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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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Father Michel
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Gauchére
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Crippled Man
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Beggar (as Michael Mehlman)
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Woman in Crowd
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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. Written by Colleen Tuohy <elmo15@ix.netcom.com>

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The Hunchback  »

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Quasimodo: Why was I not made of stone like these?
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Flawed but entertaining nonetheless.
23 March 1999 | by (NZ - Palmerston North) – See all my reviews

Technically this movie sounds a bit of a dud. Terribly understated, little to no character development (even the Disney version had more if only just), dodgy make up even though Mandy Patinkin still manages to give an exeptionally sympathetic portrayal of Quasimodo, showing him as the man more than the monster. Some of the scenes remembered from the classic were downplayed where a little spectacle wouldn't have hurt. Most of the performances are 1 dimensional but the 3 main characters are good, Richard Harris is quite menacing as Dom Frollo. Direction is a bit sad in a lot of places giving the feel that the director just wanted to get the scene out of the way and move onto the next one. But despite all these flaws it's still pretty good. You really feel something for Quasimodo, all that he's been through, and the characterisation of him as a man rather than a monstrosity makes you all the more sympathetic. Worth Seeing....


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