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Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)

An inquisitive teenager pries into suspected dodgy dealings on her space station home - and ends up being sent down to Earth.

Director:

Kenneth Johnson

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Marilyn Sadler (book), Roger Bollen (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Storms ... Zenon Kar
Raven-Symoné ... Nebula Wade
Stuart Pankin ... Commander Edward Plank
Holly Fulger ... Aunt Judy Kling
Frederick Coffin ... Parker Wyndham
Bob Bancroft ... Mr. Lutz
Greg Thirloway ... Mark Kar
Phillip Rhys ... Proto Zoa
Gwynyth Walsh ... Astrid Kar
Lauren Maltby Lauren Maltby ... Margie Hammond
Danielle Fraser Danielle Fraser ... Lynx
Brenden Jefferson ... Andrew (as Brenden Richard Jefferson)
Blair Slater ... Aquillat
Zach Lipovsky Zach Lipovsky ... Matt
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... Leo
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Storyline

Zenon Car is a trouble-prone 13-year-old girl who, in the year 2049 AD, lives on a space station with the rest of her family. When she runs afoul of Parker Windom, the owner of the station, Zenon is determined to be "incorrigible", and as punishment is exiled to the worst place imaginable: The planet earth. After several painful weeks of adjustment to her new surroundings, Zenon enlists the aid of her earthbound pals to return to her "real" home with evidence that the "respectable" Mr. Windom is up to no good. Written by Hal Erickson

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She's one galactic girl who saves the day in a stellar way!


Certificate:

TV-G

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

De Passe Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

At some of the doors on the space station there are the Vtech Mini Wizard games used as pin pads. See more »

Goofs

When Zenon's dad is tell her that she was grounded to earth, he points outside, but the earth is moving one way and the stars are moving the other. See more »

Quotes

Matt: Reality pill, Margie. It was never you he liked, it was the car.
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Alternate Versions

The film was originally shot in a 16:9 aspect ratio, but was cropped for 4:3 televisions when it was aired on the Disney Channel. More recent digital releases of the film and Disney Channel airings feature the original widescreen footage. See more »

Connections

Followed by Zenon: Z3 (2004) See more »

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Don't Be Ashamed
13 July 2006 | by aleara_cerridwynSee all my reviews

This movie came out when I was maybe, 6 or 7 years old. I fell in love with it, and the sequel "Zenon the Zequel." Truthfully, after a while I outgrew the Disney Channel, especially once the DCOM started to get beyond corny. However, Zenon game out in the "golden age" of DCOMs. Is the movie a bit unbelievable? Yes, of course it is. Is it cheesy? Yeah, the lingo makes you cringe sometimes. I watched the movie again last night though, and realized that this movie has something that the recent DCOMs doesn't: good acting. Kirsten Storms is amazing as Zenon, with her insanely expressive eyes. She works as hard as she can to make the words she's saying not make you laugh, especially the 7 odd times she exclaims "Ceedus Lepeedus!" As of last night, I've decided that I shouldn't be ashamed if I still like this movie. The clothes are hilarious, since in the future we apparently have flashbacks to the 80s, and same with the words (Stellar, etc). This movie also has a plot that you can't predict right away. When Lutz puts the disc into the Class 4 system, we don't know what he's doing, and neither does Zenon. And the idea of "grounded" meaning being sent to Earth is brilliant. Overall, this movie is a bit hyper and a bit corny, but it's one of the few DCOM that I've watched recently that actually has a somewhat believable plot and great acting. So those of you around my age: don't be ashamed if you still love this movie. It's much better than being in love with High School Musical.


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