103 user 7 critic

Wuthering Heights (1992)

A man becomes obsessed with vengeance when his soul mate marries another man.


Peter Kosminsky


Emily Brontë (novel), Anne Devlin (screenplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Binoche ... Cathy / Catherine
Ralph Fiennes ... Heathcliff
Janet McTeer ... Ellen Dean
Sophie Ward ... Isabella Linton
Simon Shepherd ... Edgar Linton
Jeremy Northam ... Hindley Earnshaw
Jason Riddington ... Hareton Earnshaw
Simon Ward ... Mr Linton
Dick Sullivan Dick Sullivan ... Parson
Robert Demeger Robert Demeger ... Joseph
Paul Geoffrey ... Mr Lockwood
John Woodvine ... Thomas Earnshaw
Jennifer Daniel ... Mrs Linton
Janine Wood ... Frances Earnshaw
Jonathan Firth ... Linton Heathcliff


Heathcliff is Cathy Earnshaw's foster brother; more than that, he is her other half. When forces within and without tear them apart, Heathcliff wreaks vengeance on those he holds responsible, even into a second generation. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A passion. An obsession. A love that destroyed everyone it touched.


Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for theme, language and elements of violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The film's title came about because the Samuel Goldwyn Co. threatened to sue Paramount, as it owned the rights to the title via the 1939 film. Upheld by the Motion Picture Association of America, Goldwyn was legally permitted to fine Paramount $2,500 every time it neglected to add the Emily Brontë prefix to the title of their version. See more »


Cathy Linton: You left me, too, but I forgive you. Forgive me.
Heathcliff: It's so hard... to forgive alone, it's a lie. Yes, I forgive what you've done to me. I love my murderer. But yours... how can I?
See more »


Version of Cumbres borrascosas (1963) See more »

User Reviews

2 August 1999 | by vegan xSee all my reviews

I first happened across this movie on cable, and found myself absolutely captivated by Ralph Fienne's portrayal of Heathcliff. I can think of no better actor for the part, as Fiennes speaks volumes with his eyes alone, and magnificently portrays the tortured, twisted protagonist/antagonist. The rest of the lead cast is likewise brilliant, especially with regards to Juliette Binoche's endearing Catherine. The movie strays from Bronte's novel only on minor issues, and overall, performs in a manner worthy of the classic story.

The sensitive and masterful score by Sakamoto is almost a character in itself. Listening to it without distraction, it is almost impossible not to absorb the desolate and haunting mood of the film. The choice of locale for the movie was absolutely perfect, capturing the metaphors represented by the two great houses and the stark English moor.

This is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time, and one of the few occasions in which it may equal or even supercede the original novel. A must-see for fans of twisted period romances or anyone interested in pondering the roles of love and evil in the human soul.

23 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 103 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

16 October 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed