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      Les Misérables

      1978 2h 20m Drama List
      Reviews 76% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings After swiping a loaf of bread to feed his family, Frenchman Jean Valjean (Richard Jordan) is put behind bars. After countless failed attempts, the poor man finally manages to escape from prison -- but not from the attentions of determined police officer Javert (Anthony Perkins). Years pass, and Valjean has made a new life for himself as the mayor of a French town. But his secret past comes back to haunt him when his old adversary suddenly makes an appearance. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy Even if it's mostly one for the Les Misrables completionists, they're not likely to walk away disappointed. Rated: 7/10 Jan 20, 2013 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 22, 2005 Full Review Mark R. Leeper rec.arts.movies.reviews Rated: 3/5 Nov 3, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The Valvert is tangible. Amazing movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member The fact that the actors weren't directed to have a more authentic French accents and the main character's step daughter having a forced love interest are the only true crimes to this book adaptation. The actors, music, camerawork and especially the writing make this a special story to witness. For my full review of Les Miserables (1978), check it out on this IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077936/reviews-33 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Definitely the best telling of the non-musical story to date. Good enough to have been released in theatres, but alas was only released on TV. Everyone is well cast and the story flows nicely. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member The best movie adaptation of this wonderful book. Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins are excellent rivals. I only wish the DVD wasn't a shortened version of the movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member We love this movie and own it. My kids have watched it several times... just the kind of thing you want your kids to watch with a timeless message. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Maybe it's just that this film was my first introduction to Les Miserables, but I was emotionally engaged by the acting of Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins. I especially loved "The Bishop's Candlestick" scene. There is so much symbolism in this story by Victor Hugo of redemption, devotion, and love. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After swiping a loaf of bread to feed his family, Frenchman Jean Valjean (Richard Jordan) is put behind bars. After countless failed attempts, the poor man finally manages to escape from prison -- but not from the attentions of determined police officer Javert (Anthony Perkins). Years pass, and Valjean has made a new life for himself as the mayor of a French town. But his secret past comes back to haunt him when his old adversary suddenly makes an appearance.
      Director
      Glenn Jordan
      Producer
      Norman Rosemont
      Screenwriter
      John Gay
      Production Co
      ITC
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 18, 2016
      Runtime
      2h 20m
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