Great Expectations

Great Expectations (1998)

Let desire be your destiny.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1998-01-19
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 279 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    as Estella
  • Ethan Hawke

    as Finnegan Bell
  • Chris Cooper

    as Uncle Joe
  • Anne Bancroft

    as Ms. Nora Dinsmoor
  • Robert De Niro

    as Prisoner / Lustig
  • Hank Azaria

    as Walter Plane
  • Josh Mostel

    as Jerry Ragno
  • Kim Dickens

    as Maggie
  • Nell Campbell

    as Erica Thall
  • Gabriel Mann

    as Owen
  • Lance Reddick

    as Anton Le Farge
Art Tony Burrough Production Design
Sound Richard Beggs Sound Designer
Writing Charles Dickens Novel
Camera Emmanuel Lubezki Director of Photography
Editing Steven Weisberg Editor
Sound Patrick Doyle Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Judianna Makovsky Costume Design
Directing Alfonso Cuarón Director
Art John Kasarda Art Direction
Art Susan Bode Set Decoration
Writing Mitch Glazer Screenplay