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Hansel & Gretel (2002)

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The classic fairy tale gets a twist in this live-action tale - the pair meet a scatter-brained Sandman, a bumbling Boogeyman, and a wonderful witch who really likes kids. With Howie Mandel, Dakota Fanning, Sinbad and more.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Taylor Momsen ... Gretel
Jacob Smith ... Hansel
Delta Burke ... Stepmother
Howie Mandel ... The Sandman
Alana Austin ... Wood Faerie
Gerald McRaney ... Father
Lynn Redgrave ... Woman / Witch
Dakota Fanning ... Katie
Thomas Curtis Thomas Curtis ... Andrew
Daniel Roebuck ... Dad
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Troll (voice)
Sinbad ... Raven (voice)
Tom Arnold ... Boogeyman (voice)
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Storyline

If you go down to the woods tonight be sure of the biggest surprise of your life! When Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother leads them into the dark forest, the children find themselves in an enchanted world of magical creatures and hideous monsters. But when they stumble upon a house made of sweets things take a turn for the worse, as inside the cottage is an evil witch who's hungry. And Hansel and Gretel have a sneaking suspicion they might be on the menu! But will the ever-forgetful Sandman and the runny-nosed Boogeyman be able to save them? Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some crude humor
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fábula Moderna de João e Maria See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,477, 20 October 2002

Gross USA:

$154,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,642
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Taylor Momsen and Dakota Fanning have appeared in live action movies based on Dr. Seuss picture books. Momsen was in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Fanning was in The Cat in the Hat (2003). See more »

Quotes

The Sandman: Off like a light, into the night!
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Adults and older kids will enjoy this.
3 August 2004 | by pac8See all my reviews

A fun film. Yes, it's long. Yes, it does seem a bit redundant at times, but the modern twists and dialogue and, if you are paying close attention, a bit of Monty Python and various other more mature film lines tucked in for fun, not to mention a certain chorus from a Metallica song, Sandman.

Howie Mandell did a great job as the Sandman but the character seemed a bit off with it's stereotypical "gay lisp" and at the same time, ogling the Wood Fairy - who resembles a certain young lady from Tomb Raiders with her Fairy wands strapped to her thighs and her short shorts. Delta Burke was fun as the Wicked Stepmother. You truly wanted to see her get her just desserts in the end, but she doesn't. And even that was a nice twist on the tale. Lynn Redgrave always adds to a role. She is superb as the fiendish female version of Hannibal Letcher.

This is aimed at an older audience, not little children. The humor and the references are going to go over the heads of the younger set.


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