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Hansel & Gretel (2002)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Taylor Momsen ... Gretel
Jacob Smith ... Hansel
Delta Burke ... Stepmother
Howie Mandel ... The Sandman
Alana Austin ... Wood Faerie
Gerald McRaney ... Father
Lynn Redgrave ... Woman / Witch
Dakota Fanning ... Katie
Thomas Curtis Thomas Curtis ... Andrew
Daniel Roebuck ... Dad
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Troll (voice)
Sinbad ... Raven (voice)
Tom Arnold ... Boogeyman (voice)
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If you go down to the woods tonight be sure of the biggest surprise of your life! When Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother leads them into the dark forest, the children find themselves in an enchanted world of magical creatures and hideous monsters. But when they stumble upon a house made of sweets things take a turn for the worse, as inside the cottage is an evil witch who's hungry. And Hansel and Gretel have a sneaking suspicion they might be on the menu! But will the ever-forgetful Sandman and the runny-nosed Boogeyman be able to save them? Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some crude humor
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fábula Moderna de João e Maria See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,477, 20 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,477, 20 October 2002
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dakota Fanning and Thomas Curtis who played Katie and Andrew, later appeared themselves as younger versions of Jake and Melanie in Sweet Home Alabama (2002). See more »

Quotes

The Sandman: Off like a light, into the night!
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Connections

References All About Eve (1950) See more »

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A twisted fairy tale
5 February 2003 | by DaleylifeSee all my reviews

Hansel and Gretel, is the story of two kids who meet a witch in a house made of gingerbread. But this version, is twisted.

The stepmother, wants to live in a house with a tv, and thinks the kids will stop her from that. So, she takes them into the woods, and leaves. Hansel & Gretel get lost, and meet the sandman, a wood fairy and the troll.

But, a "twister" blows them towards a gingerbread house, and a near-sited old woman comes out, offering them food... but, the woman is not what she seems...

This film has a great cast, and the story is great. But, there are several gags that slow down the storyline. One of which, is that the story is being told by a father telling his children. (the father is "reading" the book, but makes things up, which explains the twisted version)

This film is good, but the gags might tempt you to turn it off, before you even see the witch in her gingerbread house.

7/10


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