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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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Matthew Vaughn

Writers:

Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Narrator (voice)
Bimbo Hart Bimbo Hart ... Young Scientist
Alastair MacIntosh Alastair MacIntosh ... Victorian Academic
David Kelly ... Guard
Ben Barnes ... Young Dunstan Thorn
Kate Magowan ... Slave Girl / Una
Melanie Hill ... Ditchwater Sal
Charlie Cox ... Tristan Thorn
Sienna Miller ... Victoria
Henry Cavill ... Humphrey
Nathaniel Parker ... Dunstan Thorn
Darby Hawker ... Grumpy Customer
Frank Ellis ... Mr. Monday
Peter O'Toole ... King
Mark Strong ... Septimus
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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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The fairytale that won't behave See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer appeared in New Year's Eve (2011), The Family (2013), and The Wizard of Lies (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Septimus holds a knife to Bernard, the knife is on Bernard's cheek in the forward shot and behind his ear in the reverse shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

After the end of the credits, the pirates can be heard growling again. See more »

Connections

Featured in Take That: Rule the World, Stardust Version (2007) See more »

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Slavonic Dances, Op.46: No.6 in D Major, Allegretto Scherzando
Written by Antonín Dvorák
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Shop Boy, fetch me that Star
26 August 2007 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. This one will be compared to "The Princess Bride" and although it doesn't measure up to that classic, it is extremely entertaining and well made in its own right. The story line is a bit odd and the whole wall thing is never really explained, but the execution is fine, even building up strong suspense.

Charlie Cox plays Tristan, who falls for the wrong girl (Sienna Miller), and agrees to fetch her a fallen star ... who happens to be played by the stunning Claire Danes. Not much suspense on what happens with these two, but the suspenseful part comes in with the wicked witch played by Michelle Pfeiffer and the prince son of King Peter O'Toole looking to reclaim the ruby necklace our "star" is wearing. Lots of bad chasing the good.

Along the way, an encounter with the strangest pirate you will see (including any from the Carribbean). Robert Deniro plays Captain Shakespeare - tough on the inside, and shall we say in touch with his feminine side. Another encounter involves the brilliant Ricky Gervais as a fast talking trader and that is good for a couple of laughs.

Not your typical chase, coming of age, or fantasy film, but director Matthew Vaughn's ("Layer Cake") effort deserves an audience. Sadly the poor marketing campaign will probably prevent it from making any money. My guess it will find big success on video.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stardust See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,169,779, 12 August 2007

Gross USA:

$38,634,938

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,515,140
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2.35 : 1
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