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Les Miserables (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History  -  27 December 1978 (USA)
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Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.

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Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.

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In the book, Monsieur Thenardier identifies himself as "Napoleon's Sergeant." Ian Holm has actually played Napoleon himself in several films. See more »

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At one point, Javert and his officers wade through the sewers up to their waists in raw sewage. when they emerge, their light-coloured trousers have barely a stain on them, and are essentially clean. See more »

Quotes

Gillenormand: [to Marius] Pity? You who takes sides with the scum of the streets against the government, the monarchy, against your own family? You expect to receive pity from me?
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THE BEST VERSION OF THIS MUCH LOVED CLASSIC
16 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the best version of this classic by far. Richard Jordan gives one of his best performances as Jean Valjean. His scenes in the prison are heartrending. And he certainly knows how to draw you in and make you feel a part of it all, you can feel his suffering, his pain and the scene with the priest as he turns himself around is heartfelt and dramatic, he is definitely by far one of the best character actors that ever was. Anthony Perkins is great as Javert, cold, grim and unforgiving and the two of them together, they are great. Angela Pleasence gives a great performance as Fantine and of course John Gielgud, what can you say about someone that is a living legend, because you know whatever he does you know it will be outstanding. So I would highly recommend this one to anyone that loves the classics and not the version that just came out last year, to think they would try to do this classic again where there was already an outstanding version of this story once before was outrageous.


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