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Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)

Unrated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 13 October 2000 (UK)
Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is disappointed to find there is no garden to play ... See full summary »

Director:

Willard Carroll

Writers:

Willard Carroll (screenplay), Philippa Pearce (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Le Vaillant Nigel Le Vaillant ... Thomas Long (adult)
Marlene Sidaway ... Doris Schuster
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ... Melody Long
Alfie Lawrence Alfie Lawrence ... Harriet Long
Mel Martin ... Alice Long
Greta Scacchi ... Aunt Gwen Kitson
James Wilby ... Uncle Alan Kitson
Anthony Way Anthony Way ... Tom Long
Nick Robinson Nick Robinson ... Peter Long
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Willows
Arlene Cockburn Arlene Cockburn ... Susan the Maid
Tom Bowles Tom Bowles ... Mr. Ferguson
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Bartholomew
David Bradley ... Abel
Stuart Piper Stuart Piper ... Hubert
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Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is disappointed to find there is no garden to play in; but his disappointment turns to wonder when he discovers a magical garden which only appears at night when an old grandfather clock strikes thirteen. His nightly excursions to this beautiful garden become even more interesting when he realises that the people he meets cannot see him - except one young girl named Hattie. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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It was a special time... and a special place


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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tom's geheimer Garten - Als die Uhr 13 schlug See more »

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BS24, Hyperion Pictures See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It features a scene or two filmed in and near to Ely Cathedral in Ely Cambridgeshire See more »

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[talking about Hatty]
James: Why do you hate her so much?
Aunt Melbourne: I hate her because it's so easy for the rest of you to love her.
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Version of Tom's Midnight Garden (1974) See more »

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After Always
Written by Debbie Wiseman & Don Black
Performed by Barbara Dickson & Miriam Stockley
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The type of movie that the English excel at making
2 October 2001 | by john_howesSee all my reviews

If you like well done stories such as the Secret Garden this will appeal to you. The cast of mostly unknown actors give excellent performances. This is the type of movie that Britain does well. The actresses playing Hatty are appealing and the settings and production values are outstanding. While primarily a children's film, this production will appeal to all ages. It was not released theatrically in the States but is on several Cable channels. Don't miss it.


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