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An American Girl Holiday (2004)

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 23 November 2004
Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.

Director:

Nadia Tass

Writer:

Valerie Tripp ("Samantha" stories from the "The American Girl Collection")
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mia Farrow ... Grandmary Edwards
AnnaSophia Robb ... Samantha Parkington
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenner Ames Kenner Ames ... Mr. O'Malley
Stewart Arnott ... The Doctor
Olivia Ballantyne ... Jenny O'Malley
Jordan Bridges ... Uncle Gard
Jackie Brown Jackie Brown ... Factory Lady
Stan Coles Stan Coles
Hannah Endicott-Douglas ... Bridget O'Malley
Karen Eyo ... School Principal
Michele Ferney Michele Ferney
Angela Fusco
Keir Gilchrist ... Factory Boy
Alanna Glass Alanna Glass
Bruce Gooch Bruce Gooch ... The Admiral
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Storyline

Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from completely different backgrounds, Samantha and Nellie become fast friends. The girls turn to each other in happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger, and grow to be as close as even two sisters could be. But nothing could prepare them for the life-altering surprises that lie ahead! Written by American Girl Website

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Trivia

Taylor Momsen auditioned for the leading role of Samantha Parkington but was considered to be too tall for the role. See more »

Goofs

When Samantha returns home after defending Nellie and the girls against Eddie, she is practicing piano and when she looks out the window, she sees Nellie walking across the lawn with a basket of laundry while wearing a black dress and white apron. There is not enough time between Samantha leaving Nellie and her practicing piano for Nellie to have changed and begun her chores. Also, as she would have been new, the housekeeper or head maid would have gone over with her what she was to do and therefore she would not have headed straight into chores, making it even less likely for Samantha to have seen her working while she practiced piano. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Samantha: [Narrating as she and Eddie were running around] It all began one day last April. I was living with my Grandmary in Mount Bedford, New York. And she was determined to teach me to become a proper young lady.
[climbs up on a tree]
Samantha: But that day, in particular, I was more interested in getting away from my next-door nuisance Eddie Ryland.
Eddie Ryland: Samantha!
[finds Samantha up on a tree]
Eddie Ryland: You're so dumb, you probably think three times four is twelve.
Samantha: Three times four is twelve, Eddie. Now if you don't ...
[...]
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Connections

Followed by An American Girl Adventure (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Abide with Me
(uncredited)
Music by William H. Monk
Lyrics by Henry F. Lyte
[Hymn during church]
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Great Movie!!
24 November 2004 | by northerngirl1211See all my reviews

This movie was terrific! I am 13 and I have two American Girl dolls myself. I have read all of Samantha's books and I found the movie really good! Some scenes sounded like soap opera, and some of the acting was a little off, but otherwise it was great! It must have been really hard for Nellie and her sisters. I would have done the same thing if I were in Samantha's place! I don't know what some thought of this movie, but it was great for me! It was so cool and I LOVED the scenery. The Aunt Cornelia and Uncle Gard sounded so fake sometimes. It was kinda obvious. I can't wait to see the movie again! I was mad when commercial brakes came on because I wanted to watch it! But, it was good anyway!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An American Girl Holiday See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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