Overview

Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these vivid characters, "Great Expectations" takes a unique and contemporary look at life's great coincidences.

  1. Mitch Glazer

    Screenplay

  2. Alfonso CuarĂ³n

    Director

  3. Charles Dickens

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Estella

  2. Ethan Hawke

    Ethan Hawke

    Finnegan Bell

  3. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper

    Uncle Joe

  4. Anne Bancroft

    Anne Bancroft

    Ms. Nora Dinsmoor

  5. Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro

    Prisoner / Lustig

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Great Expectations
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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 30, 1998
    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 1h 51m

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $55,494,066.00

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