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Pandaemonium (2000)

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Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Wordsworth
Michael Harbour ...
William Scott-Masson ...
Tom Poole
Dr. Gillman
Humphry Davy
Guy Lankester ...
Lord Byron
Edith Southey
Jacqueline Defferary ...
Miss Holland
Andy de la Tour ...
Andrew Crosse


Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 April 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Pandemonium  »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


The surname of the Poet Laureate, Robert Southey, is mispronounced consistently by all actors throughout this film - it should be "SUH-thee", not "SOUTH-ee". See more »


When William and Dorothy Wordsworth arrive at Coleridge's cottage and they go in search of Sarah Coleridge, the baby, Hartley is sitting on Sarah's lap with bare feet. When Sam introduces the Wordsworths to the baby a second later, he is wearing red boots/booties. See more »


[first lines]
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Like one that on a lonesome road doth walk in fear and dread, and having once turned 'roud walks on and turns no more his head, because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tred. 'Tis a strange place this limbo, not a place yet named so.
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Crazy Credits

The Cast Listing credits starts with Coleridge in modern day London. The soundtrack is Olivia Newton-John's 1980's hit, Xanadu. See more »


References Xanadu (1980) See more »


Written by Jeff Lynne
Published by EMI Songs Ltd.
Performed by Lisa
Courtesy of Almighty Records, London
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Funny, sad, moving, epistemological! BBC at its best.
2 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I knew some of Wordsworth's poems from reading, and a few of Coleridge by repute. This film was a very enjoyable and wonderfully acted experience from which I learned, as well as laughed and sighed. Now I want to read more of both, and return to the north-east of England again.

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