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Hansel and Gretel (1987)

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannon Movie Tales: Hansel and Gretel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Golan-Globus Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cloris Leachman hates cigarette smoke and had to wear a lot of prosthetic make-up for her part as the witch. Due to frequent on-set smoking by crew members, the smoke would get into her mask and irritate her. She begged them not to smoke near her, which they begrudgingly tried to remember. 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 »

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Version of Gingerdead: The Adventures of Nella & Nello (2010) 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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Brilliant film
11 June 2006 | by carlyandgeeSee all my reviews

I watched this film when I was about 6 or 7 and absolutely loved it. I used to rent it along with two other films from the same company, Puss in Boots and Snow White. When I was about 11 the video shop closed down and since then I have been searching for this film. I can still remember the words to the songs and I am now 21! Finally I have found a copy of it and cannot wait til I get it. I'm sure my son will enjoy it as much now as I did then. It is well recommended for children of all ages, although some children may find the witch a little frightening, it just depends on the child. It is a hard film to find but I would recommend looking for it and the other titles I mentioned earlier, it will be a well loved film for children and for adults!


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