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The Hunchback (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror | Romance  -  16 March 1997 (USA)
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Based on the novel, a young gypsy becomes a Minister's obsession in 1483. Only the bell ringer and her husband and the court of miracles can save her.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benedick Blythe ...
Trevor Baxter ...
Chief Lawyer
Father Michel
Nickolas Grace ...
Crippled Man
Cassie Stuart ...
Gabriella Fon ...
Queen Anne (as Gabi Fon)
Beggar (as Michael Mehlman)
Olga Antal ...
Woman in Crowd


Based on the novel, a young gypsy becomes a Minister's obsession in 1483. Only the bell ringer and her husband and the court of miracles can save her. Written by Colleen Tuohy <>

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passable version
15 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This version of Hugo's classic tale, directed by Peter Medak, is spoilt somewhat by Mandy Patinkin's make-up as Quasimodo - only one side of his face seems to be disfigured, making him more like the phantom of the opera than the cathedral bell-ringer. But that's a small point.

Salma Hayek is just OK as Esmeralda, but she isn't as luminous a beauty as Maureen O'Hara was in the 1930s film version. Edward Atterton is Gringoire, and Benedick Blythe Phoebus - neither particularly memorable.

The two in the cast who are really worth watching are Nigel Terry as king Louis, and Richard Harris as the troubled, religious Frollo, ashamed of his feelings towards Esmeralda and jealous of the disfigured misfit he has taken on as his pseudo son. The character is multi-faceted and fascinating.

This version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame definitely shows its TV movie roots, but it is still a superior piece of drama, slightly above the average.

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