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Mio min Mio (1987)

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:

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Country:

Sweden | Soviet Union | Norway

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mio in the Land of Faraway See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Budget:

SEK 55,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a book by Astrid Lindgren, author of "Pippi Longstocking". Lindgren wrote the book after she saw a lonely boy sitting on a park bench in Stockholm. She wondered what he was doing there, who he was and where he would end up and that gave birth to the story of Prince Mio. The bench that the boy sat on can still be found in Stockholm today, marked with a sign saying "Mio sat here". See more »

Quotes

Kato: This is the most dangerous sword I've had in my castle... It cannot kill the young and innocent!
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Mio My Mio
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Sung by Gemini
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Lord of the Rings for kids. Great!
29 November 2004 | by sd11009See all my reviews

I saw this movie first in the early 90's when I was a kid and watched it again yesterday, 10+ years later. It was more impressive back then, I must admit. :)

The first part of the story reminded me of Harry Potter and the second of Lord of the Rings, however it solid on it's own and has enough unique features, so you wouldn't be bored.

A great fairytale for kids. Not too complex and doesn't have that much emotional tension. I only wish the acting was better, and the events would happen faster, but for an 1987 kids movie it's fine. Otherwise an enjoyable adventure.


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