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Great Expectations (1998)

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Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.

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Cast

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Walter Plane
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Joe
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Prisoner / Lustig
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Jerry Ragno
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Maggie
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Erica Thrall
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Owen (as Gabriel Mick)
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Finnegan at Age 10
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Carter Macleish
Marla Sucharetza ...
Ruth Shepard
Isabelle Anderson ...
Lois Pope
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Storyline

Based on Charles Dickens' timeless tale, this is a story of the love of a man for an unreachable woman. Updated to modern day New York City, the story concerns a man of modest background who falls in love with a rich girl. But when a mysterious benefactor greenlights the man to make his dreams come true, everything done has the ultimate goal of making Estella fall in love with him... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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love | gulf coast | florida | girl | dance | See All (37) »

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Let desire be your destiny.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grandes esperanzas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,593,290 (USA) (30 January 1998)

Gross:

$26,333,044 (USA) (27 March 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to co-writing, performing and producing the song "Siren" especially for this film, Tori Amos provided the vocalizations (whistling, breaths, etc.) that can be heard in the film's score. See more »

Goofs

When Finn is yelling up at Estella's apartment after his show, his bottle of wine switches hands from the left to the right and then back to the left. See more »

Quotes

Prisoner: You bite your nails? Its a bad habit. People always tell you that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Bullshit its your hands, thats the sign of a gentleman.
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Crazy Credits

The credits are accompanied by images of all the artwork drawn by Finnegan Bell (Ethan Hawke). They run the entire duration of credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) See more »

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Written by Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Ricky Gardiner
Performed by Iggy Pop
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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The Green World
10 December 2000 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

This movie, an absolute winner in many ways, lacked the recognition it deserved heavily, the wonderful green theme that runs throughout the movie makes it very pleasant for the viewing eye. Great Cinematography, Great Cast, Great music, add up to deliver a Great Movie which fulfils the viewers Great Expectations.


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Beautiful film, moving soundtrack, great symbolism... helenekremer
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