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A Little Princess (1995)

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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Writers:

Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel), Richard LaGravenese (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liesel Matthews ... Sara Crewe
Eleanor Bron ... Miss Minchin
Liam Cunningham ... Capt. Crewe / Prince Rama
Rusty Schwimmer ... Amelia Minchin
Arthur Malet ... Charles Randolph
Vanessa Chester ... Becky (as Vanessa Lee Chester)
Errol Sitahal Errol Sitahal ... Ram Dass
Heather DeLoach ... Ermengarde
Taylor Fry ... Lavinia
Darcie Bradford Darcie Bradford ... Jesse
Rachael Bella ... Betsy
Alexandra Rea-Baum Alexandra Rea-Baum ... Gertrude
Camilla Belle ... Jane
Lauren Blumenfeld ... Rosemary
Kelsey Mulrooney ... Lottie
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Storyline

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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From the author of "The Secret Garden". See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La princesita See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,019,307
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of Ram Dass's monkey is Hanuman, which is the name of the monkey god who helped Prince Rama rescue Sita from Ravana in "The Ramayana". See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the pictures in Sara's mother's locket switch sides between shots. See more »

Quotes

[at Sara's birthday party, Sara blows out the candles on her cake]
Lottie: [happily jumping up and down as the others clap] I want a big piece!
Lavinia: [sarcastically] Oh hush up, Lottie! I'm sure *Princess Sara* will give everyone a fair share. Right, Princess?
Lottie: [to Sara] I told her that's what you were.
Sara Crewe: Well, not just me, *all* girls are princesses. Even snotty, two-face bullies like *you*, Lavinia!
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Connections

Version of Princess Sarah (2007) See more »

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Kindle My Heart
Written by Maggie Smith
Produced by Maggie Smith
Performed by Liesel Matthews
Courtesy of Sony Records
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A sweet movie that kindles your heart.
9 May 2001 | by imktbqSee all my reviews

A Little Princess is a great movie of friendship and hope. It shows that all little girls can be princesses regardless of race, appearance, or being a snob. The year is 1914 and little Sarah is forced to go to a school in New York, New York (after spending all her life in India) when her father must fight for Britain in the First World War. Immediately Sarah has made two foes, the head-mistress and founder Miss Minchin and Livinia the school bully. Miss Minchin doesn't like Sarah because Sarah is imaginative and smart. Livinia doesn't like Sarah because she is a threat to her popularity. When a tragic problem arises Sarah is reduced to a servant girl her friends show her that she doesn't need to give up on life. This movie is wonderfully heart touching with a great ending. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.


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