The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)

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With a story as big as Victor Hugo's tragedy of Quasimodo and Esmeralda - a story of unrequited love--it is easy to see why it has been remade so often. However, it is a surprise that a movie which has been made into a classic silent movie and a classic big-budget movie (though it did have to compete with Gone with the Wind when it came out) can be made into a TV movie as well and still be called entertainment. The choice of actors, mostly stage trained, played no small part in this success. Anthony Hopkins gave his all to the tragic figure of Quasimodo, Hugo's grotesque Hunchback, as did the rest of the cast, and this TV reprise of the story is quite well done.

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Cast

Anthony Hopkins
as Quasimodo
Derek Jacobi
as Dom Claude Frollo
Gerry Sundquist
as Pierre Gringoire
John Gielgud
as Charmolue
David Suchet
as Trouillefou
Nigel Hawthorne
as Magistrate
Roland Culver
as Bishop of Paris
David Kelly
as Tavernkeeper
Dave Hill
as Coppenhole
Jack Klaff
as Officer
Kenny Baker
as Pick Pocket
John Kidd
as 1st Physician
Stanley Lebor
as Torturer
Norman Lumsden
as King's Attorney
John Rutland
as 2nd Old Man
Wally Thomas
as 1st Old Man
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Critic Reviews for The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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It's not the definitive version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but then again, I'm not sure there is such a thing.

June 7, 2009 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Hunchback of Notre Dame

½

The adaption from the Victor Hugo Classic novel. The make up was a little poor, a reflection of it?s time no doubt, interesting role choice for Anthony Hopkins as it didn?t really exert his acting skills particularly well, but the story was told and made watchable viewing.

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