Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 108 mins.Year: 1993
Cast: Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards, Ron Perlman

Disney Movie Rating: 70.14 out of 100. Total of 43 votes.

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Cool Runnings (1993) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 98 mins.Year: 1993
Cast: Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, John Candy

Disney Movie Rating:
82.75 out of 100. Total of 257 votes.

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 84 mins.Year: 1993
Cast: Don Alder, Ed Bernard, Kevin Chevalia, and Anne Christianson

Disney Movie Rating:
83.77 out of 100. Total of 243 votes.

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The Three Musketeers (1993) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 105 mins.Year: 1993
Cast: Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O'Donnell, and Oliver Platt

Disney Movie Rating:
77.08 out of 100. Total of 75 votes.

The Three Musketeers (1993) Movie Description:

Full of swashbuckling, testosterone, and bravery, the Three Musketeers movie follows the adventures of Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan as they work together to rescue their king from the evil hands of Cardinal Richelieu. With fun, frivolity, and more fun, the three musketeers and their protege sidekick risk life and limb to become heros.

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Hocus Pocus (1993) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 96 mins.Year: 1993
Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy

Disney Movie Rating:
82.64 out of 100. Total of 64 votes.

Hocus Pocus (1993) Movie Description:

A spin on the infamous 17th-Century Salem Witch Trials is the focus of the 1993 Walt Disney Pictures fantasy-comedy Hocus Pocus.

Salem, Mass. 1693: Three sisters (deemed witches by townspeople) are publicly hanged after allegedly killing another girl and transforming the slain girl's brother into a talking cat. Dissolve to Salem, Mass. 1993, October 31st (Halloween) to be precise.

New high school student Max isn't adjusting well to his new school or classmates. Apparently Max is an object of ridicule because he scoffs at the legend of the three witches, which is held to be a "sacred truth" in Salem. Reluctantly, Max agrees to accompany his younger sister on her "trick-or-treat"-ing rounds, where they become involved in strange goings-on at the house where the three 17th-Century "witch" sisters lived.

Hocus Pocus has developed somewhat of a cult following over the years. The cast is solid, led by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz and Thora Birch. Legendary TV producer/director Garry Marshall has a cameo as the Devil.

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A Far Off Place (1993) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 100 mins.Year: 1993
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Embry and Jack Thompson

Disney Movie Rating:
72.87 out of 100. Total of 3 votes.

A Far Off Place (1993) Movie Description:

Adapted from a series of works by Laurens Van der Post, the 1993 Walt Disney Pictures film, A Far Off Place, stars Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall and Jack Thompson in an African-based drama-adventure.

Nonnie (Witherspoon) and Harry (Randall) are the sole survivors of a massacre at an isolated farm in the African savanna. Now sought after by the perpetrators because they are the only witnesses to the slaughter, Nonnie and Harry have but one chance at survival, and that's to embark upon a thousand-mile plus trek across the Kalahari Desert. Joining them is a native African bushman whose rudimentary knowledge of the region proves to be invaluable.

A Far Off Place is a study in dogged determination and resolve, as well as a lesson in teamwork and learning to get along with others, despite seemingly irreparable differences.

Noted Danish filmmaker Mikael Salomon made his American film directing debut with A Far Off Place.

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Aladdin (1992) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 90 mins.Year: 1992
Cast: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Disney Movie Rating:
90.1 out of 100. Total of 2390 votes.

Aladdin (1992) Movie Description:

The 1992 Disney animated film, Aladdin, is adapted from the Arabian classic folktale, Aladdin and the One Thousand and One Nights, continuing the series of Walt Disney Animated Classics.

This version is generally faithful to the original story, however, improvisation and modernization serve to create a more contemporary "feel." The animation, as to be expected, is superb.

The street-smart Aladdin and his pet monkey are regulars along the city streets, but when by chance they encounter Princess Jasmine, things begin to change. Looked upon unfavorably by the Sultan's top henchman, the evil Jafar, Aladdin winds up tossed in jail, subsequently finding himself in the middle of Jafar's plot to take over the kingdom with the aid of a magic lamp.

Providing the voices for the film are such notables as Robin Williams (who also narrates), Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Welker. The celebrated animation team of Ron Clements and John Musker both produced and directed.

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Newsies (1992) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 121 mins.Year: 1992
Cast: Christian Bale, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Gabriel Damon, Max Casella

Disney Movie Rating:
82.54 out of 100. Total of 164 votes.

Newsies (1992) Description:

Down-on-his-luck Cowboy Kelly and his sidekick David Jacobs decide to take a stand when a price increase threatens to devastate their already struggling newspaper careers.  Despite the struggle to survive, the desire to find success wherever they can find it proves to be a powerful motivator for the boys who take on some powerful enemies.

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The Mighty Ducks (1992) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 100 mins.Year: 1992
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland

Disney Movie Rating:
80.53 out of 100. Total of 157 votes.

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Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 89 mins.Year: 1992
Cast: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman and Robert Oliveri

Disney Movie Rating:
36.7 out of 100. Total of 5 votes.

Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992) Movie Description:

The sequel to 1989's box-office hit, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is the 1992 Walt Disney Pictures comedy, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. Rick Moranis and Marcia Strassman reprise their roles from the original.

In a reversal of the original premise, this time Moranis manages to enlarge the kid in Absent-Minded Professor-style. The newly-massive child, Adam, quickly grows to seven feet tall, necessitating radical changes to the household. Before much longer, Adam reaches 12-foot tall proportions, and inadvertently turns the Las Vegas backdrop into chaos.

Moranis once again does an admirable job in "channelling" Fred MacMurray, while Strassman capably plays the predictable, supportive mother. John Shea portrays Moranis' boss, who attempts to corner his employee's latest high-tech gizmo, while screen veteran Lloyd Bridges is effective in a cameo.

Retaining much of the original's charm, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid manages to entertain although semi-savvy viewers will see the inevitable conclusion a mile away.

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Beauty and the Beast (1991) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 84 mins.Year: 1991
Cast: Voices by Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson and Richard White

Disney Movie Rating:
90.2 out of 100. Total of 3368 votes.

Beauty and the Beast (1991) Movie Description:

One of Disney's most highly anticipated animated films, 1991's Beauty and the Beast didn't disappoint, with both viewers and critics practically falling over themselves to shower kudos on the production.

The timeless fairy tale about a young prince transformed into an ugly beast after turning away an elderly beggar woman who in reality is an enchantress, is told beautifully, and as to be expected, the animation, music and special effects are nearly flawless.

Spot-on casting of voices for the unforgettable characters includes Paige O'Hara as Belle, Robby Benson as Prince Adam/The Beast, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers and Angela Lansbury.

Beauty and the Beast received six Academy Award nominations and won two, for Best Original Score (Alan Menken) and Best Original Song (Menken and Howard Ashman).

The popularity and success of Beauty and the Beast led to a Broadway stage production in 1994, which subsequently enjoyed a run of 13 years and over 5,000 performances.

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White Fang (1991) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 107 mins.Year: 1991
Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ethan Hawke

Disney Movie Rating:
82.29 out of 100. Total of 98 votes.

White Fang (1991) Movie Description:

In the classic tale which defined how dogs became man's best friend, the movie White Fang explores the relationship between Jack Conroy and his wolf-dog mixed best friend. Together Jack and White Fang face the dangers of the wild and the dangers of civilization and rely on each other to survive.

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Rocketeer (1991) Disney Movie

Rating: PGLength: 108 mins.Year: 1991
Cast: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly and Alan Arkin

Disney Movie Rating:
71.1 out of 100. Total of 6 votes.

Rocketeer (1991) Movie Description:

For his second directorial effort, Joe Johnston takes on The Rocketeer, a 1991 action-adventure film from Walt Disney Pictures. Johnston's first director's stint, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, was a box-office hit in 1989.

Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) is a stunt pilot who accidentally discovers a rocket pack that gives him the ability to fly. Supposedly designed and bankrolled by legendary billionaire recluse Howard Hughes, the rocket pack becomes the target of several different organizations, including Nazi German agents. Secord (albeit reluctantly) utilizes the highly sought-after rocket pack to fight crime, while simultaneously avoiding his pursuers. When the evildoers kidnap his girlfriend (Jennifer Connelly), Secord's task becomes even more complicated.

Filmed to resemble the classic 1930s-style Hollywood adventure films, The Rocketeer succeeds in "looking" the part, but inconsistency and occasional sensationalism in the storyline fall a bit short to accomplish true "homage."

Besides Campbell and Connelly, cast members include Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin and Paul Sorvino.

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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991) Disney Movie

Rating: GLength: 88 mins.Year: 1991
Cast: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling and Cliff Robertson

Disney Movie Rating:
67.65 out of 100. Total of 4 votes.

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991) Movie Description:

Filmed in rural South Carolina, Walt Disney Pictures 1991 adventure-romance, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken tells the story of a somewhat headstrong, rebellious teenaged girl whose dream and ambition is to become a "diving girl," a rather obscure activity involving horses diving into water with a rider.

Sonora Webster (Gabrielle Anwar) is the girl with big dreams, and remarkably, she achieves her goal, only to be blinded while performing her specialty at the Atlantic City Steel Pier. Shattered and temporarily despondent, Sonora displays her determination by working tirelessly to "get back on the horse," and although the odds are overwhelmingly against her, she eventually succeeds.

Potentially derivative and predictable, Wild Hearts instead, thanks to wonderful performances (especially by Anwar) and an intelligent storyline, is a wonderful, inspiring film.

Other notable performances among the cast include Cliff Robertson and Michael Schoeffling. Steve Miner, veteran of several movies and TV shows, directs with an unobtrusive, deft touch.

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