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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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The miniseries was only aired on television twice. It was initially broadcast as a four-hour, two-part miniseries on NBC for two nights on March 18 to March 19, 1990. It was subsequently shown in the mid-1990s on A&E. See more »

Goofs

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: I'm sorry for what I put you through.
Gerard Carriere: Well, actually there never was a day I'd have given any of it up for anything.
Erik The Phantom of the Opera: Oh, I like that story. Tell me another fairy tale.
Gerard Carriere: It's true.
Erik The Phantom of the Opera: Why?
Gerard Carriere: Because you have your mother's soul.
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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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An interesting and entertaining version of a classic
8 October 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Aside from the original musical, this is probably the pick of the crop out of the cinematic versions of the story.

Charles Dance does an outstanding job, making good use of the script and direction, both of which are well above average. Other performances were pretty excellent too. The music is engaging and well worth adding to any non teenage-dirtbag collection!

This could easily have been a disaster, but instead turned out to be surprisingly - and pleasantly - good with interesting variations on a theme. Good, clean entertainment that the whole family can enjoy without the usual Hollywood crass to spoilt it! All in all, a big thumbs up to all concerned.


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