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Little Women (1994)

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The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

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Gillian Armstrong

Writers:

Louisa May Alcott (novel), Robin Swicord (screenplay)
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Jo March
Gabriel Byrne ... Friedrich Bhaer
Trini Alvarado ... Meg March
Samantha Mathis ... Older Amy March
Kirsten Dunst ... Younger Amy March
Claire Danes ... Beth March
Christian Bale ... Laurie
Eric Stoltz ... John Brooke
John Neville ... Mr. Laurence
Mary Wickes ... Aunt March
Susan Sarandon ... Mrs. March
Florence Paterson Florence Paterson ... Hannah
Robin Collins Robin Collins ... Carriage Boy
Corrie Clark Corrie Clark ... Belle Gardiner
Rebecca Toolan ... Mrs. Gardiner
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Storyline

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.

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Save a place in your heart for the unforgettable story of these... LITTLE WOMEN See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for two uses of mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

25 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Women See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,411,247, 25 December 1994

Gross USA:

$50,083,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,083,616
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Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening scene of Sally Moffet's coming-out party, the camera pans down through several floors showcasing stunning woodwork and a beautiful oak staircase. Only part of the substantial woodwork found throughout Craigdarroch Castle, the 25, 0000 sq.ft. home of the Dunsmuir family was built in the late 1880's-1890's. Containing 39 rooms over four floors, it is estimated to have cost $500,000 at the time (over $12.5 million today). The woodwork alone cost around $40,000. Craigdarroch Castle is located in Victoria, BC, Canada. http.//www.thecastle.ca See more »

Goofs

When Amy has returned home after falling into the pond, Meg is seen hanging up her wet clothes. Meg remarks that she cannot believe Jo walked all the way home in only bloomers. Although Amy is the one who fell in, and this may seem an error on Meg's part, Meg means that Jo walked home in bloomers because she gave Amy her clothes in order to keep her warm. See more »

Quotes

Laurie: Meg?
Meg: Please don't tell Jo how I've behaved.
Laurie: As long as you won't tell anyone how I've behaved.
Meg: I was just playing a part. To see what it felt like to be Belle Gardiner with four proposals and 20 pairs of gloves.
Laurie: You're worth ten of those girls.
Boston Matron: Did you see the way that March girl has gone after the Laurence heir?
Boston Matron: Best thing that could happen to the Marches.
Meg: This ridiculous dress, I've been tripping over it all night.
Laurie: Tie something around your neck where it can do you some good.
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Soundtracks

Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Felix Mendelssohn)
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Wow, what do you know? A worthy remake!
14 January 2002 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

I've seen the original, starring Katherine Hepburn as Jo which was directed by George Cukor in (what seems to be) 1901. That's an excellent version of this story, a real classic.

Maybe the story just needed a 'new coat of paint' to spruce it up a bit because it sure does seem new and worth telling again.

Winona Ryder has to carry the movie, more or less, and gives a confident performance as the independent Jo. Susan Sarandon is not around that much but makes a good Marmee. Christian Bale is great, as always, and Trini Alvarado and Eric Stoltz round out the cast.

You don't see Claire Danes that much, but then it becomes about her quite a bit as the story moves on. A gift she receives for Christmas from a kindly neighbor could give your tearducts a workout, at the very least.

Beautiful movie. Could even be longer, and how many times can you say that about anything?


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