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Romeo & Juliet (1978)

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 3 December 1978
Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director:

Alvin Rakoff

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Ryecart ... Romeo
Rebecca Saire ... Juliet
Celia Johnson ... Nurse
Michael Hordern ... Capulet
John Gielgud ... Chorus
Joseph O'Conor ... Friar Laurence
Laurence Naismith ... Prince Escalus
Anthony Andrews ... Mercutio
Alan Rickman ... Tybalt
Jacqueline Hill ... Lady Capulet
Christopher Strauli ... Benvolio
Christopher Northey ... Paris
Paul Henry Paul Henry ... Peter
Roger Davidson Roger Davidson ... Balthasar
John Paul John Paul ... Montague
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Storyline

Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows doth with their death bury their parents' strife. Written by William Shakespeare

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alan Rickman's TV debut. See more »

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Version of Indian Romeo and Juliet (1912) See more »

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24 November 2004 | by davidandpamleeSee all my reviews

Saw this Movie in College about 10 Years ago now in a Shakespeare class and Absolutely loved the movie and have been looking for this movie. It's an Old Movie and yes the special effects are not great but is very true to Shakespeare and what you see would be more like what it would have actually been like when Shakespeare wrote the Play. And I believe this is what the Director was trying for and accomplished. A movie true to Shakespeare true nature not a Hollywood version. So in essentially you have almost gone back in time and watch it as if Shakespeare himself was directing it. But your not going to get great special effects so if that what you looking for look more but if your looking for something that has stayed with the Nature and the spirit of Shakespeare this is your movie.


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