A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (TV Movie 1989) Poster

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Fun, with memorable characters
ZoeBean18 January 2001
This was one of my favorite movies when I was younger. My brother and I (I was 9, he was 7) adored it and watched it repeatedly. It was so simply, yet perfectly done -- it took the classic book and turned it into a modern-day tale, but it didn't try to be a classic itself. It just tried to be funny, and it succeeded. The is the story of Karen, who finds herself in Camelot and impresses everyone with her "magical" twentieth century contraptions, and makes everyone call her Sir Boss. She's a sweet kid, and very eighties, but she's one of the best things in the movie. But I can't not mention the supporting actors -- without them, this movie wouldn't be quite the same. Hugo Blick, who plays Mordred, just LOOKS like an evil villain, and the lines he delivers are so corny and so, just, evil villainy, that you KNOW you should hate him but you secretly like him. And Whip Hubley, who plays Lancelot, is attractive and lovable. Emma Samms plays the Queen Guenevere with lightheartedness and beauty. The movie is rarely boring; there's one adventure after another. Fun for kids, and a decade later, I still think it's funny.
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A great movie for everyone!
rainstorm15916 March 2003
I first saw this movie when i was about 10, and loved it. Although it doesn't have any big special effects, the movie doesn't need it. The plot may sound a little dull, but the actors portray each character very well. Rene Auberjonois, who plays Merlin adds humor to the movie and Hogo Blick, who plays Mordred, is simply evil, yet you have to like him. Whip Hubley (Lancelot) i think did the best job of all. He is so sweet and courageous, that you cant help but to adore him. Overall this movie is a enjoyable and funny adventure for all ages.
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8/10
Cheesy, but fun. Don't compare to the book.
bailiffquimby-3028621 January 2019
So long as you go into it recognizing that it has virtually no resemblance to the Twain novel of the same name, and that this film is clearly made for kids, it is enjoyable. And wth Rudy from the Cosby Show, the Dad from Family Ties, and Odo from Deep Space Nine, there's plenty to amuse parents as well.
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