Girl's most popular character, Samantha, and her adventures in New York City at the turn of the 20th century.


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Valerie Tripp ("Samantha" stories from the "The American Girl Collection")
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Release Date:
23 November 2004 (USA) See more »
Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Mia Farrow ... Grandmary Edwards

AnnaSophia Robb ... Samantha Parkington
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenner Ames ... Mr. O'Malley

Stewart Arnott ... The Doctor

Olivia Ballantyne ... Jenny O'Malley

Jordan Bridges ... Uncle Gard
Jackie Brown ... Factory Lady
Stan Coles

Hannah Endicott-Douglas ... Bridget O'Malley

Karen Eyo ... School Principal
Michele Ferney
Angela Fusco

Keir Gilchrist ... Factory Boy
Alanna Glass
Bruce Gooch ... The Admiral
Donna Goodhand ... Mrs. Frouchy
Andrea Grant
Ashley Green ... Background

Shary Guthrie ... Teacher

Katie Henney ... Host of 'Behind the Scenes'

Melody Johnson ... Cornelia's Friend #1
Michael Kanev ... Eddie Ryland

Kelsey Lewis ... Nellie O'Malley

Rebecca Mader ... Aunt Cornelia

Debra McCabe ... Mrs. Ryland
Bruce McFee ... Factory Floor Manager
Michelle Moffat
Shae Norris ... Agatha
Mary Pitt

Jeannette Sousa ... Cornelia's Friend #2

Clare Stone ... Emma
Janine Theriault ... Cornelia's Sister

Kate Trotter ... Mrs. Vandergeld

Adrian Truss ... Police Officer
Nancy E.L. Ward ... Lillian (uncredited)

Directed by
Nadia Tass 
Writing credits
Valerie Tripp ("Samantha" stories from the "The American Girl Collection")

Produced by
Lisa Roberts Gillan .... executive producer
Rachael Horovitz .... executive producer
Julia Roberts .... executive producer
Deborah Schindler .... executive producer
Original Music by
Chris Hajian 
Cinematography by
David Parker 
Film Editing by
Susan Shipton 
Casting by
Rita Foung 
Todd Thaler 
Production Design by
Rocco Matteo 
Costume Design by
Trysha Bakker 
Makeup Department
Renee Chan .... assistant hair stylist
Brian Hui .... key makeup artist
Patricia Keighran .... makeup department head
Production Management
G. Michael Currie .... assistant production manager
David Huband .... post-production supervisor
Victoria Woods .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jill Girling .... second assistant director
Art Department
Greg Beale .... set designer
Sang Maier .... second assistant property master
Jeff Mawle .... assistant property master
Chris Pellegrini .... property master
Martin Weinryb .... set decoration buyer
Sound Department
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Douglas Lunn .... boom operator
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Welker .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Tim Barraball .... special effects coordinator: physical effects
Visual Effects by
Ian Britton .... compositor: Rocket Science VFX
Graham Cunningham .... lead 3D artist: Rocket Science VFX
Robert Greb .... digital compositor
Mary Holding .... compositor
Ariel Joson .... digital effects artist
Andrew Nguyen .... matte painting
Anthony Paterson .... visual effects supervisor: Rocket Science VFX
Tom Turnbull .... visual effects director of photography (as Thomas Turnbull)
Camera and Electrical Department
Murat Akser .... camera trainee
Donnie Armstrong .... grip
Sam Bojin .... best boy lighting
Bob Bushfield .... electrician
Adam Jeffery .... second assistant camera
Robert Johnson .... key grip
Adam McDonald .... grip
Robert Mountjoy .... first assistant camera
Brooke Palmer .... still photographer
Marc Purdy .... best boy grip
Michael Rintoul .... camera operator
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Brad Gerstl .... extras casting
Philip Huffman .... casting assistant
Aaron Unrau .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvie Bonniere .... assistant costume designer
Constance Buck .... wardrobe supervisor
Ritta Koleva .... seamstress
Cara Porter .... sewer
Editorial Department
Marc Roussel .... assistant editor
Gord Ventura .... dailies colorist
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Thanh Tran .... score preparation
Other crew
Scott Brophy .... production coordinator
Angela Cheyne .... production secretary (as Angela Latorre)
Angela Elter .... cutter/stitcher
Marco Felvus .... on-set tutor
Jason Krauskopf .... assistant to director
Dahla MacKenna .... educational supervisor
Christie Mattull .... insurance services
Christine Paputsis .... photo double
Danny Pawlick .... dialect coach
Cassidy Watkins .... assistant to director
Larry David Wilson .... production assistant
Marisa Yeres .... production executive
Robert Norton .... legal affairs (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Samantha: An American Girl Holiday" - USA (original title)
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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Hannah Endicott-Douglas plays Nellie's younger sister Bridget, although she is actually 6 months older than Kelsey Lewis who plays Nellie.See more »
Continuity: When Gardner kisses his mother goodbye after the wedding the brim of his hat is covered with rice, as he turns and grabs Samantha's hand there is no rice on his hat.See more »
[Samantha and the girls explain to Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia about how the orphan home was going to send Nellie away]
Aunt Cornelia:[shocked] They're not supposed to seperate the families.
Nellie O'Malley:Ma'am, they do a lot of things they're not supposed to do.
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Touched my heart!, 26 November 2004
Author: sarahbelle77

This is the kind of movie that leaves you with a magical, wonderful, warm feeling. It was full of warmth, kindness, giving, bravery, joy,loyalty, beauty... The scenery was beautiful as well and complimented the wonderful storyline, which takes place in the early 1900s. Samantha is shipped off to New York, where she misses her home town and friends. In New York, however, she shows great strength and bravery as we are taken along her adventure. Children and adults alike can enjoy this movie, and Samantha, for the most part, is a wonderful role-model for young girls. I wish more movies were made of this high quality! This movie was an absolute delight, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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