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Hogfather (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Fantasy | Thriller  -  25 November 2007 (USA)
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It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Teatime
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Susan / Death of Rats (as Michelle Dockery) (as Dorckey Hellmice)
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Lord Downey
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Vernon Crumley
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Mr. Sideney
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Medium Dave
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Banjo
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Rhodri Meilir ...
Bilious
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Violet
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Death / Narrator (voice)
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Quoth the Raven (voice)
Nicholas Tennant ...
Corporal Nobbs (as Nicolas Tennant)
Richard Katz ...
Constable Visit
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It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

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Trivia

Constable Visit's full name is Visit-the-Infidel-with-Explanatory-Pamphlets. See more »

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In the last scene, when Death is looking out of the window, reflections of modern street lights can be seen on the glass. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. There is the constant desire to find out where - where is the point where it all began. But much, much later than that, the Discworld was formed. Drifting onwards through space, atop four elephants on the shell of a giant turtle, the Great A'Tuin. It was some time after its creation when most people forgot that the very oldest stories of the beginning are, sooner or later, about blood. At least, that's one theory. The ...
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Crazy Credits

The Death of Rats is credited to Dorckey Hellmice. This is an anagram of Michelle Dockery, who actually voiced the Death of Rats. See more »

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An impossible task
19 December 2006 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Converting anything of Terry Pratchett's to film was always going to be difficult. Getting it right for everyone, impossible. However I was pleased to give this, made for TV, movie 8 of 10 for a sterling effort. The effects were a little crummy at times, Death's face was just a mask and the monster under the bed was just a bloke. Some liberties were taken with the plot, but overall the story was given the care it deserved and the the acting was solid. I liked Michelle Dochery as the singularly stolid Susan. It's hard to be that beautiful and still get Susan's character right and Marc Warren as Teatime was excellent for the job, possessing just the right amount of menace without overplaying it. Nicholas Tennant as Nobby, too, was brilliantly cast.

There were some scenes, particularly those with Death in them, where a little more care would have been good. The Hogfather's Grotto scene and the little dead girl scenes among them, but it's hard to act in an inflexible mask (Unless you're Darth Vader).

I know that there will be millions who will disagree with me because you just can't do justice to Pratchett's imagination in a movie, but I still think this movie made an excellent stab at it.


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