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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

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Hamlet
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Gertrude
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Claudius
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The Ghost
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Polonius
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Ophelia
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Horatio
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Laertes
Sean Murray ...
Guildenstern
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Rosencrantz
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The Gravedigger
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Osric
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Bernardo
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Marcellus
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Francisco
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Reynaldo
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Player King
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Player Queen
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The Players
Ned Mendez ...
The Players
Roy York ...
The Players
Marjorie Bell ...
The Players
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The Players
Roger Low ...
Lucianus (in "The Murder of Gonzago")
Pamela Sinclair ...
The Players
Baby Simon Sinclair ...
The Players
Roy Evans ...
The Players
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Guard (uncredited)
Barrie Holland ...
Palace Nobleman (uncredited)
Graham Riddell ...
Bodyguard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Franco Zeffirelli

Written by

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William Shakespeare ... (play)
 
Christopher De Vore ... (screenplay) &
Franco Zeffirelli ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Bruce Davey ... executive producer
Dyson Lovell ... producer

Music by

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Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by

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David Watkin

Film Editing by

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Richard Marden

Editorial Department

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Roy Birchley ... first assistant editor
Jeremy Child ... second assistant editor
Andrew MacRitchie ... assistant editor
Matthew Tucker ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Joyce Nettles

Production Design by

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Dante Ferretti

Art Direction by

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Franco Ceraolo
Michael Lamont
Jim Morahan ... (as James Morahan)
Antonio Tarolla
Alan Tomkins

Set Decoration by

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Francesca Lo Schiavo

Costume Design by

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Maurizio Millenotti

Makeup Department

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Eric Allwright ... makeup artist
Lois Burwell ... makeup artist: Mel Gibson
Franco Corridoni ... supervising makeup artist
Maria Teresa Corridoni ... supervising hairdresser
Alberta Giuliani ... hair stylist
Paolo Mantini ... hair stylist
Daniel Parker ... prosthetics: Mel Gibson
Jean-Luc Russier ... makeup artist: Ms. Close
Maurizio Silvi ... makeup assistant

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cliff Lanning ... third assistant director
Michael Murray ... first assistant director
Gerry Toomey ... second assistant director
Kevin Westley ... second assistant director
Lucien Morgan ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Andrew Ackland-Snow ... draughtsman
Brian Aldridge ... dressing props
Brian Bishop ... scenic artist
Celia Bobak ... production buyer
Alan Cheevers ... plasterer
George Coussins ... supervising carpenter
Eddie Francis ... dressing props (as Edward Francis)
Gavin Gordon ... carpenter
James Hambidge ... art department runner
Darren Hayward ... carpenter
Michael Hayward ... supervising carpenter
Bert Hearn ... property master
Richard Lyon ... construction storeman
Mickey Pugh ... stand-by props
Michael Redding ... construction coordinator
John Wells ... stand-by props
Bill Pearson ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gerry Bates ... boom swinger
Terry Busby ... assistant sound editor
Mike Dowson ... adr mixer
Dean Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Gerry Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Tim Lewiston ... assistant sound editor
Archie Ludski ... dialogue editor
Tony Message ... footsteps editor
John Pitt ... sound maintenance
Lawrence Sibley ... sound assistant
David Stephenson ... sound mixer
Nicholas Stevenson ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Ian Wingrove ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Angus Bickerton ... model unit camera operator

Stunts

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Graeme Crowther ... stunt double (as Graham Crowther)
Paul Jennings ... stunt double
Tina Maskell ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Fred Brown ... electrician
Derek V. Browne ... camera operator (as Derek Browne)
Peter Butler ... grip
Chuck Finch ... gaffer
Tommy Finch ... best boy (as Tom Finch)
Alan Grosch ... electrician
Graham Hall ... camera loader
Keith Hamshere ... still photographer
Simon Hume ... focus puller
Billy Merrell ... best boy (as Bill Merrell)
Simon Mills ... focus puller: second camera
Spencer Murray ... camera trainee
Keegan O'Neill ... camera trainee
Stuart Reid ... electrician
Jonathan Taylor ... camera operator
Toby Tyler ... electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John Birkinshaw ... wardrobe assistant (as John Birkenshaw)
Anne Brault ... assistant costume designer
Robyn Elliott ... costume buyer (as Robyn Elliot)
Alan Flyng ... wardrobe master
Frank Gardiner ... assistant costume designer
Annie Hadley ... chief costume cutter
Linda Lashley ... costumer
Geoff Lawrence ... wardrobe assistant
Alfonsina Lettieri ... wardrobe assistant
Richard Pointing ... wardrobe supervisor
Gerardo Sacco ... principal jewelry designed and supplied by
Enrico Serafini ... assistant costume designer
Nigel Simcock ... principal dresser
Pat Williamson ... wardrobe assistant
Dominic Young ... costume maker

Location Management

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Nick Daubeny ... location manager (as Nicholas Daubeny)
Adam Somner ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Robin Clarke ... music editor (as Robin Clark)
Enrico DeMelis ... general music coordinator
Sergio Marcotulli ... music engineer
Fabio Venturi ... assistant music engineer

Other crew

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Angela Allen ... script supervisor
Luciano Bacchielli ... assistant: Mr. Zeffirelli
Jill Bennett ... production accountant
Maurice Binder ... title designer
Lucia Boni ... hand woven fabrics by
Terri Depaolo ... assistant: Mel Gibson / unit publicist
Susan Gee ... production financing
William Hobbs ... duel arranger
Julie Hoffman ... assistant: Mr. Zeffirelli
Pauline Hume ... graphic artist: titles
Lyndy Noakes ... assistant accountant
Alison Odell ... assistant to producer
Kay Rouse ... assistant: Ms. Close
Clare St. John ... production coordinator
Roy Street ... horse master
Alan Sutton ... fire safety
Paul Tucker ... production controller
Sara-Jane Valentine ... production assistant
Beverly Winston ... assistant script supervisor

Thanks

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Dalisa Cohen ... grateful acknowledgments
Alexander Gelderman ... grateful acknowledgments
Bryan Isaacs ... grateful acknowledgments
Ruth Jackson ... grateful acknowledgments
Mario Kassar ... grateful acknowledgments
Paul Kijzer ... grateful acknowledgments
Eveleen McCormack ... grateful acknowledgments
Charles R. Meeker ... grateful acknowledgments (as Charles Meeker)
Kari Ann Messina ... grateful acknowledgments
Richard Northcott ... grateful acknowledgment
John Ort ... grateful acknowledgment
Nigel Sinclair ... special thanks
Barry Spikings ... grateful acknowledgments

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His mother Gertrude has already married Hamlet's uncle Claudius, the new King. They urge Hamlet to marry his beloved Ophelia. But soon the ghost of Hamlet's father appears and tells Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius and Gertrude. Hamlet must choose between passive acquiescence and the need for a vengeance which might lead to tragedy. Written by Reid Gagle

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Taglines The extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale of vengeance and tragedy. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hamlet (El honor de la venganza) (Spain)
  • Amleto (Italy)
  • Amlet (Greece)
  • Гамлет (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Hamletas (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 135 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Franco Zeffirelli reportedly wanted Mel Gibson for the title role, after seeing his near-suicide scene in Lethal Weapon (1987). See more »
Goofs The hole in the curtain when Polonius is stabbed. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Green Card/Almost an Angel/Hamlet/Come See the Paradise/Alice (1990). See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Hamlet: The rest is silence.
Horatio: Good night, sweet prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
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