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Persuasion 

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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Anne Elliot
... Captain Frederick Wentworth
... Lady Russell
... Sir Walter Elliot
... Mrs. Croft
... Admiral Croft
... Elizabeth Elliot
... Mr. Elliot
... Mary Musgrove
... Mrs. Musgrove
... Charles Musgrove
... Mrs. Clay
... Mr. Musgrove
Emma Roberts ... Louisa Musgrove
... Henrietta Musgrove
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though promising, had poor family connections. When her father rents out the family estate to Admiral Croft, Anne is thrown into company with Frederick, because his sister is Mrs. Croft. Frederick is now a rich and successful Captain, and a highly eligible bachelor. Whom will he marry? One of Anne's sister's husband's sisters? Or will he and Anne rekindle the old flame? Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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16 April 1995 (UK)  »

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Persuasão  »

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$5,462,325
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Filmed completely on location, using all natural light. See more »

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Several pieces by Chopin are used, but Chopin was only born 5 years before this was set. See more »

Quotes

Mary Musgrove: Anne, why could you not have come sooner?
Anne Elliot: My dear Mary, I really have had so much to do.
Mary Musgrove: Do? What can you possibly have had to do?
Anne Elliot: A great many things I assure you.
Mary Musgrove: Well. Dear me.
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Featured in The Real Jane Austen (2002) See more »

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Prelude in G
Composed by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
Performed by Susan Tomes
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Best Jane Austen adaptation of late!
18 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This has got to be the most watchable Jane Austen adaptation since the recent influx. Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds are simply the best at conveying unrequited love. One is not blindsided by the big names and distracting beauty of those that have filled the roles of more recent Austen films, and that's how it should be. The performances by Sophie Thompson (Emma's sister), Phoebe Nicholls (remember "Brideshead Revisited"?), and Corin Redgrave is enough to make this movie recommendable, but the 2 main characters are absolutely superb and sympathetic without being sappy or gratuitous. The other supporting cast is phenomenal; what one expects from a nice little English film. Cinematography and soundtrack are fitting as well. Highly recommended!


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