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Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)

Mio min Mio (original title)
A fantasy about the lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the King. In that country, he sets out on a quest, ... See full summary »

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William Aldridge (screenplay), Astrid Lindgren (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Pickard ... Mio / Bosse (as Nicholas Pickard)
Christian Bale ... Jum-Jum / Benke
Timothy Bottoms ... The King
Susannah York ... The Weaver Woman
Christopher Lee ... Kato
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... The Swordmaker
Igor Yasulovich ... Eno / Carpetbeater (as Igor Isulovitch)
Gunilla Nyroos Gunilla Nyroos ... Aunt Edna
Linn Stokke Linn Stokke ... Mrs. Lundin
Stig Engström ... Benke's Father
Geoffrey Staines Geoffrey Staines ... The Spirit
Lyubov Germanova Lyubov Germanova ... Jum-Jum's Mother (as Lubov Germanova)
Andrei Petrov ... Jiri
Andrey Sergeev Andrey Sergeev ... Nonno
Denis Bodrov Denis Bodrov ... Lollo
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Storyline

A fantasy about the lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the King. In that country, he sets out on a quest, together with his new friend, to destroy the evil Knight Kato. Written by <ca@mn.medstroms.se>

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They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. In a place called...The Land of Faraway.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden | Soviet Union | Norway

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Land of Faraway See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK55,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Chernobyl power plant disaster occurred when this movie was being shot. The crew evacuated the area completely, but came back to shoot the next month. They had numerous Geiger counters set throughout the shoot to monitor radiation levels. See more »

Quotes

Jum-Jum: Use the cape! It will make you invisible to the guards, you can sneak by seven times seven guards and gates and get out of here!
Mio: But what about you?
Jum-Jum: I'm staying here. There is only one cape.
Mio: And only one friend. If we are to die, we shall die together.
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Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Mio My Mio
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Sung by Gemini
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I have waited more than 10 years to see this movie again...
1 January 2006 | by sjon2See all my reviews

I have no idea why previous comment said that this movie is bad, bad, bad... I believe it has a lot better plot then lots of late American kids movies. I absolutely love this movie. I have seen it when I was just a teenager and now I have found it again. I used to relate myself to it and imagine that the Spirit will someday come for me too... What an imaginative kid I was!!! Nowadays I have two kids myself and am sure they will enjoy watching it too.

I couldn't believe that it was so expensive to purchase since it is out of print for 5 years, but my husband had spoiled me this Christmas, after hearing my nostalgic story. :)


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