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A Little Princess (1995)

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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Writers:

Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel), Richard LaGravenese (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liesel Matthews ... Sara Crewe
Eleanor Bron ... Miss Minchin
Liam Cunningham ... Capt. Crewe / Prince Rama
Rusty Schwimmer ... Amelia Minchin
Arthur Malet ... Charles Randolph
Vanessa Chester ... Becky (as Vanessa Lee Chester)
Errol Sitahal Errol Sitahal ... Ram Dass
Heather DeLoach ... Ermengarde
Taylor Fry ... Lavinia
Darcie Bradford Darcie Bradford ... Jesse
Rachael Bella ... Betsy
Alexandra Rea-Baum Alexandra Rea-Baum ... Gertrude
Camilla Belle ... Jane
Lauren Blumenfeld ... Rosemary
Kelsey Mulrooney ... Lottie
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Storyline

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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No miracle is ever too small. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 February 1996 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

De kleine prinses See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,019,307
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Camilla Belle. See more »

Goofs

When Sara and Captain Crewe travel from India to the USA, a map is shown describing their route. The year is 1914 but the map is from the 1920s. Before WWI, Syria and Iraq didn't exist. See more »

Quotes

Rosemary: That's it! I can't take it anymore! I don't care what you say about Sara's stories. They've got to be more fun than watching your hair being combed!
[Rosemary leaves in anger]
Lavinia: If anyone else feels the same way, I think she should leave, too!
[the other two girls leave as Lavinia goes stunned]
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Connections

Version of Shôkôjo Sêra (1985) See more »

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Kindle My Heart
Written by Maggie Smith
Produced by Maggie Smith
Performed by Liesel Matthews
Courtesy of Sony Records
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A DEFINITIVE INSTANCE when the Academy, indeed the public, truly missed the mark...and indeed missed out
6 May 2001 | by poetellectSee all my reviews

This film reminds you what life's all about. Emmanual Luzbeki's cinematography demands praise- it's so stunningly beautiful one wonders why he didn't win the oscar. Indeed, this film is flawlessly scripted, acted, and executed, it is perhaps the definitive example of how the Academy oftentimes nominates based on box-office receipts, and not based on merit. *&#$() braveheart, THIS movie was the best film of 1995. And should have been nominated. No other film makes me tear up or cry as much for its brutal honesty, it's uncliched tenderness, and heartfelt truth about those ultimately human truths- love, kindness, and the magic of believing. Rarely does a film so positively move one's heart. Seek this film out. Go now.


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