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Matilda (1996)

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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Director:

Danny DeVito

Writers:

Roald Dahl (book), Nicholas Kazan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mara Wilson ... Matilda
Danny DeVito ... Mr. Wormwood / Narrator
Rhea Perlman ... Mrs. Wormwood
Embeth Davidtz ... Miss Honey
Pam Ferris ... Trunchbull
Paul Reubens ... FBI Agent
Tracey Walter ... FBI Agent
Brian Levinson Brian Levinson ... Michael
Jean Speegle Howard ... Miss Phelps
Sara Magdalin Sara Magdalin ... Matilda, 4 Years
R.D. Robb ... Roy
Gregory R. Goliath Gregory R. Goliath ... Luther (as Goliath Gregory)
Fred Parnes Fred Parnes ... Waiter
Kiami Davael ... Lavender
Leor Livneh Hackel Leor Livneh Hackel ... Julius Rottwinkle
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Storyline

Matilda Wormwood is an exquisite and intelligent little girl. Unfortunately, Matilda is misunderstood by her family because she is very different from their ways of life. As time passes, Matilda finally starts school that has a kindly teacher, loyal friends and a sadistic principal. As she gets fed up with the constant cruelty, Matilda begins to realize that she has a gift of telekinetic powers. After some days of practice, Matilda suddenly turns the tables to stand up to her parents and outwit the principal. Written by Blazer346

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Kids Rule! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for elements of exaggeRated meanness and ridicule, and for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roald Dahl's Matilda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,208,609, 4 August 1996

Gross USA:

$33,459,416

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,459,416
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of one of the FBI Agents was originally intended as a cameo role for Danny DeVito's friend Arnold Schwarzenegger as the two had previously worked on Twins (1988), Last Action Hero (1993) and Junior (1994). But he turned it down as he was busy working on Eraser (1996) See more »

Goofs

On Matilda's first day of school, in the car and walking through the gates, she is holding a book. When Matilda enters the playground she is no longer holding it. See more »

Quotes

Michael: [throwing marshmallows as Matilda was grabbing the book that was thrown] Hey, Dip face. Have a marshmallow. Have another marshmallow, Dip face. Dip face!
[door closes]
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Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Sospechosos habituales (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Bitty Pretty One
Written by Bobby Day (as Robert Byrd)
Performed by Thurston Harris
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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a great family movie we are missing these days ?
16 September 2018 | by fanan450See all my reviews

I am 33 years old while I am writing these words, and I must admit I am fully enjoyed watching this movie despite this movie was made for kids and despite my age as I referred in the beginning. every thing was perfect . the simple wonderful story , the great acting specially from MARA , that was amazing , that's a kind of movies we are missing these days . my advice to all go watch this , you will not regret.

7/10


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