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Mansfield Park (1999)

Fanny, born into a poor family, is sent away to live with wealthy uncle Sir Thomas, his wife and their four children, where she'll be brought up for a proper introduction to society.

Director:

Patricia Rozema

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Patricia Rozema
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Taylor Gordon ... Young Fanny
Talya Gordon Talya Gordon ... Young Susan
Lindsay Duncan ... Mrs. Price / Lady Bertram
Bruce Byron Bruce Byron ... Carriage Driver
James Purefoy ... Tom Bertram
Sheila Gish ... Mrs. Norris
Harold Pinter ... Sir Thomas Bertram
Elizabeth Eaton Elizabeth Eaton ... Young Maria
Elizabeth Earl Elizabeth Earl ... Young Julia
Philip Sarson Philip Sarson ... Young Edmond
Amelia Warner ... Teenage Fanny
Frances O'Connor ... Fanny Price
Jonny Lee Miller ... Edmund Bertram
Victoria Hamilton ... Maria Bertram
Hugh Bonneville ... Mr. Rushworth
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Storyline

At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral compass, she becomes especially close to Edmund, Thomas's younger son. Fanny is soon possessed of beauty as well as a keen mind and comes to the attention of a neighbor, Henry Crawford. Thomas promotes this match, but to his displeasure, Fanny has a mind of her own, asking Henry to prove himself worthy. As Edmund courts Henry's sister and as light shines on the link between Thomas's fortunes and New World slavery, Fanny must assess Henry's character and assert her heart as well as her wit. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Jane Austen's Wicked Comedy

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief violent images, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In keeping with writer/director Patricia Rozema's updated vision of 'Mansfield Park', the actresses' costumes and accessories were updated interpretations as well, including modern hosiery and shoes by Emma Hope. See more »

Goofs

When Fanny is undressing after being caught in the rain, she undoes her corset by unhooking a metal busk at the front, this style of busk was not invented until the mid 19th century, and the film is set in 1806. Her busk instead should have been wooden or whalebone, and if it unfastened in front it would have been laced. See more »

Quotes

Henry Crawford: And what is your opinion, Miss Price?
Fanny Price: I am sorry to disappoint you, Mr. Crawford, but I'm afraid I do not have a ready opinion.
Henry Crawford: I suspect you are almost entirely composed of ready opinions not yet shared.
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Alternate Versions

One sex scene was cut from the US version in order to obtain a PG rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Real Jane Austen (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Djongna (Slavery)
Written and Performed by Salif Keita
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Jane is rolling over in her grave.
21 April 2001 | by ynspSee all my reviews

This is the absolute worst adaptaion of a classic novel in existence. I am very sorry that Miss Austen is not alive to defend her work for such disgusting adaptaions as this. The added sub plot about slavery was totally inappropriate. I'm not saying that it wasn't an issue at the time I'm only saying that Miss Austen chose to leave it out of her novel so who are we to put it in there. PLease I beg all fans of Jane Austen's writing to speal out against this horrid movie based ever so loosly around her classic and wonderful novel.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,608, 21 November 1999

Gross USA:

$4,775,847

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,775,847
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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