Les Miserables (1978)

Les Miserables





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Movie Info

Richard Jordan stars as Jean Valjean in this made-for-television version of the Victor Hugo novel. A former convict, Valjean rises to the upper rungs of society before arousing the suspicions of police chief Javert. Once Valjean's criminal background is brought to light, he must stay one step ahead of Javert in order to maintain his freedom.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: John Gay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 22, 2004


as Jean Valjean

as Insp. Javert

as Fauchelevent

as Gillenormand

as Bishop Myriel

as The Prioress

as Sister Simplice
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All Critics (3)

Even if it's mostly one for the Les MisÚrables completionists, they're not likely to walk away disappointed.

Full Review… | January 20, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

July 22, 2005

November 3, 2004

Audience Reviews for Les Miserables


Pretty good movie. May have to read the novel...

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

My favorite telling of "Les Miserables" with Anthony Hopkins as Javert and Richard Jordan as Jean Valjean. It depicts many notable events from the book. I liked the grungy prison scenes at the beginning and the murky sewer chase at the end. The music is quite effective. It's a long story, but so was the book. It has a made-for-TV miniseries feeling to it. I wish a decent version of this would come to region 1 DVD.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer


Anthony Hopkins at his wicked best (again). He is changed but can't handle it. Through the course of life...forgiveness, love, selflessness, and humility, Jean shows Hopkin's character the truth of humanity...forgiveness and unconditional love.

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