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Moll Flanders (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 14 June 1996 (USA)
The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, ... See full summary »

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... Moll Flanders
... Hibble
... Mrs. Allworthy
... Artist
... Mrs. Mazzawatti
... Edna
Aisling Corcoran ... Flora
Jim Sheridan ... The Priest
... Artist's Father
Britta Smith ... Artist's Mother
Cathy Murphy ... Polly
Emma McIvor ... Mary
... Alice
... Orphanage Woman
... Magistrate
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The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes drive her to accept a job as a prostitute from the conniving Mrs. Allworthy. It is there that Moll first meets Hibble, who is working as Allworthy's servant but takes a special interest in the young woman's well-being. With his help, she retains hope for the future, ultimately falling in love with an unconventional artist who promises the possibility of romantic happiness. Written by Anonymous

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The remarkable story of one woman's unbreakable spirit.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for violence, nudity and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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14 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I istoria mias gynaikas  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$955,606, 16 June 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,363,968, 21 July 1996
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2.35 : 1
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Jeremy Brett's last film. See more »

Goofs

The motion of the ship below deck is unrealistic. At 0:32:00 and 1:50:00 the scene inside the cabin shows rocking along one axis only - side to side - when the ship was in a storm. Anyone with practical experience with boats and ships in the rough weather depicted would expect pitching fore and aft as well, and violent crashes from bashing into waves, creating a corkscrewing roll that contributes so much to seasickness. Also at 1:50:00 an exterior shot of the ship in the storm is accompanied by a command "reef the mizzen mast" but the sails are hanging limply; the heavy roar of the wind suggests they could not be in the eye of the storm. See more »

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Artist: Great money does not a great human make.
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Soundtracks

Old Noll's Jig
Traditional music arranged by Nico Brown
Performed by Nico Brown, Martin Brunsden and Robert Harris
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Bah!
30 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Yet again Hollywood takes a literary classic and entirely reworks it. "The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London." No, this doesn't happen at all. The novel she is handed off to family when her mother is sent to plantations a much more common sentence for criminals at that time when their crime was petty. Further when she was given to family of her mother she then made her way in to the hands of gypsies before being found in Colchester having run off and being taken in by the local Parish. Not "the streets of London" right off the bat. Completely different tone, I understand the need to revise a work for the screen as it may be unworkable from it's original form but this is just an example of another movie where they've reworked the material needlessly and changed the subject matter much to the detriment of the work making the character much more sympathetic. Sad thing is it's a habit of Hollywood that will surely not change.


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