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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

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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Trivia

The name Madeline is a form of the name Magdalene, which is well-known as a name because of Saint Mary Magdalene. Magdalene means "from Magdala". Mary Magdalene's name is thought to be derived from Magdala - a village on the sea of Galilee. In Aramaic, "magdala" means "tower" or "elevated, great, magnificent". In this movie and in the book series on which it was based, the name is fitting since the character Madeline is called "the bravest girl of all" and "she can do anything" by her teacher and classmates. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Miss Clavel: Something is not right.
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The word FIN appears as movie ends See more »

Connections

Referenced in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) 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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Good girl
30 July 1998 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

Sitting through "Madeline" was like a cool breeze on a hot day. Hatty Jones is talented enough to carry the movie, Frances McDormand makes a hell of a nun, and the supporting cast was fine also. I would rather sit through this movie again than ever see most of the summertime garbage we are 'treated' to. The opening and closing credits were beautiful, too. Being a thirtysomething guy, I was unfamiliar with the "Madeline" books, but I have a feeling the movie captured the spirit of the books. A job well done; I loved every minute of it.


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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)| Stereo (YouTube release)

Color:

Color | Color (YouTube)| Color (35mm)| Color (1998)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

Widescreen
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