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Hansel and Gretel (1987)

Not Rated | | Family, Fantasy, Musical | 10 December 1988 (USA)
Based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel are abandoned after the famine strike in the village and where Hansel and Gretel are later trapped in the deceptively ... See full summary »

Director:

Len Talan

Writers:

Jacob Grimm (story), Wilhelm Grimm (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Warner ... Father
Hugh Pollard Hugh Pollard ... Hansel
Nicola Stapleton ... Gretel
Emily Richard Emily Richard ... Mother
Cloris Leachman ... Griselda The Witch
Susie Miller Susie Miller ... Marta
Eugene Kline Eugene Kline ... Farmer
Warren Feigin Warren Feigin ... Baker
Josh Buland Josh Buland ... Baker's Boy
Lutuf Nouasser ... Blacksmith
Beatrice Shimshoni Beatrice Shimshoni ... Ribbon Lady
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Storyline

Based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel are abandoned after the famine strike in the village and where Hansel and Gretel are later trapped in the deceptively decorated house of the witch Griselda who wishes to fatten Hansel so that he may be baked into a delicious gingerbread treat. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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They lost their way... but found a magical adventure! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Hansel and Gretel See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally to be filmed in Budapest, Hungary. See more »

Crazy Credits

A gingerbread man is shown on the left side of the screen during the end credits. At the very end, he winks at the audience. See more »

Connections

Version of Hansel and Gretel (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Witch Is Dead
Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
from opera "Hänsel und Gretel"
Music Adaption by Michael Cohen
Lyrics by Enid Futterman and Nancy Weems
Performed by Children
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Best Fairytale Brought To Screen
17 September 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1988 and recently in 2002 I wished I could watch it again. Fourteen years on, I still remember this film.

Everyone plays their part well. It is a fantastic story which can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. The songs are great, the scenery is lovely and when you see the witch's house and garden, I think you'll agree that they are excellent.

I don't need to go into detail about the story. We all know it unless we've been living in a cave for years. Even though you know what the film's conclusion is going to be before you see it, it doesn't detract from the enjoyment.

Check this movie out. However, you'll have a hard time doing that because I haven't spotted it on TV, cable or at a video store since I first saw it. Perhaps someone will release it onto DVD one day.


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