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A Tale of Two Cities 

Two men, one an aristocrat, and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.
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James Wilby ...  Sydney Carton 2 episodes, 1989
Xavier Deluc Xavier Deluc ...  Charles Darnay 2 episodes, 1989
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ...  Lucie Manette 2 episodes, 1989
John Mills ...  Jarvis Lorry 2 episodes, 1989
Jean-Pierre Aumont ...  Dr. Alexandre Manette 2 episodes, 1989
Anna Massey ...  Miss Pross 2 episodes, 1989
Kathy Kriegel Kathy Kriegel ...  Madame Defarge 2 episodes, 1989
Alfred Lynch ...  Jerry Cruncher 2 episodes, 1989
Gérard Klein Gérard Klein ...  Monsieur Defarge 2 episodes, 1989
Jonathan Adams ...  Stryver 2 episodes, 1989
Karl Johnson ...  Barsad 2 episodes, 1989
Marie Bunel ...  Peasant Girl 2 episodes, 1989
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ...  Road Mender / ... 2 episodes, 1989
François Lalande François Lalande ...  Gabelle 2 episodes, 1989
Claude Le Saché Claude Le Saché ...  Aristocrat / ... 2 episodes, 1989
André Maranne André Maranne ...  Aristocrat / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Nicolas Serreau Nicolas Serreau ...  Jacques 2 episodes, 1989
Jean-Pierre Stewart Jean-Pierre Stewart ...  Public Prosecutor / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Michel Subor ...  Le père de Darnay 2 episodes, 1989
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Two men, one an aristocrat, and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.

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21 May 1989 (UK) See more »

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Historia en dos ciudades See more »

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(video) | (3 episodes)

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I was blown away...
17 June 2003 | by Idyllwild1984See all my reviews

I rented this movie without expectation, thinking it was just another mini series made in the 80's with poor lighting and wacky hairstyles. But I was blown away by it! The innocence and heartbreaking bittersweetness of the movie gripped me, and of the thousands of movies I've watched I have never seen one with this astounding of character development. Even if you generally don't enjoy movies like this, I recommend to give it a try! It's not easily found, but if you are lucky enough to stumble across it you'll love it. The set and hairstyles are very 80's-ish, but the acting and characters are so perfectly drawn I didn't notice anything but them! Sydney Carton now ranks right up there with Sir Percy Blakeney (from The Scarlet Pimpernel) on my list of ideal men.


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