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Les Misérables (2012)

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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.

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Tom Hooper

Writers:

William Nicholson (screenplay by), Alain Boublil (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 83 wins & 175 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Jean Valjean
Russell Crowe ... Javert
Anne Hathaway ... Fantine
Amanda Seyfried ... Cosette
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Thénardier
Helena Bonham Carter ... Madame Thénardier
Eddie Redmayne ... Marius
Aaron Tveit ... Enjolras
Samantha Barks ... Éponine
Daniel Huttlestone ... Gavroche
Cavin Cornwall ... Convict 1
Josef Altin ... Convict 2
Dave Hawley Dave Hawley ... Convict 3 (as David Hawley)
Adam Jones Adam Jones ... Convict 4
John Barr John Barr ... Convict 5
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Storyline

Jean Valjean, known as Prisoner 24601, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in post-revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion. Written by Anonymous

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Fight. Dream. Hope. Love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The blue vest worn by Russell Crowe (Javert) was purchased by the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014) show from "Russell Crowe's 'Art of Divorce' Auction" which was held on April 7 2018. The vest, along with other memorabilia purchased in the auction, was given to the last Blockbuster Video store in Anchorage, Alaska in hopes of attracting customers to the store to keep it open. Sadly, that Blockbuster store closed in summer 2018. The last Blockbuster store standing is in Bend, Oregon (as of this writing). See more »

Goofs

The calf seen wandering in the barricades scene is a whitefaced Hereford poll. That breed did not exist before the 1880, and did not reach France until the 20th century. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jean Valjean: Look down, look down, don't look them in the eye.
Chain Gang: Look down, look down, you're here until you die.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens without any opening credits. The title of the film is stated just before the closing credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Valjean's Soliloquy
Written by Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Alain Boublil
Performed by Hugh Jackman
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Magnificent Adaptation
11 December 2012 | by Kaite927See all my reviews

This film is amazing. Absolutely incredible. I don't understand what people are saying about pacing issues, I thought it flowed beautifully. The changes made worked very well. And I didn't think there was any weak link in the cast. I honestly loved Russell as Javert. He wasn't traditional by any means, but what he did worked.

The cgi was not the best, but it kind of created this fantastical other world while still being realistic and grounded.

So many of the acting choices were brilliant and subtle. For example Jackman ever so slightly altered his voice with his characters aging, which I thought was brilliant.

There is no negative thing to say about this movie. However, I do see why a critic may not like it. It's not a critic movie. There isn't a lot of impressive violence, crazy camera shots, etc. the things critics seem to love. It's more grounded in the performances and the story, which it tells extremely well.

The only thing I can point out (because I saw it with my boyfriend who knows nothing about the story) there are two or three slightly confusing plots for those who aren't familiar with Les Mis. But they are either explained later on or not important enough to dwell on.

Anyways, that's my rant. Needless to say I will be seeing it many many times and cannot wait for the DVD so I can own it and watch it even more.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Miz See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,281,735, 30 December 2012

Gross USA:

$148,809,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$441,809,770
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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