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      Madeline

      1998, Kids & family/Comedy, 1h 30m

      31 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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      It may be a tad tedious for older viewers, but Madeline's clever, adventurous heroine is likely to charm its intended audience. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Parisian schoolgirl and orphan Madeline (Hatty Jones) schemes to save her boarding school and home from being closed and sold by its owner, the severe Lord Covington (Nigel Hawthorne), whose benevolent wife (Stéphane Audran) has recently passed away. Madeline's sweet antics are often a burden to her goodhearted but stern headmistress, Miss Clavel (Frances McDormand), whose true appreciation of Madeline is revealed when Madeline and a schoolboy named Pepito (Kristian de la Osa) are kidnapped.

      • Rating: PG

      • Genre: Kids & family, Comedy, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer

      • Producer: Allyn Stewart

      • Writer: Ludwig Bemelmans, Malia Scotch Marmo, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $29.8M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Columbia Tristar, TriStar Pictures

      • Production Co: TriStar Pictures

      • Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, Surround

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Nigel Hawthorne
      Ben Daniels
      Arturo Venegas
      Stéphane Audran
      Katia Caballero
      Chantal Neuwirth
      Stanley R. Jaffe
      Michel Legrand
      Carly Simon
      Pierre Aïm
      Jeffrey Wolf
      Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski
      Gerard Drolon
      Rebecca Holmes
      Aline Bonetto
      Michael Clancy

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      • Sep 06, 2010

        A great adaptation of the children's series. The actors do a fine job, the story is good, and it's an entertaining movie.

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      • Jun 06, 2010

        "Madeline", the movie, is based on the children's books by Ludwig Bemelman featuring the spirited redheaded heroine, as the titular character who is the youngest of twelve girls living at a school which is about to be closed by Lord Cucuface (known in the movie as Lord Covington) after his wife dies. Madeline is as cute as a button and sometimes mischievous. Miss Clavel as the nun is a wonderful supporting character who is always trying to keep Madeline out of trouble. Pepito called "the Bad Hat" by the girls due to his bratty nature is the Spanish ambassador's son who lives next door to the girls. An endearing family film that is enjoyable to watch. The kids will love it.

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      • Jan 23, 2010

        Oh man... I saw this when it came out... YEARS ago.... really the book is MUCH better

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      • Dec 29, 2008

        Watched this on tv with my son and thought it quite entertaining

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