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FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

PG
99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.
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Albert Ash (story) | Tom McLoughlin (story) | Ernie Contreras (story) (screenplay)
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Oct 24, 1997 (United States)

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Harvey Keitel
Harry Houdini Harry Houdini   See fewer
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Jason Salkey
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Peter O'Toole
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Lara Morgan
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Adam Franks
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Joseph May
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John Bradley
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Anna Chancellor
Peter Pan Peter Pan   See fewer
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Florence Hoath
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Phoebe Nicholls
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Leonard Kavanagh
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Elizabeth Earl
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Paul McGann
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Anton Lesser
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Bob Peck
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Lynn Farleigh
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Bill Nighy
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David Calder
Harold Snelling Harold Snelling   See fewer
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Lady calling to Fairies Lady calling to Fairies   See fewer
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Carol Noakes
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Tom Georgeson
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Angus Barnett
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Suzy Barton
Lutey, a Fairy Lutey, a Fairy   See fewer
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Ali Bastian
Lull, a Fairy Lull, a Fairy   See fewer
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Anna Brecon
Elabigathe, a Fairy Elabigathe, a Fairy   See fewer
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Sean Buckley
Mr Bandylegs, a Fairy Mr Bandylegs, a Fairy   See fewer
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Lindsey Butcher
Tib, a Fairy Tib, a Fairy   See fewer
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Norma Cohen
Nanny Button Cap, a Fairy Nanny Button Cap, a Fairy   See fewer
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Matt Costain
Prince Malakin, a Fairy Prince Malakin, a Fairy   See fewer
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Philip Fowler
Fenoderee, a Fairy Fenoderee, a Fairy   See fewer
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Katie Gibbon
Pinket, a Fairy Pinket, a Fairy   See fewer
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Sophie Griffiths
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Sara Li Gustafsson
Loireag, a Fairy Loireag, a Fairy   See fewer
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Tara Kemp
Gull, a Fairy Gull, a Fairy   See fewer
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William Lawrance
Tom Cockle, a Fairy Tom Cockle, a Fairy   See fewer
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Caleb Lloyd
Lob, a Fairy Lob, a Fairy   See fewer
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Marianne Melhus
Florella, a Fairy Florella, a Fairy   See fewer
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Genevieve Monastesse
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Jane Read-Wilson
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Queen Mab, a Fairy Queen Mab, a Fairy   See fewer
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Mark Tate
Habetrot, a Fairy Habetrot, a Fairy   See fewer
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Hayley Tibbins
Patch, a Fairy Patch, a Fairy   See fewer
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Martin L. Evans
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6.5 / 10 | 5,706 votes