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Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

Director: Carroll Ballard

Producers: Willard Carroll, Donald Kushner, Peter Locke

Genre: Music/Musicals

Year: 1986

Running time: 85 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: MGM

Cast: Hugh Bigney, Wade Walthall, Vanessa Sharp

In this Pacific Northwest Ballet performance, it is Christmas Eve and festivities are under way. Clara (Vanessa Sharp) is excited when her godfather, Herr Drosselmeier (Hugh Bigney), arrives with a bag full of gifts, one of which is an intriguing wooden nutcracker. That night, while the rest of the household is sleeping, Clara visits the Christmas tree to inspect her nutcracker and soon finds herself immersed in a dream world that is both dark and enchanting.


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