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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 4 February 1982
Disfigured man Quasimodo (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is feared and tormented by the townspeople of Notre Dame, but he has a sensitive nature of which few are aware.

Directors:

Michael Tuchner, Alan Hume (uncredited)

Writers:

John Gay (written for television by), Victor Hugo (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Quasimodo
Derek Jacobi ... Dom Claude Frollo
David Suchet ... Clopin Trouillefou
Gerry Sundquist ... Pierre Gringoire
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Philippe
John Gielgud ... Charmolue
Robert Powell ... Phoebus
Lesley-Anne Down ... Esmeralda
Nigel Hawthorne ... Magistrate at Esmeralda's Trial
Roland Culver ... Bishop of Paris
Rosalie Crutchley ... Simone
David Kelly ... Tavernkeeper
Joseph Blatchley ... Albert
Dave Hill ... Coppenhole
Donald Eccles ... Judge
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Storyline

Quasimodo (Sir Anthony Hopkins), the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda (Lesley-Anne Down), and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the cathedral, Dom Claude Frollo (Sir Derek Jacobi), and a poor street poet. But Esmeralda's in love with a handsome soldier. But when a mob mistakes her for a witch, it's up to Quasimodo to rescue her and claim sanctuary for her in the cathedral. Written by Kathy Li

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Evil Is The Eye Of The Beholder

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Director Michael Tuchner was replaced by Alan Hume, who was brought on to finish the movie. See more »

Goofs

The number of coins in Esmeralda's tambourine as she dances. See more »

Quotes

Quasimodo: [Quasimodo, sobbing] Water, she gave me water.
[Wherein we learn that Quasimodo is not crying because the cruelty of the villagers, but out of happiness for the kindness of Esmeralda]
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Connections

Version of Esmeralda (1905) See more »

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JACOBI IS COMPELLING.
20 July 1999 | by peachamSee all my reviews

This film shows us why derek jacobi is one of the greatest actors living. only he can turn a villian into the most sympathetic character in a film. his claude frollo bristles with lust, simmers with hate and all the while he feels tortured and guilty. still he can't resist his urges. he loves quasimodo but loves his own carnal pursuits more. this is indeed a tragic figure. Hopkins is also outstanding in the role of quasimodo,he is sicere and honest. david suchet and leslie anne-down offer strong support.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (#31.2) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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