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Madeline (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 10 July 1998 (USA)
Horrified at the prospect of her beloved school being sold, a young French girl uses her wit and craftiness to attempt to save it, making an unlikely new friend in the process.

Director:

Daisy von Scherler Mayer (as Daisy Von Scherler Mayer)

Writers:

Ludwig Bemelmans (books), Malia Scotch Marmo (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frances McDormand ... Miss Clavel
Nigel Hawthorne ... Lord Covington (segment "Lord Cucuface")
Hatty Jones ... Madeline
Ben Daniels ... Leopold the Tutor
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ... Mr. Spanish Ambassador
Stéphane Audran ... Lady Covington
Katia Caballero Katia Caballero ... Mrs. Spanish Ambassador
Chantal Neuwirth ... Helene the Cook
Kristian de la Osa ... Pepito (as Kristian De La Osa)
Clare Thomas ... Aggie
Bianca Strohmann Bianca Strohmann ... Vicki (as Bianca Strôhman)
Christina Mangani Christina Mangani ... Chantal
Rachel Dennis Rachel Dennis ... Lucinda
Pilar Garrard Pilar Garrard ... Beatrice
Jessica Mason Jessica Mason ... Serena
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Storyline

The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington decides to sell Madeline's school. Written by Anonymous

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In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines...

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alan Rickman was considered for the role of Lord Covington. See more »

Quotes

Pepito: [to his father, while watching a carnival show "Los Idiots"] They're so stupid. That's why they're idiots.
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The word FIN appears as movie ends See more »

Connections

Referenced in Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Wonderful World
Written by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Special Markets
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User Reviews

 
Delightful movie for children AND adults
14 March 2005 | by hbarannikSee all my reviews

I just loved this version of Madeline, with the inimitable Frances McDormand and Nigel Hawthorne. Funny, attractive movie that is lively enough for adults to enjoy. I highly recommend it. Nothing offensive in it at all. The cinematography, the acting, the costuming was of the highest quality.

As a child I did not really read the Madeline series of books, but I did as an adult, and I found that this screenplay and production bring the book to life. At a time and in a society where there is so much negative entertainment, this was a pleasant offering. It was uplifting. It even had just enough suspense to make it interesting for adults.


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

10 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,414,668, 12 July 1998

Gross USA:

$29,967,750

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,967,750
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Dolby (Dolby 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound)| SDDS (as Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) (5.1 Surround Sound)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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