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Great Expectations (1998)

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Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York City pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Finnegan Bell
... Estella
... Walter Plane
... Joe
... Ms. Dinsmoor
... Prisoner / Lustig
... Jerry Ragno
... Maggie
... Erica Thrall
... Owen (as Gabriel Mick)
... Finnegan at Age 10
... Estella at Age 10
... Carter Macleish
... Ruth Shepard
Isabelle Anderson ... Lois Pope
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Storyline

Based on Charles Dickens' timeless tale, this is a story of the love of a man for an unreachable woman. Updated to modern day New York City, the story concerns a man of modest background who falls in love with a rich girl. But when a mysterious benefactor greenlights the man to make his dreams come true, everything done has the ultimate goal of making Estella fall in love with him... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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love | gulf coast | florida | lawyer | girl | See All (41) »

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Let desire be your destiny.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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30 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grandes esperanzas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,593,290, 1 February 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,333,044, 29 March 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,494,066
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2.35 : 1
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The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Chris Cooper, Anne Bancroft, Robert De Niro, and Gwyneth Paltrow; and one Oscar nominee: Ethan Hawke. See more »

Goofs

When Arthur Lustig visits Finn, Finn gives him his address as 111 Greenwhich St., which is south of the World Trade Center. The nearest subway stop is the Rector St. 1/9 train. Yet when Finn takes Arthur to the subway, they end up at the J/M/Z Chambers St. stop. When a subway train does come, miraculously it is the G train, which is the only train in the system that does not enter Manhattan at all. In addition, none of the above mentioned trains would take Arthur to JFK, his stated destination, without at least one transfer. See more »

Quotes

Finn: I'm not going to tell the story the way it happened. I'm going to tell it the way I remember it.
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Crazy Credits

The credits are accompanied by images of all the artwork drawn by Finnegan Bell (Ethan Hawke). They run the entire duration of credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) See more »

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Her Ornament
Written by Brian Vander Ark (as Brian VanderArk)
Produced by Brian Malouf
Performed by The Verve Pipe
The Verve Pipe appears courtesy of The RCA Records Label
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The Green World
10 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie, an absolute winner in many ways, lacked the recognition it deserved heavily, the wonderful green theme that runs throughout the movie makes it very pleasant for the viewing eye. Great Cinematography, Great Cast, Great music, add up to deliver a Great Movie which fulfils the viewers Great Expectations.


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