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Stardust (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  10 August 2007 (USA)
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In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Bimbo Hart ...
Young Scientist
Alastair MacIntosh ...
Victorian Academic
Darby Hawker ...
Grumpy Customer
Frank Ellis ...


The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a cross-dressing pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This summer a star falls. The chase begins. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence and risque humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stardust, le mystère de l'étoile  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,169,779 (USA) (10 August 2007)


£14,765,659 (UK) (14 December 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The lead character's name was shortened from the book's Tristran, with an "r" between the "t" and "a", to Tristan because Tristran was hard to pronounce quickly. However there is one time it is said as "TristRan" instead of "Tristan". This is during the scene when Tristan remarks that Yvaine sometimes glows, when he suggests jokingly that the thing that Stars do best is to annoy boys called "TristRan Thorn". See more »


When Dunstan tries to cut Una's chain, he cuts it with his right hand and it reattaches in his right hand. However, in the next shot, he's holding the whole chain in his left hand. (Also, as he cuts, he watches the left hand, not the right one.) See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really... "Do the stars gaze back?" Now *that's* a question.
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Crazy Credits

After the end of the credits, the pirates can be heard growling again. See more »


References Blade Runner (1982) See more »


Slavonic Dances, Op.46: No.6 in D Major, Allegretto Scherzando
Written by Antonín Dvorák
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My Fantasy Fix
25 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has everything a fantasy movie should have, romance, clever witticisms, great acting and a fair dose of magic.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and was drawn to its original plot (based on the Neil Gaiman novel which I am now looking to read) and colorful characters.

One of the most striking things to me actually was how self contained the story is. Unlike so many sci-fi fantasy movies out there right now which leave open-endings and such this was a pure fairy-tale, satisfying in and of itself with no need for a sequel.

Original. Fun. Feel-good Fantasy.

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