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.
At nine, the film holds the record for the most Oscar winners in the cast: Jack Lemmon (Marcellus), who won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Mister Roberts (1955) and Best Actor for Save the Tiger (1973), Charlton Heston (The Player King), who won Best Actor for Ben-Hur (1959), Julie Christie (Gertrude), who won Best Actress for Darling (1965), John Mills (Old Norway), who won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Ryan's Daughter (1970), John Gielgud (Priam), who won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Arthur (1981), Richard Attenborough (The English Ambassador), who won Best Director for Gandhi (1982), Robin Williams (Osric), who won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Good Will Hunting (1997), Judi Dench (Hecuba), who won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Kate Winslet (Ophelia), who won Best Actress for The Reader (2008).
You cannot call it love! At your age the heyday in the blood is tame!
After Hamlet speaks with his father in his woods, while he runs and is met by Marcellus and Horatio, there is a quick pan shot in the woods where you see a ladder covered by a long board on the ground.
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.
$90,684 29 December 1996