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Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Barbara Hershey ... Older Anne Shirley

Rachel Blanchard ... Louisa Thomas

Shirley MacLaine ... Amelia Thomas

Ron Lea ... Gene Armstrong

Bernard Behrens ... Gabriel Blake

Hannah Endicott-Douglas ... Young Anne Shirley
Natalie Radford ... Bertha Shirley
Ben Carlson ... Walter Shirley

Joan Gregson ... Hepzibah Leach

Kyra Harper ... Nellie Parkhurst

Mike Beaver ... Doctor Thomas

Vivien Endicott Douglas ... Violetta Thomas (as Vivien Endicott-Douglas)
Tyler Stevenson ... Jock Thomas
Aiden Locke ... Keith Thomas
Rex Southgate ... Reverend Jones

Robin Brûlé ... Elsie Barry
Tim Campbell ... John Barry

Robyn Thaler Hickey ... Actress
Maggie Huculak ... Superintendent
Deborah Grover ... Overseer's Wife
Jackie Brown ... Mary
Robert Bockstael ... Overseer

Jackie Laidlaw ... Flower Vendor

Lynne Griffin ... Ruth Bridgewater
Brad Austin ... Barn Groom
Chris Benson ... Foreman
James Carroll ... Jeremiah Land
Catherine Fitch ... Cider Press Woman

Steve Ferguson ... Millworker

Chris Gillett ... Phillip Granger
David Talbot ... Postman
Tom Slater ... Alan Laing

Ray Kahnert ... Mr. Hammond

Jayne Eastwood ... Mrs. Hammond
Marc Strange ... Mr. Harding
Ann Holloway ... Housekeeper

Briony Glassco ... Secretary

Courtenay J. Stevens ... Clerk (as Courtenay Stevens)
Jennifer Phipps ... Maid
Alec Stockwell ... Driver
Amber Cull ... Rilla Blythe

Jessica Porter ... Frannie Blythe

Brendan Wall ... Tom

Marc Bendavid ... Dominic Blythe

Melanie Scrofano ... Brigitte

Cyrus Lane ... Andrew
Joan Heney ... Hetty King
Patricia Hamilton ... Rachel Lynde
Barry Stillwell ... Fred Wright
May Walker ... Diana Barry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Colleen Dewhurst ... Marilla Cuthbert (archive footage)

Ian Matheson ... Man On Train (uncredited)
Hamish Robertson ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Sullivan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucy Maud Montgomery  characters
Kevin Sullivan 

Produced by
Trudy Grant .... executive producer
Kevin Sullivan .... producer
Original Music by
Peter Breiner 
Cinematography by
Yuri Yakubiw 
Film Editing by
Gordon McClellan  (as Gord McClellan)
Casting by
John Buchan 
Jason Knight 
Production Design by
Raymond Lorenz 
Costume Design by
Martha Mann 
Production Management
Mark Reitsma .... manager of video production
Ray Sager .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melanie Foley .... trainee assistant director
Felix Gray .... first assistant director
Kevin Hourigan .... second assistant director
Szonja Jakovits .... second assistant director
Fatima Palhetas .... assistant director
Jason M. Washington .... third assistant director
Art Department
Kim Maticiw .... chief property buyer
Adrienne Trent .... on-set dresser
Craig Williams .... property master
Sound Department
Trevor Calhoun .... boom operator
Matthew Chan .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Christopher Guglick .... re-recording assistant
Rob Hutchins .... first assistant sound editor
Daniel Pellerin .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Geoff Raffan .... adr editor
Geoff Raffan .... dialogue editor
Jan Rudy .... sound re-recording mixer
Bissa Scekic .... sound mixer (dailies)
John Sievert .... foley artist
James Mark Stewart .... sound designer
Michael J. White .... adr recordist
Randy Wilson .... foley mixer
Visual Effects by
Zac Campbell .... digital compositor
Mark Fordham .... matte painter
Adam Hunt .... rotoscope artist
Andrew Szerszen .... digital effects supervisor
Vincent Rother .... stunt rigger
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety
Camera and Electrical Department
Andreas Evdemon .... Steadicam operator
Andreas Evdemon .... camera operator: "b" camera
Russ Goozee .... camera operator
John Medland .... still photographer
Alan Millar .... electrician
Demetri Portelli .... first assistant camera
Chad S. Roberts .... electrician
Chris Schillinger .... additional grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victoria Dobson .... assistant costume designer
William Ng .... wardrobe truck supervisor
Elena Rakitskaya .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Rob Evans .... colorist
Chris Marsland .... telecine assistant (segments)
Chris Mayo .... on-line editor
Location Management
Quincy Morgan .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Peter Breiner .... conductor
Ladislav Krajcovic .... assistant score recording engineer
Ivan Marton .... orchestra contractor
Otto Nopp .... score recording engineer
Transportation Department
Albert Ezerzer .... driver: Ms. Shirley MacLaine
Rick Selmanovic .... driver: cast
Other crew
Ray Gaffoor .... production assistant
Matti Huhta .... script supervisor
Bruce A. Hutchison .... production coordinator
Stephen Khalla .... production assistant
Alyssa Kling .... on-set tutor
Sat Sidhu .... on-set tutor
Chantelle Smith .... daily production assistant
Nicci Van Viegen .... script supervisor
Scott Walling .... assistant to director and producer
Dahla MacKenna .... education supervisor (uncredited)

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Canada:144 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (DVD rating)
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Did You Know?

Ben Carlson who plays Walter Shirley is the real life son of actress Patricia Hamilton, who plays Rachel Lynde.See more »
Anne Shirley:I wonder if trees sleep. And if they do, if they dream.See more »
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A wonderful job, at least in the flashbacks, 26 July 2011
Author: vchimpanzee

I enjoyed the scenes from Anne's childhood more than the 1945 scenes. I didn't like going back and forth.

Hannah Endicott-Douglas did a fine job for the most part, making young Anne such a delight, though at times she could be overly enthusiastic and I occasionally found myself agreeing with Violetta about how annoying she was. But that didn't last. Such an intelligent child, and so often positive despite what she had been through.

Rachel Blanchard, who I know mostly from her perky "Clueless" character, started out so stoic and proper, but turned warm and loving later on.

Shirley Maclaine did her usual good job--not necessarily likable at first, but over time it appears Anne has a good influence on most of those she comes in contact with.

Kyra Harper was a standout as the woman living at an abandoned mill who helped Anne from time to time. She was one of the few who really showed concern, when Anne was seeing mostly hostility from those taking care of her.

Bernhard Behrens also did a good job as a man who in today's society would be seen as eccentric. Back then, he was someone who needed to be kept locked away from society. and yet Anne saw value in him.

As for the 1945 scenes, I suppose they were pleasant enough. Nothing to write home about. Barbara Hershey has a nice smile and pretty hair, but she never quite made me like her. I'm not clear on who the man in her life was, but he added a lot. The efforts to make a play about her life a success didn't interest me too much.

Anne's search for details of her past was hard to watch, but at least some of her efforts had good results. The movie ended happily for me, even if not everything could be resolved.

This is a good family film, though some of the adversity Anne has to experience may not be appropriate for the youngest children. Anyone who can handle Dickens is probably ready to see this.

My primary complaints about this movie were based on the fact that, although Anne loved Green Gables, we never got to see why. We saw only her life after World War II and her difficult childhood. Later I found out this was a sequel. I have no experience with Anne of Green Gables, so I don't fully understand the hostility over this movie.

But if you're new to the character, this may be a good introduction.

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