You'd never guess it from the title, but Courage Mountain is a sequel to children's classic, Heidi. In this handsome production, filmed in Europe and set during World War I, a teenaged Heidi (Juliette Caton) leaves Switzerland to attend school in Italy. Things go wrong from the start. The other girls make fun of her country ways, then the school is seized by the army. Due to a misunderstanding, Heidi and several classmates are separated from their beloved headmistress (Leslie Caron) and sent to an Oliver Twist-like orphanage. Fortunately, they're able to escape. Using her mountaineering skills, Heidi leads them on an expedition across the Alps to her grandfather's house. Charlie Sheen, who plays her sweetheart Peter, acquits himself nicely as a soldier who assists the girls, but his American accent sounds out of place. Odd casting aside, this family adventure is faithful to the spirit of the original story. --Kathleen C. Fennessy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Sadly, I never received this product despite contacting the seller to tell them it hadn't arrived and they apparently sent out another copy. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2011 by D. Neely
It was a heart warming video, with a great story! Though I do agree with Milton, Sheen was probably not the best actor to play Peter, but he did a great job!Published on June 18 1999
A must see for children or adults. It has something for everyone, with a mixture of adventure and a little bit of romance. I would definitely recommend watching it.Published on April 26 1999