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Stardust (2007)

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In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

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Bimbo Hart ...
Young Scientist
Alastair MacIntosh ...
Victorian Academic
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Darby Hawker ...
Grumpy Customer
Frank Ellis ...
Mr. Monday
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Storyline

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a cross-dressing pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This summer a star falls. The chase begins. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence and risque humor | See all certifications »

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10 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stardust, le mystère de l'étoile  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,169,779, 12 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,634,938, 25 October 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$135,560,026, 14 September 2008
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Ben Barnes (young Dunstan Thorn) was a fan favorite, and the preferred choice, for Tristan over Charlie Cox, as he was considered more attractive. Matthew Vaughn intentionally cast Charlie Cox, a then-unknown actor over big name actors like Orlando Bloom, as he wanted an actor who could play a dork, and easily transition into a suave and handsome gentleman. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the course of the film the horse pulling Ditchwater Sal's wagon repeatedly changes. When Lamia comes across Ditchwater Sal it appears to be a silver bay with no visible distinguishing facial markings. However the biggest change occurs when Tristan and Yvaine are picked up on the road. The horse is a liver chestnut with a wide, white blaze on its face and a vastly different body type from the original horse. In the very next scene (right after they were picked up) it has changed to a rotund little flaxen pony with a star and snip as markings. See more »

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Narrator: A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really... "Do the stars gaze back?" Now *that's* a question.
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After the end of the credits, the pirates can be heard growling again. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Fairy Tale Life (2010) See more »

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Can Can
From "Orpheus In The Underworld"
Written by Jacques Offenbach
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My Fantasy Fix
25 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie has everything a fantasy movie should have, romance, clever witticisms, great acting and a fair dose of magic.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and was drawn to its original plot (based on the Neil Gaiman novel which I am now looking to read) and colorful characters.

One of the most striking things to me actually was how self contained the story is. Unlike so many sci-fi fantasy movies out there right now which leave open-endings and such this was a pure fairy-tale, satisfying in and of itself with no need for a sequel.

Original. Fun. Feel-good Fantasy.


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