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A Wrinkle in Time (2003)

A young girl and her genius kid brother are aided by three curious witches in their search for their missing scientist father, captive of an omnipotent otherworldly villain simply called 'It' whose evil is slowly infecting the universe.

Director:

John Kent Harrison

Writers:

Susan Shilliday (teleplay), Madeleine L'Engle (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Stuart ... Meg Murry
Gregory Smith ... Calvin O'Keefe
David Dorfman ... Charles Wallace Murry
Chris Potter ... Dr. Jack Murry
Kyle Secor ... The Man With Red Eyes
Seán Cullen ... Happy Medium
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Dr. Dana Murry
Kate Nelligan ... Mrs. Which
Alison Elliott ... Mrs. Who
Alfre Woodard ... Mrs. Whatsit
Munro Chambers ... Sandy Murry
Thomas Chambers Thomas Chambers ... Dennys Murry
Ellen Dubin ... Aunt Beast
Guy Fauchon Guy Fauchon ... Bingo Man
Alexander Pollock Alexander Pollock ... Eric O'Keefe
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Storyline

Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and three interesting women, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who in the search for their father who disappeared during an experiment he was working on for the government. Their travels take them around the universe to a place unlike any other. They must learn to trust each other and to understand that everyone is different. Written by Mandy Heuer

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To rescue their father, they must save the universe.


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Wrinkle in Time See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Filmed in 2001 for TV but not shown until 4/25/2003 in Canada (screened at the Toronto Sprockets International Film Festival for Children, now TIFF Kids International Film Festival) and 5/10/2004 in the U.S. (broadcast on ABC). See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) At the beginning of the movie when Meg and the schoolboys get into a semi-fight, the black boy is behind Meg when they're mocking her and then appears next to her in the next shot when the fight starts without time for him to have moved. See more »

Quotes

Meg Murry: I love you Charles Wallace.
Charles Wallace Murry: I love you.
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(Closing dedications) For Tom, Patrick and Claire For all our brothers and sisters See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Happy Medium
Written by Seán Cullen
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12 May 2004 | by amabiliscasaSee all my reviews

A Wrinkle in Time - where do I start? The book, in itself, is one of the most fabulous, imaginative, fantastical stories ever penned. Madeleine L'Engle is a writing genius. The book opened up whole new worlds for me, and taught me (in the forth grade) that it was all right to have imaginings beyond anything ever heard of. Now, close to graduation, I watched this, excited, but prepared to be disappointed. I rarely was. This was a fine production - the child actors quite good, I thought - no gorgeous child actors were cast, and I noticed no huge personality changes. Meg doesn't wear spectacles, and there are other similar changes. The end is a bit altered, but it didn't bother me too much. This is a good adaptaion, but not for L'Engleites. You need to be flexible - one form is a novel, one is a film. A book can be directed toward a small group of people, but a film has to be marketable to everyone. See it if you like fantasy and enjoy Madeleines books.


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