Overview

Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to wear a scarlet "A" until an Indian attack unites the Puritans and leads to a reevaluation of their laws and morals.

  1. Roland Joffé

    Director

  2. Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Novel

  3. Douglas Day Stewart

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Demi Moore

    Demi Moore

    Hester Prynne

  2. Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman

    Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale

  3. Robert Duvall

    Robert Duvall

    Roger Chillingworth

  4. Robert Prosky

    Robert Prosky

    Horace Stonehall

  5. Edward Hardwicke

    Edward Hardwicke

    Gov. John Bellingham

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The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 13, 1995
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 15m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $10,382,407.00

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