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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2017)

| Horror, Sci-Fi | 2017 (USA)
The good and evil within humanity collide in a horrific confrontation in this faithful retelling of Stevenson's classic story.

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B. Luciano Barsuglia (adaptation), Robert Louis Stevenson (original story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gianni Capaldi ... Mr. Hyde
Shaun Paul Piccinino ... Dr. Henry Jekyll
David Beatty ... Mr. Gabriel John Utterson
William McNamara ... Bradshaw
Margaret O'Brien ... Ms. Stevenson
Mickey Rooney ... Mr. Louis
Vernon Wells ... Mr. Enfield
Elissa Dowling ... Maude
Randal Malone Randal Malone ... Mr. Poole
Sierra Barsuglia Sierra Barsuglia ... Girl
Jed Rowen ... Dr. Lanyon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zan Alda Zan Alda ... Inspector Newcomen
Diane Baldwin ... Gillian
Michael Beardsley ... Lord Nathaniel
Jamie Bohannon Jamie Bohannon ... Coraline
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is really just as much the story of Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer and good friend of Dr. Henry Jekyll. More importantly, Utterson is a Victorian Gentleman, who is guided by a chivalry-like code to remain loyal to his friends and maintain his status in society. It is loyalty that drives Utterson to play detective in an effort to protect Jekyll from the malicious and scheming Mr. Hyde. Eventually, Utterson finds himself introduced to a world that he is neither ready to enter nor accept. The story takes place in Victorian-era England, after the Industrial Revolution. Utterson, a lawyer, and true Victorian Gentleman, discovers that his long-time friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, has become involved with a mysterious and dangerous man named Edward Hyde. Jekyll is a tall, handsome man with a very high social status, which he is expected to maintain. Hyde is a complete opposite, short and vulgar, with an unidentifiable deformity. Utterson knows that in ... Written by BLB Media

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Follows the story and is a great education tool
27 April 2017 | by jnmoviefanSee all my reviews

First, let me just say I love this novella. I am a huge fan of movies and literature. In fact, I am a teacher and I have always been disappointed that I didn't have a watchable version of this movie that followed the story. They always make it into a monster movie or horror story and it's not either of those.

Without giving anything away, the entire book is basically in this movie. There are some extras but they make sense. There is nothing gratuitous in this movie that doesn't fit in context with the story.

Guillermo Del Toro may get around to adapting the musical but that isn't the story Stevenson wrote at all - this is. I bought the teacher's edition of this on Blu-Ray which had a study guide and screenplay with it.

I have shown this to my middle school students and they really enjoyed it after reading the novella.

Sure the movie is a little low-budget but it's ten times better than any of the educational movies I watched as a kid.


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