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Great Expectations

Certificate 15
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Genre: Drama, General Movie/Drama, Feature Director: Alfonso Cuarón Released: 1998
Runtime: 107 minutes Language: English Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Cast:
Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Anne Bancroft, Hank Azaria, Josh Mostel, Chris Cooper, Kim Dickens, Nell Campbell, Gabriel Mick, Stephen Spinella, Marla Sucharetza
Synopsis:
This modern-day version of the famous Charles Dickens novel begins when ten-year-old Finn Bell is coerced by the convict Lustig (Robert De Niro) into helping him escape from the authorities. Later, when he is taken to the home of bitter recluse Nora Diggers Dinsmoor (Anne Bancroft), Finn is introduced to the beautiful Estella, whom he is fated to love. As an adult, Finn (Ethan Hawke) is able to move to New York and become a successful painter thanks to a mysterious benefactor. He is still in love with Estella (Gwyneth Paltrow), who agrees to model for him, but his hopes of romance are dashed when he discovers that she is engaged to another man.
Contains strong language, moderate sex and violence
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