Mack the Knife (1989)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Mack the Knife Videos

Mack the Knife Photos

Movie Info

This film adaptation of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's musical play The Threepenny Opera portrays the engagement of a gangster (Raul Julia) to an innocent girl (Rachel Robertson) in Victorian-era London. The girl's family attempts to thwart the marriage by catching the thief in the act.
Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Raul Julia
as MacHeath
Richard Harris
as Mr. Peachum
Julia Migenes
as Jenny Diver
Roger Daltrey
as Street Singer
Julie Walters
as Mrs. Peachum
Rachel Robertson
as Polly Peachum
Clive Revill
as Money Matthew
Bill Nighy
as Tiger Brown
Erin Donovan
as Lucy Brown
Dong Ji Hong
as Sukey Tawdry
Russel Gold
as Hookfinger Jake
Miranda Garrison
as Esmeralda
Roy Holder
as Wally the Weeper
Mark Northover
as Jimmy Jewels
Sandor Kaposi
as Organ Grinder
Steven Law
as Sergeant Smith
Clive Mantle
as Johnny Ladder
John Woodnut
as Reverend Kimball
John Woodnut
as Reverend Kimball
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Mack the Knife

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

The movie is finally just a slog through a half-digested plot, involving half-understood characters who bear the names, but not the meanings or the spirits, of the Brecht and Weill originals.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Quote not available.

June 29, 2005

Quote not available.

February 8, 2004
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Quote not available.

July 30, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Quote not available.

July 26, 2002
Hot Button

Audience Reviews for Mack the Knife

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

Mack the Knife Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Mack the Knife on our Movie forum!

News & Features