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Persuasion 

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Eight years ago, Anne Elliot rejected Frederick Wentworth, the man she loved, out of a sense of duty and obedience. Now an ignored and faded spinster, she follows her financially stricken ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Michell

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Nick Dear (screenplay)
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7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Root ... Anne Elliot
Ciarán Hinds ... Captain Frederick Wentworth
Susan Fleetwood ... Lady Russell
Corin Redgrave ... Sir Walter Elliot
Fiona Shaw ... Mrs. Croft
John Woodvine ... Admiral Croft
Phoebe Nicholls ... Elizabeth Elliot
Samuel West ... Mr. Elliot
Sophie Thompson ... Mary Musgrove
Judy Cornwell ... Mrs. Musgrove
Simon Russell Beale ... Charles Musgrove
Felicity Dean ... Mrs. Clay
Roger Hammond ... Mr. Musgrove
Emma Roberts Emma Roberts ... Louisa Musgrove
Victoria Hamilton ... Henrietta Musgrove
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Storyline

Eight years ago, Anne Elliot rejected Frederick Wentworth, the man she loved, out of a sense of duty and obedience. Now an ignored and faded spinster, she follows her financially stricken family from their home, only to be reintroduced to the now successful and wealthy Captain Frederick Wentworth. With their roles reversed and Captain Wentworth the eligible and wealthy bachelor, Anne navigates the scheming society that still tries to keep them apart.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Because of the meager budget, the closing shots of Captain Wentworth's ship were reused from The Bounty (1984). See more »

Goofs

When Anne visits Mrs. Smith the second time she goes in wearing her pink coat and comes out without wearing the coat. See more »

Quotes

Lady Russell: He had no fortune, no connections. It was entirely prudent of you to reject him.
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Featured in The Real Jane Austen (2002) See more »

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Nocturne in B
Composed by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
Performed by Susan Tomes
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Georgian, not Victorian England
23 April 2005 | by rcpropesSee all my reviews

It is annoying to read the comment describing this movie as Victorian since Austen died before Queen Victoria was born. It is remarkable that all her novels describe rural English life almost untouched by the violence of the Napoleonic Wars raging on the continent during her lifetime. This one at least alludes to the careers of British naval officers. It also calls attention to the "great age for poetry" in which the characters lived. This is one of a small handful of truly beautiful love stories on film which end happily; An Affair to Remember and A Room With a View are two others in my canon. Every actor/actress in this movie should have been nominated for an Oscar, a perfect ensemble cast, typical of the best subtle British cinematic style.


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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

UK | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Persuasión See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,986, 1 October 1995

Gross USA:

$5,269,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,269,757
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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