Great Expectations (1989)

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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 ... See full summary »

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

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Pip: I am as unhappy as you can ever have meant me to be.
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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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