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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 <>

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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)


$38,345,403 (USA) (19 October 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Much of Ferdy's dialogue was ad-libbed by Ricky Gervais (for example, telling Lamia he can get her a two-faced dog as a guard dog that can watch front and back entrances at the same time). See more »


When Tristan asks Yvaine if what she said about loving him was true, she becomes embarrassed and covers her mouth and nose with her hands. The next shot changes angles, and her hands are covering her entire face. 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 »


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Slavonic Dances, Op.46: No.6 in D Major, Allegretto Scherzando
Written by Antonín Dvorák
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User Reviews

Great Fantasy Entertainment
10 August 2007 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Except for an awkward scene, this refreshing fairy tale fantasy has a fun and delightful undercurrent of adult cynical wit that charms its way into the audience as well as a soundtrack that powerfully moves this fairy epic along. Except for one of the Robert DeNiro scenes that doesn't come across smooth and appears out of sync with the tone of the rest of the movie, this luscious romantic fairy tail has a great storytelling feel and the strong magic and the fine balance between serious adventure scenes and the lighter spiritual humor is well done. In the updated tradition of THE PRINCESS BRIDE this contemporary presentation of magic and love is captivating. Eight out of Ten Stars.

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