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Les Misérables (2012)

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In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Convict 1
Convict 2
Dave Hawley ...
Convict 3 (as David Hawley)
Adam Jones ...
Convict 4
John Barr ...
Convict 5


Jean Valjean, known as Prisoner 24601, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in post-revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Fight. Dream. Hope. Love. See more »


Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les Miz  »

Box Office


$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,281,735 (USA) (28 December 2012)


$148,775,460 (USA) (29 March 2013)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The 1998 film version of Les Misérables (1998) starred Liam Neeson. Neeson appeared with Russell Crowe in The Next Three Days (2010), Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and Amanda Seyfried in Chloe (2009). See more »


During the final scene, the sky changes between shots from being cloudy to having few or no clouds. See more »


[first lines]
Jean Valjean: Look down, look down, don't look them in the eye.
Chain Gang: Look down, look down, you're here until you die.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens without any opening credits. The title of the film is stated just before the closing credits. See more »


Version of Tempesta su Parigi (1948) See more »

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User Reviews

Magnificent Adaptation
11 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is amazing. Absolutely incredible. I don't understand what people are saying about pacing issues, I thought it flowed beautifully. The changes made worked very well. And I didn't think there was any weak link in the cast. I honestly loved Russell as Javert. He wasn't traditional by any means, but what he did worked.

The cgi was not the best, but it kind of created this fantastical other world while still being realistic and grounded.

So many of the acting choices were brilliant and subtle. For example Jackman ever so slightly altered his voice with his characters aging, which I thought was brilliant.

There is no negative thing to say about this movie. However, I do see why a critic may not like it. It's not a critic movie. There isn't a lot of impressive violence, crazy camera shots, etc. the things critics seem to love. It's more grounded in the performances and the story, which it tells extremely well.

The only thing I can point out (because I saw it with my boyfriend who knows nothing about the story) there are two or three slightly confusing plots for those who aren't familiar with Les Mis. But they are either explained later on or not important enough to dwell on.

Anyways, that's my rant. Needless to say I will be seeing it many many times and cannot wait for the DVD so I can own it and watch it even more.

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