The Phantom of the Opera (1990)





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Movie Info

Originally shown on the NBC television network, presents Leroux's tortured anti-hero not as a terrifying madman or a closet romantic, but as an angry young man who vents his rage at being born disfigured not with murder but by playing practical jokes within the Paris Opera House, beneath which he has fashioned a magical world of his own, a world to which he brings the terrified singer Christine.
Drama , Horror , Television , Romance
Directed By:
In Theaters:
Franco London Films


Charles Dance
as Phantom
Burt Lancaster
as Gerard Carriere
Teri Polo
as Christine Daee
Adam Storke
as Count Philippe de Chagny
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Insp. Ledoux
Andrea Ferreol
as Carlotta
Jean Rougerie
as Jean-Claude
Marie-Therese Orain
as Madame Giry
Gerard Garino
as Singer double for phantom
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Critic Reviews for The Phantom of the Opera

All Critics (2)

Una de las mejores versiones, pese a lo distinto de la obra original. Un Burt Lancaster genial y una fotografía espléndida de la verdadera Casa de la Opera.

August 4, 2002

Quote not available.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

Audience Reviews for The Phantom of the Opera


This decent TV movie version adapted from Arthur Kopit's play - which in turn is considerably distinct from the original story by Gaston Leroux - features a great performance by Burt Lancaster, a good art direction and a nice score by John Addison.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Absolutely heinous. Head-smackingly stupid and lacking on almost every level, this is a terrible adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. Watch the 1925 one, watch the Shumacher one, JUST DON'T WATCH THIS ONE. Charles Dance did his best with what he had, but what he had was a truly awful script. This movie is very, very bad and almost nothing like The Phantom of the Opera. Avoid this movie

Tyler H
Tyler H

many people say this is thier Favorite addaptions of POTO mostly b/c the Phantom is "KINDER" guess what people!? The Phanotm *if you accually would read the book and susan kays novel Phantom* YOU WOULD KNOW THAT THE PHANTOM IS NO SUPPOSE TO BE "KIND!!" I always saw Erik as a mad genius with an amazing sence of humor! Thats what I missed in this Phantom was his almost insulting humor. Also, Eriks mother did not love him. In both of the books i mentioned above it tells how much she dispised his face! and how ugly he was. I did enjoy watching Charles Dance. He has a nice voices (I know he didnt accually SING) It annoyed me that EVERYONE SEEMED TO LIPSINK!! ugg it was terrible!! This Christien had me on the fence. I LOVED that she seemed more connected to Erik but then she goes and plays that IF YOU LOVE ME card waaaaay to much! she was almost Bipolar in her choices!! ugg that kinda bugged me. Do the producers think that if they change Raouls name to Phillipe people will hate hime less?? WRONG! lol. ONe part were i was LMAO was when the were in the "forest" with all those dead animals!!! and after Christine faits Erik goes and knocks over a dear! I completely cracked up! **I had strong issues with the ending.** i will not spoil it tho. Although this is not my favorite addaption (I think i will just never b satisfied) I did not find it unenjoyable. The singing *although its not coming from the actors,* is top notch. And Charles Dance is quite Charming! If you are such a phantom phan as i would recomend seeing this flim.

Morgan Salem
Morgan Salem

Super Reviewer

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