Les Miserables (1978)
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.
as Jean Valjean
as Insp. Javert
as Bishop Myriel
as The Prioress
as Sister Simplice
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Critic Reviews for Les Miserables
Even if it's mostly one for the Les MisÚrables completionists, they're not likely to walk away disappointed.
Audience Reviews for Les Miserables
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.More
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