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FairyTale: A True Story (Illumination) (1997)

FairyTale: A True Story
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Harvey Keitel Harvey Keitel
Harry Houdini
Jason Salkey Jason Salkey
James Collins
Peter O Peter O'Toole
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Lara Morgan Lara Morgan
Jean Doyle
Adam Franks Adam Franks
Adrian Doyle
Guy Witcher Guy Witcher
Denis Doyle
Joseph May Joseph May
Houdini's Assistant
John Bradley John Bradley
Portly Gentleman

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Albert Ash Albert Ash
Tom McLoughlin Tom McLoughlin
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9 years, 2 months ago at May 22 20:20
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A lovely movie, not really a children's film, not really a fairy film.

It's a film about believing in the unbelivable, because we can never lose faith in things even if people try to make you put your feet on the ground, sometimes you have to fly a little to have dreams and hope.

The characters development, the dialogues, the details are very well worked, it captivate... read more
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After enduring family tragedies, young cousins Elsie (Florence Hoath) and Frances (Elizabeth Earl) spend time in rural Yorkshire, England, where they see fairies in a nearby meadow. They then snap pictures of the fairies, which suddenly gain international notoriety. Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O'Toole) announces he's a believer. Magician Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel), however, is a skeptic. Both join a media circus to see if the pictures indeed are genuine and if fairies are real.
Release date: 24 October 1997
UPC: 097360505443
Tags: Fantasy (7), Drama (6), Family (4), Fairy (4), 1997 (3), Magic (3), 1990s (3), Fairy Tale (2), British (2), Fairies (2), Photography (2), Adaptation (2), Hunt (1), Adventure (1), Net (1), Surrealism (1), Magical (1), Trick (1), Talkies (1), Houdini (1)
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" Directed by: Charles Sturridge Produced by: Albert Ash, Bruce Davey, Walter Finerman, and Tom McLoughlin Written by: Albert Ash, Tom McLoughlin, and Ernie Contreras Cinematography: Michael Coulter Edited by: Peter Couldn't Music by: Zbigniew Preisner Distributed by: Paramount Pictures"

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