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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Carrière
Inspector Ledoux
Jean Rougerie ...
André Chaumeau ...
Joseph Buguet
Marie-Thérèse Orain ...
Marie-Christine Robert ...
Marie Lenoir ...
Anne Roumanoff ...
Jean Dupouy ...
Alfredo (singer 'Faust')
Jacques Mars ...
Oroyeso (singer 'Mephisto')


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 <>

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Release Date:

18 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de la ópera  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this version, as well as its stage adaptation, the character of Inspector Ledoux is a homage to the Persian character - also named Ledoux - in the original 1925 silent film version of "The Phantom of the Opera," starring Lon Chaney. See more »


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


Erik The Phantom of the Opera: I'd thought about being buried in my lagoon. Then I thought, no, float up and scare some poor child downstream.
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Version of The Phantom of the Opera (1989) See more »


Written by Charles Gounod
Performed by the National Hungarian Orchestra
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24 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen all other film version of this story, and have read the original novel, and I can say this is absolutely the best adaptation. It surpasses the original story, it is presented with A-list actors, superb mounting, flawless film-making savvy across the board, but most importantly the changes to the original story, and the ignoring of every previous film effort, have made this TV production of The Phantom of the Opera the Classic cinema adaptation! I assume the fact of my missing this film in 1998 is due to it being an overseas TV production but the DVD I viewed is available in at least two of the giant rental chains in the U.S. And I found the soundtrack CD on Amazon.

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