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Hamlet (2000)

Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.

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Laertes
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Ophelia
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Horatio
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Rosencrantz
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Guildenstern
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Osric
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Fortinbras
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Storyline

New York, 2000. A specter in the guise of the newly-dead CEO of Denmark Corporation appears to Hamlet, tells of murder most foul, demands revenge, and identifies the killer as Claudius, the new head of Denmark, Hamlet's uncle and now step-father. Hamlet must determine if the ghost is truly his father, and if Claudius did the deed. To buy time, Hamlet feigns madness; to catch his uncle's conscience, he invites him to watch a film he's made that shows a tale of murder. Finally convinced of Claudius's guilt, Hamlet must avenge his father. Claudius now knows Hamlet is a threat and even uses Ophelia, Hamlet's love, in his own plots against the young man. Murder will out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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23 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,253, 14 May 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,568,749, 13 August 2000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

William Shakespeare was both a playwright and an actor, and is widely believed to have played the ghost of Hamlet's father in early productions. In this film, the Ghost is played by Sam Shepard, who is also both an actor and a playwright. See more »

Goofs

In Gertrude's bedroom, just after Hamlet kills Polonius, a boom mic is reflected in the windows. See more »

Quotes

Polonius: We are oft to blame in this, tis too much proved that with devotions pious we do sugar o'er the devil himself
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Connections

Version of ITV Saturday Night Theatre: Hamlet (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Echoes of Ossian, Op. 1 in A Minor
Composed by Niels Wilhelm Gade
Courtesy of CPO by arrangement with Naxos of America, Inc.
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What a terrible film!
29 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Really. This is a load of crock. The only market I can see for this is perhaps high-school students who really can't get a grip on Shakespeare's text. If you're hoping for a movie that stands on its own merits, or, alternately a Shakespeare text done well in feature film format you're bound to be very disappointed. In fact, you're bound to be disappointed no matter what. Unless of course, you have an all-blinding respect for one of the many famous lead actors. Maybe, just maybe, then you might have enjoyed it. As I'm sure many have. Perhaps a more apt title for this film might be "Hamlet - the guy who really got upset because the action section at Blockbuster was simply too limited".


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