Great Expectations


1h 55m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A modern-day reworking of Dickens' tale in which a young man leaves his privileged upbringing in Florida and heads to New York City to become an artist. There his life is changed when he meets three disparate strangers--Lustig, a dangerous, escaped convict; Estella, a beautiful, but icy woman; and N

Film Details

Also Known As
Grandes esperanzas, Lysande utsikter
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

A modern-day reworking of Dickens' tale in which a young man leaves his privileged upbringing in Florida and heads to New York City to become an artist. There his life is changed when he meets three disparate strangers--Lustig, a dangerous, escaped convict; Estella, a beautiful, but icy woman; and Nora Dinsmoor, a wealthy, old eccentric.

Crew

David T Alban

Foreman

Tori Amos

Song

James C Anderson

Medic

Nelson Antinori

Transportation Co-Captain

Jennifer Apel

Associate Editor

Simona Aranda

Assistant Production Accountant

James Archer

Assistant Property Master

Julie Arenal

Choreographer

Lawrence Ashmore

Music

Peter Donald Badalamenti

Stunt Player

Vivian Baker

Makeup Artist

John Balling

Scenic Artist

Peter Barquin

Other

Craig Barron

Visual Effects Supervisor

John Barry

Song

Clayton A Bartholomew

Transportation Coordinator

Richard Beggs

Sound Designer

John Begley

Other

John Bell

Original Music

Martin W Bell

Props

Jessica Bellfort

Assistant Sound Editor

Russell J Berg

Special Effects

Laura Berning

Assistant Location Manager

Mark Bero

Special Effects

Jerry Bertolami

Best Boy Grip

Maria T. Bierniak

Location Manager

Jim Bigham

Production Supervisor

Susan Bode

Set Decorator

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Visual Effects

John Bolz

Grip

Michael Boonstra

Production Coordinator

David Bowie

Song

Will A Brantley

On-Set Dresser

Susannah Brengel

Post-Production Accountant

April Brooks

Other

John Brush

Grip

Judith Lauren Buckley

Art Department Coordinator

Nicole Bugna-doyle

Sound Designer

Michael J Burke

Best Boy

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Tony Burrough

Production Designer

Terry Butler

Other

Kristen Cameron

Assistant Director

Jackie Campbell

Craft Service

Carmen Campolo

Special Effects

Marcus Canty

Assistant Production Accountant

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Ann Caprio

Accounting Assistant

Michael Caracciolo

Camera Operator

Sal Carino

Assistant Production Accountant

Curtis Carlin

Props

Joe Carroll

Grip

James Carter

Music

Augie Carton

Location Assistant

Phillip V Caruso

Photography

Pietro Cecchini

Music

Kevin Cerchiai

Sound

Al Cerullo

Helicopter Pilot

Robin Chambers

Assistant

Donald Chiara

Grip

Ellen Christiansen

Assistant Set Decorator

Lauren Christy

Song

Lauren Christy

Song Performer

Michele-nicole Clark

Assistant

Francesco Clemente

Art Department

Susanne Coghlin

Art Assistant

Katherine M Cohn

Assistant Production Coordinator

Kyrsten Mate Comoglio

Sound Effects Editor

Ray Coniff

Song Performer

Ken Conners

Rigging Gaffer

Chris Cornell

Song

Damian Costa

On-Set Dresser

James Covington

Scenic Artist

Kelley Cribben

Assistant

Bruce C D'amico

Props Assistant

Douglas Dalisera

Best Boy

Jose Dasilva

Song

Tonia Davall

Music Contractor

Howard Davidson

Grip

Gilbert De La Garza

Rerecording

Angel Deangelis Haiko

Hair Stylist

Krystyna Demkowicz

Visual Effects

Rick Derby

Assistant Editor

Robert A Destolfe

Projectionist

Ruth Dibble

Assistant

Charles Dickens

Source Material (From Novel)

Frank Didio

Foreman

Richard F Diez

Transportation Captain

Robert Digrigoli

Art Department

Braco Dimitrijevic

Story By

Patrick Doyle

Song

Patrick Doyle

Music

Richard Duarte

Foley Mixer

Thomas I Durkin

Grip

Mina Dye

Production Assistant

Natalie Ebeid

Casting Associate

Scott Eddinger

Other

Kate Edwards

Set Costumer

Sarah Edwards

Assistant Costume Designer

Glen Engels

Best Boy Grip

Russ Engels

Gaffer

Dan Engstrom

Sound

William A Ermatinger

Production Assistant

Karen E. Etcoff

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Frank Eulner

Sound Editor

Christopher Evans

Visual Effects

Cesaria Evora

Song Performer

Richard Falk

Electrician

Thomas M Farmer

Grip

Erica Kay Fertig

Office Assistant

Paul Fischer

Office Assistant

Judie Fixler

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Abdul Franklin

Apprentice

Dennis Freeborn

On-Set Dresser

Walter Fricke

Other

Ken Fundus

Dolly Grip

William F Gambill

Camera

Gonzalo Garcia

Titles

Jerry Garcia

Song

Rodrigo Garcia

Camera Operator

Ricky Gardiner

Song

Ben Georgiades

Sound

Mark Ginsberg

Color Timer

Mitch Glazer

Screenplay

Sharon Globerson

Wardrobe

The Grateful Dead

Song Performer

Jonathan Greber

Visual Effects

Kent Griffin

Other

Shawn Griffith

Set Production Assistant

Charles Guanci

On-Set Dresser

Vincent Guarriello

Key Grip

Richard Guinness

Key Grip

Nicholas Hammond

Boom Operator

Steven R Hammond

Transportation Captain

Jinx Harding

Location Manager

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Doris Hellmann

Post-Production Accountant

Eric Henriquez

Dga Trainee

Ilona Herman

Makeup

Gershon F. Hinkson

Assistant Editor

Lauri Hogan

Casting Associate

Larry Hoki

Other

Margie E Holmes

Accounting Assistant

David M Holt

Other

Paul Hulme

Music

J Humphreys

Other

Robert Hunter

Song

Mai Iskander

Camera Trainee

Anthony Itri

Grip

Frank Itri

Grip

Sarah Jacobs

Foley Artist

Alain Johannes

Song

Nils Johnson

Video Assist/Playback

Bret W M Kane

Art Assistant

John Kasarda

Art Director

Lisa Katcher

Script Supervisor

Stacy Katz-krebs

Craft Service

Michael F Kellestine

Other

Billy Kerwick

Key Rigging Grip

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects Coordinator

Jamie Klein

Grip

Michael Klimchak

Steadicam Operator

Chanda Kochie

Assistant

Robert Kopp

Other

Fred Kramer

Special Effects

Beth Kuhn

Assistant Art Director

Blair Lamb

Song

Kathy Laughlin

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Justin Leach

Office Assistant

Deborah Lee

Executive Producer

Deborah Lee

Unit Production Manager

Marvin Lee

Camera

Christopher Leone

2-D Artist

Claire Lewis

Sound

Neil Lewis

Set Production Assistant

Art Linson

Producer

John Linson

Coproducer

T Lipton

Song

Michael A Logan

Best Boy

Joseph Lombardi

Accountant

Kali Londono

Assistant

Neal Luberda

Grip

Emmanuel Lubezki

Dp/Cinematographer

Emmanuel Lubezki

Director Of Photography

Barbara Lucey

Production Accountant

Melanie Lynch

Location Scout

Ian Macgregor

Location Scout

Michael Maguire

Other

James Mah

Electrician

Yuri Makoveychuk

Scenic Artist

Judianna Makovsky

Costume Designer

Alexander Maleev

Storyboard Artist

Sean Malone

Grip

Brian Malouf

Song

Bobby Mancuso

Assistant Camera Operator

Patrick J Mangan

Assistant Director

Joseph Manuella

Stunt Player

Darren Mark

Other

Douglas A. Martines

Sound Recordist

Film Details

Also Known As
Grandes esperanzas, Lysande utsikter
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Completed shooting October 16, 1996.

Began shooting July 8, 1996.

Released in United States Winter January 30, 1998

Released in United States on Video July 21, 1998

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Special Screening) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States February 1998 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 11-22, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter January 30, 1998

Released in United States on Video July 21, 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States February 1998

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 11-22, 1998.

Charles Dickens' classic novel has been adapted to feature film at least three previous times: directed by Robert G. Vignola (USA/1917), directed by Stuart Walker (USA/1934) and directed by David Lean (UK/1946). There have also been at least three television versions: a 1974 NBC movie, a 1982 12-part BBC miniseries, and a 1989 miniseries for the Disney Channel.