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A Cinderella Story (2004)

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Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

Director:

Mark Rosman

Writer:

Leigh Dunlap
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Duff ... Sam
Jennifer Coolidge ... Fiona
Chad Michael Murray ... Austin
Dan Byrd ... Carter
Regina King ... Rhonda
Julie Gonzalo ... Shelby
Lin Shaye ... Mrs. Wells
Madeline Zima ... Brianna
Andrea Avery Ray Andrea Avery Ray ... Gabriella (as Andrea Avery)
Mary Pat Gleason ... Eleanor
Paul Rodriguez ... Bobby
Whip Hubley ... Sam's Dad
Kevin Kilner ... Austin's Dad
Erica Hubbard ... Madison
Simon Helberg ... Terry
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Storyline

Samantha or "Sam", has a rough childhood with her father dying in an earthquake and a new stepmother with two awful daughters. But on the bright side, Sam has an awesome best friend named Carter and an email relationship with a guy named Nomad. One day, Sam gets an email from her Nomad saying that he wants to meet her in the middle of the dance floor at their high school Halloween dance. She accepts the invitation and glides into the room wearing the best outfit ever. Her Nomad takes her outside where they share a romantic dance together and Sam realizes that her email friend is the most popular guy in school, Austin Ames. She runs back to her stepmother's diner before she knows she went to the dance and drops her phone on the way. Austin finds it and starts a search for his Cinderella. Written by bella yeager

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Taglines:

Once upon a time... can happen any time.

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | German | Czech

Release Date:

16 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled 'Cinderella' Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Monrovia, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,623,350, 18 July 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,438,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,164,105
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The trailer features music by James Newton Howard from the movie Dave (1993). See more »

Goofs

After Sam receives her first text message from her "secret admirer" she tells Carter "I'll see you later" and turns to go the other direction. In the next cut, she turns around again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sam: Once upon a time, in a far away kingdom, lived a beautiful little girl and her widowed father.
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Version of Cinderella (1899) See more »

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Written by Kaitlyn Harner and Johnny Douglas
Performed by Kaitlyn
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it is great
26 February 2006 | by megagob2004See all my reviews

It is a wonderful film. And if you are like me and think that Chad Michael is fit (which he is) then you will like it. It is funny and a good film to watch. I have watched it over 20 times and i normally won't watch i film more that twice. So i would say if you like funny, romantic, girlie film then you will enjoy it. I don't think many boys would enjoy it though. It is easy to understand and is well written. I think that it is a bit to like Cinderella though. But otherwise i think that every girl should see it.:) I hope if you get it that you enjoy like i have. So have fun watching it. Sorry if this review is not that good, i am not good with reviews


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