This lovely re-make of the classic movie recounts a story familiar to many people about a young girl being raised in an alpine environment by her elderly grandfather, who at one point determines that the little girl must return to the city. The popular story unfolds as the audience develops deep sympathy for the homesick shepherd girl, in a tale which inspires strong emotions in many viewers. The film's cast includes Jason Robards (playing Heidi's grandfather). Filmed in extraordinarily beautiful locations in Switzerland and Germany, this television movie earned high praise when it first aired.
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As the big city drains Heidiâ€™s energy and spirit, she finds herself torn between her new friendship and her memory of life in the Alps. Heidi faces a difficult decision, and in time, she follows her heart and finds a miracle.
After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.