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The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)

After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

Astrid Lindgren (books), Ken Annakin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tami Erin ... Pippi Longstocking
David Seaman David Seaman ... Tommy Settigren (as David Seaman Jr.)
Cory Crow Cory Crow ... Annika Settigren
Eileen Brennan ... Miss Bannister
Dennis Dugan ... Mr. Settigren
Dianne Hull ... Mrs. Settigren
George DiCenzo ... Mr. Blackhart
J.D. Dickinson J.D. Dickinson ... Rype
Chub Bailly Chub Bailly ... Rancid
Dick Van Patten ... Greg The Glue Man
John Schuck ... Capt. Efraim Longstocking
Branscombe Richmond ... Fridolf
Evan Adam Evan Adam ... Freckle-faced boy
Fay Masterson ... Head girl
Romy Mehlman Romy Mehlman ... Lisa
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Storyline

After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy and Annika, venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi. The three soon become friends and get into various adventures together, including cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, dodging the "splunks", going down a river in barrels, and helping Pippi with the problem of having to go to a children's home. Older children will probably get the most out of this movie. Written by Amelia Chanowith

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Great fun for the whole family! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Sweden | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking See more »

Filming Locations:

Amelia Island, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$933,462, 31 July 1988

Gross USA:

$3,569,939

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,569,939
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

As of 2011, the Fernandina Beach house used for Villa Villekulla, Pippi's home, is now Posada San Carlos, a bed and breakfast inn. Painted white, pink, and green, it has also become a popular tourist attraction. See more »

Goofs

When Pippi is saving the little boy and girl out of the fire on the rope, the plank she is walking on is visible. See more »

Quotes

Pippilotta Longstockings: I just love a man in uniform. Policemen are the best.
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Crazy Credits

Upon the Columbia Pictures logo appearing (during which the film's theme song, "Pippi Longstocking (Is Coming Into Your Town)," begins to play), the logo dissolves into (rather than fading-out-and-in to) the first image in the opening credits; the abstract vector image of Pippi's braided pigtails, freckles, and eyes (part of the movie's title logo) over a white background. The eyes are slightly animated, blinking occasionally, and focuses on the titles below: "Columbia Pictures Presents" appears first which fades out, then the "An Adham/Moshay/Mehlman Production of" credit rolls into place from the left and fades, then the "A Ken Annakin Film" that also rolls into place from the right and fades, and finally, the film's title, "The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking," which fades into place. The eyes focus on the "New" that suddenly bounces into place from the left (right between "The" and "Adventures," which conveniently part to make room for it). The eyes then look at the camera and the left eye winks for a second. Then the scene dissolves to the credit sequence proper. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Clueless (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Runnin' Away
Written by Misha Segal and Pat Caddick
Performed by Margie Nelson
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User Reviews

 
No wonder everything doesn't fall togeather perfectly. it's fantasy for goodness sake!
13 February 2005 | by joeestlinbmSee all my reviews

I'm a 59 yr old man who watched this movie with his grandkids. We all enjoyed it immensely.

It had everything it should have for a movie that was based on fantastic events. A little girl who had super natural powers, a sea captain ( her father) who was the king of a cannibal tribe, a horse who to some extent could talk, at least well enough that Pipi could umderstand him.

There was also a flying motorcycle, and a flying machine that Pipi powered by twirling around with a broom.

I wouldn't have enjoyed it near as much, had my grand kids not been there to ooh, ahh, and giggle, at what was taking place. It was a very enjoyable movie, and well worth spending my time watching. If you have kids to watch it with, it will be that much more enjoyable.


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