The Great Gatsby (2001)





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F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, often regarded as one of the greatest American novels of the 20th century, is brought to the screen in this made-for-TV feature, produced in collaboration with the A&E Cable Network in the United States, and Granada Entertainment in Great Britain. Nick Carraway (Paul Rudd) is a young bond salesman who rents a cottage near the mansion of the wealthy but reclusive Jay Gatsby (Toby Stephens). In time, Nick gets to know his neighbor, who has accumulated a vast fortune through vague, suspect means, but has carefully forged an outward image of refinement and charm. Years ago, before he left to fight in World War I, Gatsby was a poor man named Gatz and was in love with a beautiful woman from a wealthy family, Daisy (Mira Sorvino). When he returned, Gatz was determined to remake himself so that he might be seen fit to someday win her hand, even though Daisy had by this time married the socially prominent but boorish Tom Buchanan (Martin Donovan). Gatsby has yet to give up on his romantic dream and enlists Nick, who is distantly related to Daisy, in his plan. This production marked the fourth time that The Great Gatsby had been committed to film -- the best known version being Jack Clayton's 1974 adaptation, featuring Robert Redford as Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Drama , Television , Romance
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Toby Stephens
as Jay Gatsby
Mira Sorvino
as Daisy Buchanan
Martin Donovan
as Tom Buchanan
Paul Rudd
as Nick
William Camp
as Wilson
Matt Molloy
as Klipspringer
Francie Swift
as Jordan Baker
Matt Malloy
as Klipspringer
Richard Jutrus
as Owl Eyes
Janine Theriault
as Catherine
Claudia Besso
as Lucille
Jerry Grayson
as Wolfsheim
Alexander Bisping
as Buchanan's Butler
Martin Kevan
as Gatsby's Butler
Burt Harris
as Henry C. Gatz
Paul Hopkins
as Police Detective
Jason Conyers
as Accident Witness
Allen Altman
as Cop at Accident Scene
Tony Calabretta
as Gatsby's Domestic
Tim Rozon
as Dandy Man
Andrea Sadler
as Miss Bardecker
Dean Fleming
as Policeman
Ernie Jackson
as Gatsby's Gardener
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April 3, 2005
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for The Great Gatsby

This was a solid adaptation of Fitzgerald's novel and Sorvino made a very convincing self-important Daisy.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

So terrible. I couldn't stand the book but the movie was absolutely horrible. It is no wonder that it was a TV movie because it wasn't good enough to even be direct to DVD (or VHS when it came out). It makes the book seem like you've just read The Lord of the Rings and then you watched Percy Jackson. Everything about it was complete and utter CRAP. Grade: F

Cody Halpert
Cody Halpert

I think this one makes the story more clear for someone who hasn't read the book, but I prefer the Robert Redford one for the costumes and look.

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