A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
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 Miss Havisham (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Joe Gargery (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Mr. Jaggers (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Pip (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Estella (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Abel Magwitch (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Young Pip (2 episodes, 1991)
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Phillip Pirrip, known as Pip, meets a convict or two in a graveyard and sets into motion a series of events that lead him from a comfortable life in his brother-in-law's forge to a mysterious inheritance and his acquaintance with the eerie Miss Havisham, her beautiful ward Estella, and the unusual lawyer Jaggers. Written by Kathy Li

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24 July 1989 (USA)  »

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Grandes esperanzas  »

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Stacy Keach was cast as Magwitch but arriving in England he was arrested for drug offences. See more »

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Pip: Out of my thoughts. You're part of my existence. Part of my self. To the last hour of my life you cannot choose but to remain part of my character. Part of the little good in me. Part of the evil. You're in every line I've ever read. Every prospect I've seen since I've been here. In the river. The sails of the ships. The marshes. The clouds. The wind. The woods. The sea. The streets. In light and darkness, you're there. The embodiment of all that's beautiful and graceful..."
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Version of Great Expectations (1971) See more »

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Fondly recalled
7 June 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Very comprehensive and involving Disney version of classic Dickens' novel, highlighted by two outstanding performances: Hopkins as Magwitch and Simmons as Miss Haversham. The young man playing Pip isn't bad, either. If I had to pick a version to introduce youngsters to this story, this would definitely be it.


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