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Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Fantasy | 9 June 1993 (USA)
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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Quentin Crisp ...
Jimmy Somerville ...
Falsetto / Angel
John Bott ...
Orlando's Father
Elaine Banham ...
Orlando's Mother
Anna Farnworth ...
Sara Mair-Thomas ...
Anna Healy ...
Dudley Sutton ...
Lord Francis Vere
Jerome Willis ...
Viktor Stepanov ...
Russian Ambassador (as Victor Stepanov)
Princess Sasha
Mary MacLeod ...
First Older Woman


Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British history, experiencing a variety of lives and relationships along the way, and even changing sex. Written by Phythian

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 June 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Орландо  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)


$5,289,772 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The exhibit "Hollywood Costume" curated by Deborah Nadoolman, which was installed at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2012 and later the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles in 2014, featured one of the Queen Elizabeth I costumes worn in this film by Quentin Crisp. See more »


Orlando: Same person. No difference at all... just a different sex.
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Crazy Credits

With special thanks to Michael Powell 1905 - 1990 See more »


Composed by Edward Johnson
Performed by Jimmy Somerville
Courtesy of London Records
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Instinct says, Oh Yes!
27 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been watching films for well over thirty years, but this one in particular has remained my favorite since its release for the simple reason that it consistently makes me weep with joy. Joy being so hard to come by, and a commodity rarely associated with any sort of entertainment medium, I don't need any other reason to love "Orlando." It's clever, charming, thought-provoking, at times achingly ironic, and lavishly beautiful. I have to say also that I love seeing and hearing dear Jimmy Sommerville whom we miss so much. While I tend to be hyper-critical of all films, with "Orlando" I just listen to my gut and it says, "this is perfection."

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