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Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (2001)

Snow White (original title)
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Snow White's mother dies during childbirth, leaving baby Snow and father John for dead on an icy field, who then receives a visit from one of Satan's representatives, granting him three wishes.

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Jacob Grimm (story) (as The Brothers Grimm), Wilhelm Grimm (story) (as The Brothers Grimm) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miranda Richardson ... Queen Elspeth
Tom Irwin ... John
Vera Farmiga ... Josephine
Kristin Kreuk ... Snow White
Clancy Brown ... The Granter of Wishes
Vincent Schiavelli ... Wednesday (Yellow)
José Zúñiga ... Hector (as Jose Zuniga)
Michael J. Anderson ... Sunday (Violet)
Warwick Davis ... Saturday (Indigo)
Tyron Leitso ... Prince Alfred
Michael Gilden ... Monday (Red)
Mark J. Trombino Mark J. Trombino ... Tuesday (Orange)
Penny Blake Penny Blake ... Thursday (Green)
Martin Klebba ... Friday (Blue)
Campbell Lane ... Magistrate
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Storyline

Born from a drop of blood in a flutter of apple blossoms, and framed in ebony, a young girl named Snow White becomes the blessing of a loving peasant couple, John and Josephine. But with her birth comes a curse and the end of her mother's life. Left alone with an infant daughter, John braves a brutal winter in search of food for his starving angel. Salvation comes unexpectedly when the father's tears melt the frozen tomb of a bewitched creature, the Green-Eyed One. In thanks, the insinuating beast grants John three wishes: nourishment for Snow White, a kingdom in which to raise his family and a queen by his side. But John's cause for celebration is short-lived. For the Green-Eyed One has devious plans for the well-being of his own family. Owing his loathsome spellcasting daughter, Elspeth, a long-awaited wish, he encourages her desires for appointment to the throne. A kingdom to rule is hers for the waiting, the new King John is hers for the belittling and a luscious little ... Written by John Nickolaus <nickolausj@yahoo.com>

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Official Sites:

Hallmark Entertainment

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Canada | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Snow White: The Fairest of Them All See more »

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Trivia

The prince-turned-bear plot is actually taken from "Snow-White and Rose-Red", another German fairy tale also collected by the Brothers Grimm. See more »

Quotes

Snow White: Tell me why, why are you still here?
Wednesday: Don't you dare try to be nice to me.
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Not bad, could have been better
23 February 2003 | by book addictSee all my reviews

First things first: Miranda Richardson is wonderful in this movie. Absolutely brilliant. And next: This movie could have been lots better. Kristen Kreuk or whatever her name is, tries hard but is far too unresponsive and passive as the fairest of them all. This movie strays from the true tale of Snow White far too much. I mean, anyone can forgive a few minor changes, but this was really, really different. I'm not saying it should be a Disney's Snow White clone (although, Disney's version is absolutely wonderful and always melts my heart!), but it should have stayed a little more true to the story. Enough with the criticism. Even though there were major differences, there were nice touches on old things, such as the way Elspeth is told she is not the fairest one of all (Snow White's figure leans out of the mirror(s) and says 'I am. I am. I am the fairest of them all.'). Oh, and I'm glad that the evil queen is beautiful. Overall, 5 out of 10.


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