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Red Riding Hood (1987)

Unrated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1988 (USA)
The faithful little girl must brave the forest and the big, bad wolf to bring her grandmother a basket of goodies in this musical version of the classic fairytale.

Director:

Adam Brooks

Writers:

Jacob Grimm (fairy tale), Wilhelm Grimm (fairy tale) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Amelia Shankley Amelia Shankley ... Linet
Isabella Rossellini ... Lady Jean
Craig T. Nelson ... Godfrey / Percival
Rocco Sisto ... Dagger
Helen Glazary Helen Glazary ... Nanny Bess
Linda Kaye ... Badger Kate
Amnon Meskin Amnon Meskin ... Peter
Julian Chagrin ... Allen Owen (as Julian Joy-Chagrin)
Haim Zehavy Haim Zehavy ... 1st guard
Stuart Kingston Stuart Kingston ... Villager
Danny Segev Danny Segev ... Villager
Aryeh Moskona ... Villager (as Arie Moscuna)
Igor Borisov Igor Borisov ... Bartender
Barbara Allen Barbara Allen ... Lady in Castle
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Storyline

The high spirited daughter of the village lord and her mother have been living in the forest for seven years near her wise grandmother. They wait for her father to come home, meanwhile, her literally heartless uncle rules. He sells his soul for the aid of an enchanted wolf who turns himself human in order to spy. As the tyranical lord begins to see his niece as a threat, he sends the wolf to deal with her. Written by Max Vaughn

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannon Movie Tales: Red Riding Hood See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Percival's "Why have you cut your hair?" to Lady Jean was not in the original script, but was added when Isabella Rossallini, who kept her hair in an iconic short bob for the majority of her career, was chosen for the role. The directors felt an explanation was needed for why a medieval woman would have such short hair, and the implication of the line was that Jean cut her long hair in mourning for her missing husband. See more »

Quotes

Linet: Mother, when will he come?
Lady Jean: Your father? Soon... soon, I hope.
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Performed by Craig T. Nelson
Music by Stephen Lawrence
Lyrics by Michael Korie
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Truly the best retelling of the classic tale ever put on film
25 June 2002 | by Lady JasmineSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was a child, and it is still among the favourites in my video collection. I am shocked more people have not heard of it. This film is a fresh retelling of a story that has been told for generations, only this time it is told with genuine originality. The characters have motive and depth, especially Lynette (otherwise known as Red Riding Hood) a rebellious young girl who, just like her mother once did, shows no fear...even in the face of a cunning werewolf. The music in this version is enchanting, and will ring in your head for hours afterwards; it is a shame that they never released the soundtrack.

This is most definitely a welcome addition to any collection, children's or otherwise.


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