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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 only characters from this version, that are mentioned in the original novel by Gaston Leroux are: Erik, Christine Daae, La Carlotta, & Joseph Buquet. In the novel Phillipe was Raoul's older brother. Also in the novel, instead of Carriere knowing the Phantom's past, it is a mysterious character known simply as The Persian. See more »

Goofs

When Carlotta sings, her words don't match her lips. See more »

Quotes

Christine Daee: [speaking of Erik] I'm not afraid. Now I know his heart.
Gerard Carriere: So do I. Unfortunately, there is more to him than that.
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Version of El fantasma de la ópera (1960) See more »

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Norma
Written by Vincenco Bellino
Performed by the National Hungarian Orchestra
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A great romance story
26 October 2000 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

The Phantom of the Opera in this movie is not the classic Leroux or Webber version that many people envision. However, the story told is a good one. If you have some free time and you are ready for a good romance novel with a little bit of action, then pick up this movie. Charles Dance creates a sentimental Phantom of the Opera, but he shows a more powerful side by the end of the movie. Definitely a love story!!

If you are a Phantom phan, or know anything about POTO, then it may help you to know that this is the movie version of the Yeston/Kopit musical. It doesn't have the songs, but it follows the same basic plot line.


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