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Les Misérables (1998)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, History | 1 May 1998 (USA)
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Valjean, a former criminal, has atoned for his past and now finds himself in the midst of the French Revolution, avoiding a law-obsessed policeman hell-bent on capturing him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bertin
Tim Barlow ... Lafitte
... Banker
Veronika Bendová ... Azelma
David Birkin ... Courfeyrac
... Captain Beauvais
Patsy Byrne ... Toussaint
... Mother Superior
Václav Chalupa ... André
Ian Cregg ... Feuilly
... Grantier
... Cosette
Zdenek David ... Peasant (as Zdenék David)
... Forewoman
Edna Doré ... Old Woman (as Edna Dore)
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Storyline

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France. Written by Tim Kearns <tskearns@aol.com>

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The legend comes to life.


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Rated PG-13 for violence, and for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Sony (DVD release)

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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Les misérables  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,011,840, 3 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,096,321
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The trailer and many photo galleries include Jean Valjean falling on his knees and tearing up his yellow passport. The scene doesn't appear in the final film. See more »

Goofs

During the revolution, several shots show the Saint Vitus Cathedral in Prague. See more »

Quotes

Enjolras: [referring to Javert] You kill him in the alley. We don't want his blood in here with ours.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to the people of Kutná Hora and Mairie De Paris. See more »

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Version of Les misérables (1972) See more »

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breathtaking
20 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Even though there was no singing in the movie-version, This was my favorite. The film followed the Victor Hugo novel quite well with outstanding performances by Uma Thurman (Fantine) and especially Liam Neeson (Jean Valjean) I was moved to tears numerous times as I watched the story of a convicted felon who served serious time for stealing a loaf of bread and later becomes a mayor of a small town. He is suspected of being a former prisoner by the inspector Javert. With the confusion of the French rebellion and Valjean's adopted daughter Cosette's love, Javert realizes that he cannot kill Valjean, a man that saved his life. Javert's decision in the ending is powerful(although I will not give it away) this movie is excellent, and tear-jerking. this is a beautiful classic.


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