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A Cinderella Story (2004)

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Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

Director:

Mark Rosman

Writer:

Leigh Dunlap
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Duff ... Sam
Jennifer Coolidge ... Fiona
Chad Michael Murray ... Austin
Dan Byrd ... Carter
Regina King ... Rhonda
Julie Gonzalo ... Shelby
Lin Shaye ... Mrs. Wells
Madeline Zima ... Brianna
Andrea Avery Ray Andrea Avery Ray ... Gabriella (as Andrea Avery)
Mary Pat Gleason ... Eleanor
Paul Rodriguez ... Bobby
Whip Hubley ... Sam's Dad
Kevin Kilner ... Austin's Dad
Erica Hubbard ... Madison
Simon Helberg ... Terry
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Storyline

Samantha or "Sam", has a rough childhood with her father dying in an earthquake and a new stepmother with two awful daughters. But on the bright side, Sam has an awesome best friend named Carter and an email relationship with a guy named Nomad. One day, Sam gets an email from her Nomad saying that he wants to meet her in the middle of the dance floor at their high school Halloween dance. She accepts the invitation and glides into the room wearing the best outfit ever. Her Nomad takes her outside where they share a romantic dance together and Sam realizes that her email friend is the most popular guy in school, Austin Ames. She runs back to her stepmother's diner before she knows she went to the dance and drops her phone on the way. Austin finds it and starts a search for his Cinderella. Written by bella yeager

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Once upon a time... can happen any time.

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | German | Czech

Release Date:

16 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled 'Cinderella' Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Monrovia, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,623,350, 18 July 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,438,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,164,105
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DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Sam is walking down the few steps, towards the pool, in the beginning of the movie; you can see a floating shadow on the ground and it appears to be a microphone boom. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, the position of the part of the shirt covering Fiona's left shoulder changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sam: Once upon a time, in a far away kingdom, lived a beautiful little girl and her widowed father.
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Connections

Version of A Coach for Cinderella (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Our Lips Are Sealed
Written by Jane Wiedlin and Terry Hall
Performed by Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Sweet, and heart warming
13 February 2005 | by neenienoonieSee all my reviews

Your perfect family film. Has your normal crushes and such. Lots of self confidence, and showing how much you need your friends. That timeless, and useful quote, "never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game"...after I saw that movie, and heard that line, i changed my lifestyle of leaving everything, calm , boring, and not the way i wanted it. I was afraid that I wouldn't be accepted if i didn't do a certain thing, or if I did a certain thing. I was wrong, and this movie, strange as it may sound, gave me the nerve to do some things I never would have done on my own. Definitely something to see if your feeling left out, or need something that will show you, that dreams can come true.


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