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John Gay (written for television by)
Victor Hugo (novel)
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Release Date:
4 February 1982 (USA) See more »
Evil Is The Eye Of The Beholder
Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anthony Hopkins ... Quasimodo

Derek Jacobi ... Dom Claude Frollo

David Suchet ... Clopin Trouillefou
Gerry Sundquist ... Pierre Gringoire

Tim Pigott-Smith ... Philippe

John Gielgud ... Charmolue

Robert Powell ... Phoebus

Lesley-Anne Down ... Esmeralda

Nigel Hawthorne ... Magistrate at Esmeralda's trial
Roland Culver ... Bishop of Paris
Rosalie Crutchley ... Simone

David Kelly ... Tavernkeeper
Joseph Blatchley ... Albert
Dave Hill ... Coppenhole
Donald Eccles ... Judge
Timothy Bateson ... Commerce
Jack Klaff ... Officer
Timothy Morand ... Maurice
Martin Carroll ... Herald
Hugo De Vernier ... Nobility
Eunice Black ... Clergy

Kenny Baker ... Pick Pocket
Michael Burrell ... Clerical Aide
Anthony Carrick ... Auditor (as Antony Carrick)
John Kidd ... 1st Physician
Stanley Lebor ... Torturer
Norman Lumsden ... King's Attorney
John Rutland ... 2nd Old Man
Wally Thomas ... 1st Old Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Rietty ... Dubbing (voice)
June Brown ... Woman in cathedral (uncredited)
John Cannon ... Theif (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Peasant (uncredited)
Oliver MacGreevy ... Theif (uncredited)
James Payne ... Villager (uncredited)
Pam St. Clement ... Woman in cathedral (uncredited)
Alan Webb ... Judge at Quasimodo's trial (uncredited)
Jerold Wells ... Man In Crowd (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Tuchner 
Writing credits
John Gay (written for television by)

Victor Hugo (novel "Notre Dame de Paris")

Produced by
Malcolm J. Christopher .... associate producer (as Malcolm Christopher)
Norman Rosemont .... producer
Original Music by
Ken Thorne  (as Kenneth Thorne)
Cinematography by
Alan Hume 
Film Editing by
Keith Palmer 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
Production Design by
John Stoll 
Art Direction by
Bill Dennison  (as Bill Bennison)
Set Decoration by
Harry Cordwell 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
Makeup Department
Beryl Lerman .... makeup artist
Nick Maley .... makeup creator: Mr. Hopkins
Michael Morris .... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie .... chief hairdresser
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
Gloria Maley .... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Marian Nicholson .... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Production Management
Donald Toms .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Baker .... assistant director
Jack Lowin .... second unit director
Art Department
Bill MacLaren .... construction manager
Sound Department
John Ireland .... sound editor
John W. Mitchell .... sound mixer (as John Mitchell)
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer
Special Effects by
John Morris .... special effects supervisor
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Cliff Culley .... optical effects
Alf Joint .... stunt arranger
Stuart St. Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Joe Finn .... supervising electrician
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
Frank Watts .... camera operator: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norman Dickens .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Bob Mullen .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ken Thorne .... conductor (as Kenneth Thorne)
Other crew
Jeffrey Broom .... production accountant
Eleanor Fazan .... choreographer
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (as Geoffrey Freeman)
Pat Pennelegion .... production assistant
June Randall .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (#31.2)" - USA (anthology series)
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150 min | USA:102 min | UK:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Last film part for Alan Webb.See more »
[last lines]
[the word reverbs while Quasimodo falls to his death]
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Movie Connections:
Edited into "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Great cast brings the Hugo novel to life, 31 January 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1982) turns out be the first time I've watched a filmed adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel. It's just something I've never got around to before now, despite owning both the silent version and the Charles Laughton outing on video. I guess it says something about my tastes in film when I've watched Paul Naschy's HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE before this story! As it happens, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME turns out to be a fairly decent film, although I can't vouch for how faithful it is as I haven't read the novel. Despite being a made-for-TV production, it's eventful and intriguing, mainly worth watching for a superior cast who acquit themselves well with the material.

Anthony Hopkins, in the titular role, plays it for sympathy and it works. He's virtually unrecognisable beneath the heavy and effective makeup, and his hunchback is a tragically maligned character throughout. Lesley-Anne Down is a believable object of lust and affection for most of the cast, and Derek Jacobi has a fine line in playing villainous characters (his turn as Claudius in Branagh's HAMLET was another favourite).

Watch out for minor roles for David Suchet (with hair!), Tim Pigott-Smith, John Gielgud, Nigel Hawthorne and Robert Powell, who's wasted in a minor part. Also watch out for decent production values, with elaborate sets, and assured direction from TV helmsman Michael Tuchner. I wouldn't necessarily call this depiction of the novel definitive - it feels a little slow and stagy in places, a little cold - but it is a solidly entertaining picture.

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