Great Expectations

Great Expectations (1998)

Let desire be your destiny.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1998-01-30
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 575 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Alfonso Cuarón
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From 575 Ratings


Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these vivid characters, "Great Expectations" takes a unique and contemporary look at life's great coincidences.

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  • Ethan Hawke

    as Finnegan Bell
  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    as Estella
  • Hank Azaria

    as Walter Plane
  • Chris Cooper

    as Joe
  • Anne Bancroft

    as Ms. Dinsmoor
  • Robert De Niro

    as Prisoner / Lustig
  • Josh Mostel

    as Jerry Ragno
  • Kim Dickens

    as Maggie
  • Nell Campbell

    as Erica Thall
  • Gabriel Mann

    as Owen
  • Jeremy James Kissner

    as Finnegan at Age 10
  • Raquel Beaudene

    as Estella at Age 10
  • Stephen Spinella

    as Carter Macleish
  • Marla Sucharetza

    as Ruth Shepard
  • Isabelle Anderson

    as Lois Pope
  • Peter Jacobson

    as Man on Phone
  • Drena De Niro

    as Marcy
  • Lance Reddick

    as Anton Le Farge
  • Craig Braun

    as Mr. Barrow
  • Kim Snyder

    as Mrs. Barrow
  • Nicholas Wolfert

    as Security Guard
  • Gerry Bamman

    as Ted Rabinowitz
  • Dorin Seymour

    as Senator Elwood
  • Clem Caserta

    as Hitman #1
  • Frank Pietrangolare

    as Hitman #2
  • Dennis Paladino

    as Hitman #3
  • Clem Caserta Jr.

    as Hitman #4
  • Marc Macaulay

    as Cop on Boat
  • Ana Susana Gerardino

    as Clemma
  • Francis Dumaurier

    as Waiter
  • Pedro Barquin

    as Lover
  • Kendall Williamson

    as 7 Year Old Girl
  • Shobha Jain

    as Singing Indian Woman
  • Aditi Jain

    as Singing Indian Girl
  • Margo Peace

    as Anchor Woman
  • Kimmy Suzuki

    as Waitress
  • John P. Casey

    as Doorman
  • Adusah Boakye

    as Taxi Driver
  • Dyan Kane

    as Gallery Waitress
  • Anne Ok

    as Gallery Receptionist
  • Alva Chinn

    as Gallery Guest
  • G.B. Thomas

    as Gallery Guest
  • Albert Zihenni

    as Gallery Guest
  • Fritz Michel

    as Gallery Guest
  • Lisa Herth

    as Gallery Guest
  • Nino Pepicelli

    as Gallery Guest
  • Wills Robbins

    as Gallery Guest
  • Jewel Turner

    as Gallery Guest
  • Jim Taylor McNickle

    as Gallery Guest
  • Martin Alvin

    as Gallery Guest
  • William Rothlein

    as Gallery Guest
  • Maria Capp

    as Gallery Guest (uncredited)
  • Stephen Sherman

    as Gallery Guest (uncredited)
  • Paul Neglio

    as Cop #2 (uncredited)
  • Gary Newton

    as DJ (voice) (uncredited)
  • Dale Resteghini

    as Richard (uncredited)
Writing Charles Dickens Novel
Directing Alfonso Cuarón Director
Writing Mitch Glazer Screenplay
Sound Patrick Doyle Original Music Composer
Editing Steven Weisberg Editor
Camera Emmanuel Lubezki Director of Photography
Art Tony Burrough Production Design
Sound Richard Beggs Sound Designer
Art Susan Bode Tyson Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Judianna Makovsky Costume Design
Art John Kasarda Art Direction
Production Deborah Lee Executive Producer
Production Art Linson Producer
Production John Linson Co-Producer
Production Jill Greenberg Sands Casting
Costume & Make-Up Vivian Baker Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Angel De Angelis Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ilona Herman Makeup & Hair
Costume & Make-Up Manlio Rocchetti Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Anthony Veader Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Cecilia Verardi Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Linda Kamp Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sara Seidman Vance Makeup Artist