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Giuseppe Verdi's beloved opera arrives on the small screen for the whole family to enjoy in this film designed to spark conversation among family members regarding the themes and topics. When Ribaldi moves into Castle Gate, Bonnie fears that he may make good on his promise to evict her impoverished family. A physically hideous man whose personality makes his outward appearance look positively ravishing, Ribaldi hires Bonnie to work in his castle. When the young girl learns that Ribaldi is a master singer and teacher, she implores him to help her in refining her own vocal talents. Through the course of her lessons Bonnie's inner beauty slowly chips away at Ribaldi's gruff exterior revealing a soul of great kindness and deep wisdom. Though the children of Castle Gate also begin to take notice of Ribaldi's remarkable transformation, the parents of the town remain blinded by his hideous visage as terrible rumors fuel the fire of their hatred and ignorance.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2004
UPC: 0796323100649
Original Release: 1993
Rating: NR
Source: Bonneville Ent.
Time: 1:38:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Rigoletto Title, Credits and Voice-Over [:30]
2. The New Neighbor [7:54]
3. Pig Feelings [1:55]
4. Buying Contracts [2:44]
5. Eviction Day [1:54]
6. Bonnie Chooses to Work for Ribaldi [6:01]
7. Bonnie's First Day [2:13]
8. Suspicions and Gossip [2:08]
9. Ribaldi Shows His Face and Ugly Heart [4:31]
10. Bonnie Wonders: Can You Teach Me to Sing? [4:23]
11. Peeping on the Bloodsucker [3:25]
12. Miraculous Cures [4:50]
13. Ribaldi Sings [1:25]
14. Pig Singing [:17]
15. Bonnie Gets an Invitation [8:13]
16. Porter Goes Out at Night [1:59]
17. $10,000 for Emelda [3:44]
18. Porter and the Magic Mirror [:53]
19. No More Stuttering [1:22]
20. April Child [3:37]
21. Bonnie Chooses Ribaldi, But She Must Leave Him [:53]
22. State Finals, Georgie and Hate [3:36]
23. Cleanup and Goodbye [6:00]
24. Rigoletto [9:55]

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Rigoletto 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic movie and I own it on tape but my tape player no longer works. It's so hard to find it on dvd though. Someone should definately change that!! I'm listening to the soundtrack now a friend gave it to me recently and I'm practically crying. This is a wonderful movie for kids of all ages (even the old ones like me)!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie!The soundtrack is one of my favorites. This movie is so good I've watched it over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really thought that this movie had a lot of character. I loved everything about it. Even though I usually don't like movies that have a kind of sad endings,this one was great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It started out boring and pointless. but then it started getting better and better until it amazed me. I thought the ending was sad, but it wasn't.
Guest More than 1 year ago
oh my gosh i love this movie! it has the best storyline and soundtrack! my only complaint is that it's hard to find. it's one of those magical movies that makes you believe that there's good in everyone.