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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 »

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 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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

UK | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Persuasão See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,462,325
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The orange long-sleeved gown with accordion-pleat trim on the over-sleeves worn by Lady Willoughby when she meets Lady Russell in the Pump Room is the same costume worn by an extra in the Pump Room when Anne talks with Mr. Elliot in Persuasion (2007). The same costume is also worn by the dance teacher during the fan-language lesson in The Regency House Party (2004), and by an extra in the square at the end of Goya's Ghosts (2006). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sir Walter Elliot: I strongly object to the Navy. It brings people of obscure birth into undue distinction and it cuts up a man's youth and vigor most horribly!
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Connections

Version of Persuasion (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Sarabande in D (French Suite)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Jeremy Sams
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Best Jane Austen adaptation of late!
18 July 2000 | by stevie84See 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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