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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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Tim Barlow ...
Lafitte
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Banker
Veronika Bendová ...
Azelma
David Birkin ...
Courfeyrac
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Patsy Byrne ...
Toussaint
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Mother Superior
Václav Chalupa ...
André
Ian Cregg ...
Feuilly
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Grantier
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Zdenek David ...
Peasant (as Zdenék David)
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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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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

Bille August rejected the original score composed by Gabriel Yared. Yared said he could see it coming because there was 'no harmony' between the two of them. Yared was replaced by Basil Poledouris, who had a limited time to compose a full score. When the film was released, many movie posters listed Yared as composer, not Poledouris. See more »

Goofs

The band plays "Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale" at Lamarque's funeral. Hector Berlioz composed the song in 1840, 8 years later. See more »

Quotes

Landlord: Am I a charity? You haven't paid me in four months.
Fantine: [shivering with cold] I paid you...
Landlord: I have bills too and I can't spread my legs. Besides, it's not good business to rent to a whore.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Les misérables - Époque 1: Jean Valjean (1913) See more »

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Not the Book, but an extraordinary film
14 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you love the book, then you won't like the movie. You may notice that other people have noted this film as awful and stupid. All of their judgment is based on the fact that the film is not like the book. However, if you will watch the movie for what it is, NOT what the book is, you may find it is a WONDERFUL movie. The soundtrack is beautiful, the acting is great, and the message is heart-warming. I don't remember seeing such a fine drama in all my life. Not to be biased or discriminating, but if you are of the Christian faith, this movie is 10 times better. It is VERY good, even if it's different from the book. It is one of my favorite films.


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