PG-13 | | Drama
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Michael Maloney (Laertes) played Rosencrantz in Hamlet (1990).
The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.
In the final fight scene between Hamlet and Laertes, and after Laertes' sword's point is tampered with, Hamlet it scratched on the shoulder with Laertes' sword. The scratch is about 1x2cm and northward in direction. Later on, when Hamlet's shoulder is seen, his scratch is much longer and thinner and runs the length of his shoulder.
Two versions should have been theatrically released at the same time: a complete 242-minutes director's cut shown only in selected venues (large key cities) and a shorter, wide-release version that ran about two-and-a-half hours. After some critical backlash, Castle Rock decided to release the complete 4 hours everywhere in the US and use the shorter version for some overseas territories.
$148,321 (USA) (29 December 1996)
$4,414,535 (USA) (13 April 1997)
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