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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.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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... Sara Crewe
... Miss Minchin
... Capt. Crewe / Prince Rama
... Amelia Minchin
... Charles Randolph
... Becky (as Vanessa Lee Chester)
Errol Sitahal ... Ram Dass
... Ermengarde
... Lavinia
Darcie Bradford ... Jesse
... Betsy
Alexandra Rea-Baum ... Gertrude
... Jane
... Rosemary
... Lottie
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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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No miracle is ever too small. See more »

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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G | See all certifications »

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19 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La princesita  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,019,307
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The actress Vanessa Chester and Camilla Belle were both in the movie The Lost World Jurassic Park. See more »

Goofs

There are many latex balloons as decorations at Sara Crewe's birthday party in 1914 or 1915. However, the modern balloon that we see pictured in the film was not invented until 1931. See more »

Quotes

Rich Boy in Street: Here, little girl.
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Referenced in Bones: The Lost in the Found (2015) See more »

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Sonata in C Minor: Andantino expressivo
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Written by Giovanni Pescetti (as Giovanni Battista Pescetti)
(performed by Miss Minchin during story hour and again in her study)
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A sweet movie that kindles your heart.
9 May 2001 | by See 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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