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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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Last film of Joyce Redman. 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: I've been a fool.
Jean Valjean: Oh sir, we're all fools for most of our lives. It's unavoidable.
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This is my favorite version of all the movies. Very good! Anthony Perkins is wonderful as the obsessed policeman and Richard Jordan seems as thought this part were written just for him. This version focuses more on Jean Valjean than his daughter which I personally liked. This version covers most of what the musical just blows through. The Version with Liam Nieson focuses more on the relationship with Jean Valjean and his daughter Cosette. This is a movie worth watching over and over again, however, you need to give it your full attention or you won't like it. It is sad in parts but shows what can happen to a person who is determined to succeed. A great rags to riches story.


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