Moll Flanders (1996)



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This drama chronicles the life of a strong-willed woman who struggled to rise above her grim circumstance. The story begins when an orphan girl is fetched by servant Hibble and put on a ship to America. During the journey, Hibble reads to the child from her unknown mother's amazing journal.
Drama , Romance
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MGM Home Entertainment


Jim Sheridan
as Priest
Robin Wright
as Moll Flanders
Brenda Fricker
as Mrs. Mazzawatti
Stockard Channing
as Mrs. Allworthy
John Lynch
as Artist
Ardal O'Hanlon
as Gentleman From East Chiswick
Jeremy Brett
as Jonathan's Father
Harry Towb
as Magistrate
Brendan Conroy
as Delivery Man
Barry Barnes
as Older Brother
Ger Ryan
as Orphanage Woman
Des Braiden
as Gatekeeper
Charlotte Bradley
as Artist's Sister
Britta Smith
as Artist's Mother
Paul Hickey
as Younger Brother
Joe Savino
as Threatening Man
Rynagh O'Grady
as Kindly Sister
Mal Whyte
as Bald Cleric
Birdy Sweeney
as Doctor of Sorts
Gary Whelan
as Prison Guard
Maria Hayden
as Disciplinary Nun
Brian de Salvo
as Artist's Butler
Alan Stanford
as Mr. Mazzawatti
Gina Moxley
as Girl at Confessional
Gerry Walsh
as Man with Blunderbuss
Brendan Cauldwell
as Mr. 100 Guineas
Tom Lawlor
as Shop Owner
Brian Munn
as Carriage Driver
Tom Jordan
as Greying Father
Chris Curran
as Mazzawatti Butler
Pat Leavy
as Widow
Eileen Reid
as Smallpox Woman
Jonathan Ryan
as Goldsmith
Mary McEvoy
as Mother Superior
Brendan F. Dempsey
as Lord with Dog
Janet Moran
as Allworthy Maid
Courtney King
as Allworthy Girl
Rita Hamill
as Moll's Mother
Audrey Tom
as Red Dress Prostitute
Eileen McCloskey
as Mazzawatti Daughter
Nicola Teehan
as Mazzawatti Daughter
Kieran Hurley
as Physician
Helene Montague
as Woman with Baby
Conor Lovett
as Footman
Teacel Hines
as Young Footman
Magael McLaughlin
as Allworthy Girl
Carol Jahme
as Allworthy Girl
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Critic Reviews for Moll Flanders

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

For a story about a London harlot's trials and tribulations, this is one unsexy, drawn-out dirge with only a few smirking moments as relief.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

It takes an exceptionally talentless screenwriter-director to make such a foul, boring, worthless descreation of DeFoe's witty, insightful and entertaining novel, and Densham is that incompetent.

May 23, 2004
Nitrate Online

Salutes the hard-won bounties of hope, enduring friendship, and the quality of mercy.

Full Review… | August 27, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

More bore-dy than bawdy.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for Moll Flanders

Not a bad film, just a little dry and matter-of-fact.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

A great film!!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer


well acted but slow and uninteresting.

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

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