MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,104 this week

Camelot (1982)

TV Movie  |   |  Musical  |  26 September 1982 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 225 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 1 critic

Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

Garland's Critics List
| backstage.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 106 titles
created 12 Jan 2013
 
a list of 138 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 05 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Camelot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Camelot (TV Movie 1982)

Camelot (TV Movie 1982) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Camelot.

User Polls

4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cromwell (1970)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley
Camelot (1967)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Modred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.

Director: Joshua Logan
Stars: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.

Director: Elliot Silverstein
Stars: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon
Camelot I (2013)
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Claudia always imagined she would drive off into the sunset in the beautiful Ford Capri she was promised by her father. Once she set off to escape her town things were going to change and ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Mason
Stars: Sophie Colquhoun, Jack Farthing, Philip Barantini
Arthur the King (TV Movie 1985)
Adventure | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Classic tale of King Arthur and how his wife is kidnapped by his evil sister. Lancelot is sent out to try and retrieve the lost queen and unfortunately falls in love with her. Forbidden ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Candice Bergen, Edward Woodward
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An Englishman, John Morgan, lives 30 years as a Sioux named Man Called Horse. In 1874, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, on tribal land guaranteed to the Sioux in the Laramie Treaty of... See full summary »

Director: John Hough
Stars: Richard Harris, Michael Beck, Ana De Sade
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This period action classic features Cornel Wilde, who also co-produced and directed this film, as Lancelot, the bravest knight of the Round Table.

Director: Cornel Wilde
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Aherne
Camelot II (Video 1998)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When King Gerlach dies, he asks Merlin the Magician to care for Baby Arthur and do his best to see that when Arthur is grown, he takes his rightful place as King. Despite Arthur's ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Duncan, Robyn Moore, Lee Perry
My Kingdom (2001)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Modern story inspired by King Lear set in contemporary Liverpool.

Director: Don Boyd
Stars: Richard Harris, Lynn Redgrave, Reece Noi
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good. And thus begins the life of Sham. He is a gift to the King of France, through a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Duffell
Stars: Richard Harris, Glenda Jackson, Frank Finlay
Camelot (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

King Uther dies suddenly. Britain is facing chaos. The sorcerer Merlin appoints the not so known son and heir Arthur as the king who was raised as a commoner, but his half sister has other ... See full summary »

Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, Tamsin Egerton
Animation | Adventure | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Part live-action and part-animated version of Gulliver's travels, especially his meeting with the tiny Lilliputians.

Director: Peter R. Hunt
Stars: Richard Harris, Catherine Schell, Norman Shelley
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Meg Bussert ...
Richard Muenz ...
Barrie Ingham ...
James Valentine ...
Richard Backus ...
William Parry ...
Thor Fields ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanne Caryl ...
Nimue
Edit

Storyline

Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kamelot  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second screen adaption (TV/film), that Richard Harris has played King Arthur. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[first spoken lines]
King Arthur: Why is Guinevere in that castle, behind walls I cannot enter? Why am I on the far side on the channel on this dark and dismal plain waiting an angry dawn to do battle against the man I love, for the woman I love?
See more »

Connections

Remade as Live from Lincoln Center: Camelot (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great- But not always best cast
27 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having been a fan of the Legend, book and film before hand, I was always going to have a bit of a treat when watching this, but i really did love it. The shows look is beautiful and captures the mood of the story almost perfectly throughout with as good a script the musical has ever had accompanied by some groovy stage effects.

I think its probably easyer and fairer to compare this to the Camelot experienced on stage in London and around the world a few months after filming (how it compares to the live experience) than to the film, which though also great was never going to be exactly the same as this rendition. On this account it comes out beautifully, it was the first time Camelot was turned into an effectual fairytale, and it really worked, adding a mythical quality that really strengthn'd it. The only negative slant i have on this plain, looking at both the film and London staging is how the cast is cirtainly a big weaker on some accounts in terms of performance. Richard Harris is absolutely brilliant as the kindly yet deeply troubled king torn apart by his wife and son. However, though perfectly acceptible, Meg Bussert is to me never really anything more. She is fair looking, and convincing enough, but you never really believe her Guinevere is worth tearing a kingdom apart over. Her voice is also a big operatic for me (though always note perfect) loosing any emotion in the more touching songs like 'before i gaze at you again'. Fiona Fullerton was definitely more suited in that sense. Muenz is also a little lacklustre in his portrayal of lancelot. Although the blind pride and arrogance is there, he really misses the charmming and charismatic side held by Franco Nero in the film, appearing a bit wooden in the emotional scenes. However, these, although a little upsetting, are only blemishes on this gleaming version which (also overlooking a completely OTT Merlin) displays the play in all the majesty and beauty once invisioned by Learner and Lowe.

Another compelling quality lies in how the play starts upbeat and very comic before stripping this slowly away until in the under three hours you spend watching it you get up thinking you've just witnessed a full blown arthurian tragedy.

Great Stuff, I believe its on DVD this month


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD or VHS available???? KMRieckhoff
Liam Neeson as Gawain? thisiszachary-1
CAMELOT WINDOW CARD btmiller
Discuss Camelot (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?