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Les Misérables (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama | History  -  1 May 1998 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Tim Barlow ...
Timothy Bateson ...
Banker
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Reine Brynolfsson ...
Captain Beauvais
Patsy Byrne ...
Toussaint
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Mother Superior
Václav Chalupa ...
André
Ian Cregg ...
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Grantier
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Zdenek David ...
Peasant (as Zdenék David)
Paola Dionisotti ...
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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revolution | police | france | dead boy | nun | See more »

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£118,564 (UK) (20 November 1998)

Gross:

£243,307 (UK) (27 November 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 »

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When Fantine is sick and in bed, she coughs up blood and smears it on her face. In the next scene, no trace of blood is on her face. See more »

Quotes

Captain Beauvais: [pointing a pistol at Valjean with a trembling hand] Are you a convict? Is that true?
Jean Valjean: Yes.
Captain Beauvais: Where's the inspector in there?
Jean Valjean: Inside
Captain Beauvais: Did you kill him?
[Valjean shakes his head]
Captain Beauvais: [lowers his pistol] That's a pity.
Captain Beauvais: [hands over his pistol to Valjean] You'd better hit me hard enough... to make a lump.
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Lord, Have Mercy!!
21 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, pinch me.....I must be dreaming.

This is a Grade A exhibit of how you can still make a terrific movie today without profanity, tons of violence and-or sex.....AND how you can make a picture which carries a good, moral message. This is one of truly rare modern-day films that actually espouses mercy and forgiveness instead of revenge.

This is simply a solid film with a very satisfying ending....satisfying to people who aren't in love with edgy, nasty endings.....such as almost all your professional movie critics. So, if your favorite critic didn't give this film a good review - and most did not - please ignore it.

In addition to the involving storyline and excellent acting by Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes, the viewer is treated to some beautiful European countryside scenery. My only complaint of this film is the shoddy treatment it received on DVD. No extras and so-so sharpness. Like the movie itself, it deserves more respect.


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