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Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story 

The continuing adventures of Anne Shirley in New York and in France during World War I.
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Series cast summary:
Megan Follows ...  Anne Shirley 2 episodes, 2000
Jonathan Crombie ...  Gilbert Blythe 2 episodes, 2000
Schuyler Grant Schuyler Grant ...  Diana Wright 2 episodes, 2000
Patricia Hamilton ...  Rachel Lynde 2 episodes, 2000
Janet-Laine Green ...  Maud Montrose 2 episodes, 2000
Greg Spottiswood ...  Fred Wright 2 episodes, 2000
Cameron Daddo ...  Jack Garrison 2 episodes, 2000
Shannon Lawson ...  Elsie James 2 episodes, 2000
Douglas Campbell Douglas Campbell ...  Dr. Powell 2 episodes, 2000
Martha Henry Martha Henry ...  Kit Garrison 2 episodes, 2000
Barry Morse ...  Palmer Winfield 2 episodes, 2000
Dan Lett ...  Water Owen 2 episodes, 2000
Nigel Bennett ...  Fergus Keegan 2 episodes, 2000
David Gardner David Gardner ...  Mr. Dodd 2 episodes, 2000
Jill Frappier ...  Mrs. Dodd 2 episodes, 2000
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ...  Reverend Morgan 2 episodes, 2000
Miranda de Pencier ...  Josie Pye Spurgeon 2 episodes, 2000
Lauren Peters ...  Dominic 2 episodes, 2000
Nicole Peters ...  Dominic 2 episodes, 2000
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It's September, 1915. Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe have been engaged for some time, but life seems to always get in the way of them actually getting married. They eventually want to resettle back in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, despite Green Gables' dilapidated condition and the fact that they do not own it. But their latest detour takes them to New York City as Gilbert's tenure at Bellevue Hospital has been extended. Anne, who has resisted moving to New York City in the past with him, decides to go this time. While pursuing her writing career, she gets a job as a junior editor at Winfield Publishing, where she meets the company's star writer, Jack Garrison, who aspires to write more serious works than the pulp fiction he is required to churn out for Winfield. But not only affecting Anne and Gilbert's life but that of everyone they know, World War I takes hold and further complicates matters. Their respective war efforts separate the couple. As Anne tries to reconnect with ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Family | Romance | War

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This is the first film in the series not to be based on anything actually written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Though it could be said to be very loosely based on the 8th Anne novel "Rilla of Ingleside" about Anne and Gilbert's youngest child, Rilla, and her time during WWI. See more »

Goofs

When Anne and Elsie are trapped in the train after being captured by the French, Elsie says that they will be killed at dawn. However, as we see from the amount of light around them it is way past dawn. See more »

Quotes

Jack Garrison Jr.: You're going about it all topsy-turvy. You must absolutely always start with a firm premise and a solid ending.
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Alternate Versions

The 2011 wide-screen 'Restoration Edition' DVD version uses new, re-created visual effects and matte shots. 'Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story' had many visual effects and matte shots that were originally created in standard definition. Each of these sequences had to be recreated using original green screen elements and embellishing them with completely new matte work. See more »

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Follows Anne of Avonlea (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Farewell to Nova Scotia
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Traditional
(singing in London bomb shelter)
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Anne and Gilbert, kindred spirits? Not anymore, and they're not even pretty
16 August 2000 | by lovethebeatles64See all my reviews

The only reason I can think of that this movie even bears the title "Anne of Green Gables" is that the director/producer/whomever decided that they could make a lot more money misleading hundreds of loyal Anne fans. This movie is so unlike the other two that it could be about any couple during WWI. Whatever possessed the wonderful Megan Follows and Jonathan Crombie to be in this disaster of a film, I am sure none of us will ever comprehend.

I also cannot understand why Kevin Sullivan, who first presented Anne on screen with such sincerity, could somehow think that the original L.M. Montgomery stories were simply not good enough anymore? This movie might not be exciting to the "Mission Impossible" fans that it seems to be geared towards, but Avonlea was exactly the setting that made the Anne movies so wonderful. This "continuing story" has none of the beauty and vivacity of the former films. We loved Avonlea and Prince Edward Island, because they provided simple and natural backdrops, allowing the talent of the actors to shine through.

And speaking of the talent of the actors, where on earth did it go? To agree with another reviewer, the actors looked tired and restless during their scenes, as if they wanted nothing more than for all of it to end. Maybe they were blackmailed into doing this? Not only did we have to endure Megan Follows and Jonathan Crombie simply looking old, we were given the added benefit of seeing several other actors coming back to play their former rolls, and clearly not having fun with them. I am not even going to discuss the new character of Jack Garrison, who seemed to be pulled out of thin air to form a soap opera-like love triangle.

When I read a wonderful book like "Anne of Green Gables" (and "Anne of Avonlea", "Anne of the Island", etc.) It disappoints me so much when a movie comes out that is nothing like the amazing piece of literature I have enjoyed. When I heard that there was going to be a "continuing story" my mind automatically filled with images of Anne and Gilbert's joyful wedding at Green Gables, and of their "house of dreams" and their many children. When I heard that it was to be nothing like the book, I could hardly contain my disappointment! We loyal Anne fans have waited so long...for this?

Other reviewers have complained that their visions of Anne have been ruined forever. I did not have this problem, because I have an imagination that allows me to "imagine things differently from what they are." This movie was so unlike Anne of Green Gables, in storyline, setting, and characters, that it had no effect on my longterm enjoyment of the first two films.

If your curiosity cannot be contained, and you simply must risk it, then by all means, watch this film. If not, however, I caution you, do not touch this movie or it will contaminate you for life!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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