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The Phantom of the Opera (1990)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Music, Mystery  |  18 March 1990 (USA)
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Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives ... See full summary »

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Gerard Carriere
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Cholet
Andréa Ferréol ...
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Inspector Ledoux
Jean Rougerie ...
Jean-Claude
André Chaumeau ...
Joseph Buguet
Marie-Thérèse Orain ...
Marie-Christine Robert ...
Flora
Marie Lenoir ...
Florence
Anne Roumanoff ...
Fleure
Jean Dupouy ...
Alfredo (singer 'Faust')
Jacques Mars ...
Oroyeso (singer 'Mephisto')
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Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives Carriere's dismissed. His arrogant successor refuses to let a woman of low birth sing in his opera, but graciously employs Christine as gadrobiere for his wife Charlotta, who's installed as first singer. He also fights the phantom, an unknown guy who lives since many years in the catacombs below the opera and was granted privileges by Carriere. However the phantom knows how to defend himself and at the same time helps Christine to her career. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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El fantasma de la ópera  »

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Trivia

Prior to filming, Charles Dance, who plays the Phantom, made it a point not to see the Andrew Lloyd Webber version on stage. See more »

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Christine Daae's last name is mispelled on one of the posters for the production of "Faust" inside the opera house. See more »

Quotes

Erik The Phantom of the Opera: All in all, not all that bad - being born I mean. Because I could hear music, and I heard Christine.
Gerard Carriere: She didn't mean to hurt you.
Erik The Phantom of the Opera: I know that. She just asked for too much of me, that's all. Not her fault - thought she loved me.
Gerard Carriere: She does.
Erik The Phantom of the Opera: She did. But only for a moment. Still, a moment such as that is worth living for, wouldn't you say? I do regret one thing, though.
Gerard Carriere: What's that?
Erik The Phantom of the Opera: Not having killed the Comte de Chagny.
Gerard Carriere: But why?
Erik The Phantom of the Opera: Because he doesn't love music, so how can he possibly love her?
Gerard Carriere: He ...
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Version of Opera (1987) See more »

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Faust
Written by Charles Gounod
Performed by the National Hungarian Orchestra
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Greatest version of Phantom EVER
11 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If your looking for mindless gore and horror, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a phenomenal story, incredible cinematography, lavish costumes, superb acting, and all the elements from Phantom of the Opera that you've ever wanted to see wrapped up in imaginative, risk-taking dialog, see this one. Charles Dance is the perfect blend of sympathetic monster and mad, love obsessed gentleman. He loves deeply with an innocent passion. Teri Polo plays Christine with such angelic sweetened and bitter remorse, you'll love, hate, and love her character time and again. Add to that Burt Lancaster's majesty and Andréa Ferréol's over-the-top performance as Carlotta, and this is the strongest PotO cast I have ever seen. Plus, you get to hear real opera beautifully sung throughout the film.


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