Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young lovers defy their destiny and elope, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.

  1. Franco Zeffirelli

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Franco Brusati


  3. Masolino D'Amico


  4. William Shakespeare


Top Billed Cast

  1. Leonard Whiting

    Leonard Whiting


  2. Olivia Hussey

    Olivia Hussey


  3. John McEnery

    John McEnery


  4. Michael York

    Michael York


  5. Milo O'Shea

    Milo O'Shea

    Friar Laurence

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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 25, 1968


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 18m

Budget -

Revenue $38,901,218.00



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