Great Expectations: The Untold Story Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for Great Expectations: The Untold Story the Movie

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Magwitch is an escaped convict, hiding out in the Victorian English countryside, who is aided by the young orphan, Pip. Captured and sent to the penal colonies in Australia, Magwitch serves his time and then discovers a fortune in gold, which he decides to use to make Pip into a gentleman. But Magwitch's enemies would like to get Pip's inheritance for themselves. Based on the Dickens classic, this three-tape miniseries is also available in a 102-minute feature length version.

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Available on VHS
Running time 287 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 19th Century, Adoption & Orphans, Escaped Cons, Great Britain, Books to Film: Charles Dickens
Cast
John Stanton, Sigrid Thornton, Robert Coleby, Todd Boyce, Anne Louise Lambert, Ron Haddrick, Noel Ferrier
Director
Tim Burstall

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