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The Nutcracker (1993)

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On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie (Cohen) falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself (or does she?) into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her ... See full summary »

Director:

Emile Ardolino

Writer:

Susan Cooper (narration)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darci Kistler ... The Sugarplum Fairy
Damian Woetzel Damian Woetzel ... The Sugarplum Fairy's Cavalier
Kyra Nichols ... Dewdrop
Wendy Whelan ... Coffee
Margaret Tracey ... Marzipan
Gen Horiuchi ... Tea
Tom Gold ... Candy Cane
Lourdes López Lourdes López ... Hot Chocolate
Nilas Martins Nilas Martins ... Hot Chocolate
William Otto ... Mother Ginger
Peter Reznick ... Fritz
Karin von Aroldingen Karin von Aroldingen ... Grandparent
Edward Bigelow Edward Bigelow ... Grandparent
Heather Watts Heather Watts ... Frau Stahlbaum
Robert LaFosse Robert LaFosse ... Dr. Stahlbaum
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Storyline

On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie (Cohen) falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself (or does she?) into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her beloved Nutcracker (Culkin) comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King, then is turned into a Prince after Marie saves his life. Written by Anonymous

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The joy of the New York City Ballet in an exciting family holiday motion picture.

Genres:

Family | Fantasy | Music

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Trivia

Director Emile Ardolino died 4 days before the film was released in US theatres. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: This is the Stahlbaums' house. These are their children, Marie and Fritz. It was Christmas Eve, when there was always a big family party. The children had been waiting and waiting for their guests to arrive. The house was full of rich, wonderful smells of baking, chocolate, and peppermint sticks.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Macaulay Culkin is listed as playing Drosselmeier's nephew, but he is not listed as playing either The Nutcracker or The Prince. See more »

Connections

Version of Dziadek do orzechów (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nutcracker: Gifts/Herr Drosselmeier's Arrival with his Nephew/Toy Dolls/Toy Soldier
(uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The New York City Ballet Orchestra (with chorus) conducted by David Zinman
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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (1993)
23 December 2014 | by cherilynhannen-193-162581See all my reviews

this is no spoiler I think people have seen this movie The Nutcracker...it was good I loved it...in fact I loved The Nutcracker since I saw it live at the historic Jefferson Theater in Beaumont, Texas in December 1980 when I was 11....loved the music and the growing tree in fact everything in the film was what I remembered seeing live except it was in a movie and I don't understand that person griping cause Macaulay Culkin's outfit was pink it was a nice color....wonder what happened to Jessica Lynn Cohen who played Marie????!!!..is she not acting now????!!!....I know Darci Kistler turned 50 this year and quit the ballet...wonder if any of the other ballet stars who were in the film are still dancing especially Bart Robinson Cook who played Drosselmeier who was Marie's godfather who gave her the Nutcracker who became the prince...I would recommend this movie for anyone for Christmas it's fun and clean and can be seen by anyone


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$783,721, 28 November 1993

Gross USA:

$2,119,994

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,119,994
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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