In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?Written by
Barnum's wife's family's name is "Hallett." This is pronounced the same way as "Howlett," which was the last name of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine character (James "Logan" Howlett) from the X-Men movies. See more »
When Barnum apparently opens his museum to the public, patrons purchasing tickets using Indian Head (nic) cents and nickel three cent coins; both were released 1859,1866 respectively. The scene in the movie is before the Jenny Lind scene (1850) Therefore the coins should be large cents and silver half-dime coins. See more »
[seeing the house Phineas bought for them]
Don't tell me bought this house just to rub my parents' noses in your success.
Well, that wasn't the only reason. This is the life I promised you.
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If you look closely at the early end title cards, the small graphics in the corners of the cards reflect the roles of both the cast and crew. See more »