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Les Misérables (1998)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, History | 1 May 1998 (USA)
Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the ... See full summary »

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Grantier
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Forewoman
Edna Doré ...
Old Woman (as Edna Dore)
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Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France. Written by Tim Kearns <tskearns@aol.com>

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The legend comes to life.


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Rated PG-13 for violence, and for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

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$5,011,840 (USA) (1 May 1998)

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$13,871,914 (USA) (17 July 1998)
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Trivia

Bille August rejected the original score composed by Gabriel Yared. Yared said he could see it coming because there was 'no harmony' between the two of them. Yared was replaced by Basil Poledouris, who had a limited time to compose a full score. When the film was released, many movie posters listed Yared as composer, not Poledouris. See more »

Goofs

The band plays "Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale" at Lamarque's funeral. Hector Berlioz composed the song in 1840, 8 years later. See more »

Quotes

Jean Valjean: You might be making a mistake.
Javert: Mistake? What kind of mistake is that?
Jean Valjean: Sometimes, people move into town to start a new slate, you might be doing more harm than good by prying into their private lives.
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Special thanks to the people of Kutná Hora and Mairie De Paris. See more »

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Version of Los miserables (1943) See more »

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Great Movie
31 January 2003 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best movies I have seen so far. Some of the people gave negative comments because the actual book was not fully covered. If you keep the book aside for a while and analyze this movie, it is awesome in each and every aspect.


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