The Piano

(1993)

Overview

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

  1. Jane Campion

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Holly Hunter

    Holly Hunter

    Ada McGrath

  2. Harvey Keitel

    Harvey Keitel

    George Baines

  3. Sam Neill

    Sam Neill

    Alisdair Stewart

  4. Anna Paquin

    Anna Paquin

    Flora McGrath

  5. Cliff Curtis

    Cliff Curtis

    Mana

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The Piano
The Piano

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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 12, 1993
    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 1m

Budget $7,000,000.00

Revenue $116,700,000.00

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