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Prince Charming (2001)

After an extramarital indiscretion, a fairy-tale Prince and his sidekick are turned into frogs for all eternity, or until the Prince can convince a maiden to kiss, and then marry him.


Allan Arkush


Doug Palau




Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Short ... Rodney
Christina Applegate ... Kate / Princess Gwendolyn
Andrea Martin ... Serena
Billy Connolly ... Hamish
Bernadette Peters ... Margo / Titania
Sean Maguire ... Prince Charming
Colin Fox Colin Fox ... King Leo
Carly Street Carly Street ... Beautiful Maiden
Marcia Bennett ... Queen Isabel
Colm Magner Colm Magner ... Lothian Knight
Jake Goldsbie ... Boy
Vickie Papavs ... Mother
David Fox ... King Pius
Julia Paton ... Milkmaid
Meredith McGeachie ... Camille / 'Helena'


In the fifteenth century, the Kingdom of Anwyn has been in a war against the Lothian Kingdom for three hundred years. Now the womanizing Prince John of Anwyn (Sean Maguire) will marry Lothian Princess Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) to bring peace to the kingdoms. He rides with his clumsy wizard squire Rodney of Tudor (Martin Short) and his father King Leo (Colin Fox) to the Lothian Castle for the wedding. However, on the day of the wedding, Prince John is caught shagging a peasant woman, and Lothian King Pius (David Fox) and Queen Isabel (Marcia Bennett) curse Prince John and Rodney, and they are doomed to "frogging" by the wizard Wacktazar (Julian Richings) for all eternity. The spell will only be broken if a maiden kisses John and marries him. Five hundred years later, John and Rodney are still frogs. One day, a boy catches and brings them to New York City and they escape to Central Park. When Margo (Bernadette Peters) kisses John in the park, Rodney and he become men again. John ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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So many frogs. So few princes.


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Did You Know?


During a fight scene, Prince John (Sean Maguire) is asked "who do you think you are, Robin Hood?" Maguire played Robin Hood on Once Upon a Time (2011). See more »


Near the end of the film, when the prince and Rodney are discussing the curse and the prince sets Rodney free, the microphone is visible. See more »


Prince 'Charming' John: Fair Kate...
Kate: Don't "Fair Kate" me!
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Referenced in The Wogglebug's Adventure in New York (2017) See more »

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One Lovely Sweet Kiss of Happiness
21 November 2004 | by FlowerlillieSee all my reviews

I loved this movie so much. It had the fairly tale come true dust sprinkled all over it. My heart did a flip at the amazing all star cast. Martin Short is funny and wonderful as always. I love anything with Bernadette Peters in it. She is full of spunk and beauty. The actor Sean Maguire was the perfect prince charming. He had the accent, the body, the hair, and the charm all women secretly dream about. The story line was great, how all their lives and problems intertwined with each others. But as always they lived happily ever after. I loved the chase seen through the park. It was your classic damsel in distress with the hunky rescuer. The only thing missing was that Bernadette Peters didn't sing. If you love happy endings with a modern day flair then this is the movie for you. It's one lovely sweet kiss of happiness.

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13 July 2003 (USA) See more »

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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