When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Francis Ford Coppola
C. Thomas Howell,
Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she ... See full summary »
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. The gun-toting members of the families wage a vicious war on the streets as the star-crossed lovers meet their tragic destiny. Written by
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Claire Danes wears a wig throughout the movie and also had a special aquatic wig for her underwater scenes. See more »
When Romeo bumps into Fulgencio Capulet while high at the party, his mask moves up and down on his face during different shots. See more »
Two households, both alike in dignity. In Fair Verona where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny. Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.
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You and Me Song
Performed by The Wannadies
Written by Par Wiksten, Fredrik Scholnfeldt, Stefan Schonfelt, Gunnar Karlsson and Christina Bergmark
Produced by Nille Pernod
The Wannadies appear courtesy of Indolent Records/BMG Entertainment
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I was forced to read Romeo and Juliet in school over 20 years ago and didn't really "get it".
I have latterly learnt to appreciate Mr S for his plays etc. etc.
My 8 yr old daughter and I watched this tonight. She didn't understand much of the language, although remembering the lessons from school I could explain the double meanings etc. etc. in the script.
The upshot was that I enjoyed a stylish, colourful and thoughtful filming of a 400 year old script and my daughter very much enjoyed Bill's wonderfully scripted masterpiece. To my surprise, after the first hour she had begun to understand the slightly topsy turvy language of our past and understood some of the subtleties in the plot.
Thank you Mr Luhrmann.
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