Hamlet (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Drama


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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.


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  • Julie Christie at an event for Hamlet (1996)
  • Kenneth Branagh and Kate Winslet in Hamlet (1996)
  • Diane Lane at an event for Hamlet (1996)
  • Charlton Heston at an event for Hamlet (1996)
  • Holly Hunter at an event for Hamlet (1996)

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Trivia

Kate Winslet did not even audition for the role of Ophelia. Winslet had previously auditioned for the Helena Bonham Carter "Elizabeth" role in Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), and Branagh was so impressed that he offered her the role in Hamlet (1996) without so much as a reading. Appropriately, Carter had ... ...


Quotes

Hamlet: Hoist with his own petard.


Goofs

When Laertes is shouting at Claudius on his return it is shot from two angles. From Claudius' view Laertes' sword is pressing against his neck and he pushes on it as he speaks, but from Laertes' view his sword is not touching and he waves it slightly as he speaks.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama

Details

Release Date:

25 December 1996

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$148,321 (USA) (29 December 1996)

Gross:

$4,414,535 (USA) (13 April 1997)

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