Great Expectations 1989 | TV Show Watchlist
Dickens' abused apprentice and his rise to gentility, this one from Disney and British producers. Writer John Goldsmith also adapted Dickens' `The Old Curiosity Shop' and `David Copperfield.'
Premiered: July 9, 1989
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Time has passed and Estella comes to London. Pip, already feeling wretched after seeing Estella flirting with other men, is further devastated when Magwitch, the convict he helped as a young boy, appears, and declares himself to be Pip's benefactor.
This acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Victorian novel is dark, sometimes savagely comic and wholly unsentimental. Pip's epic journey from blacksmith's apprentice to London gentleman has at its center his relationships with the terrifying convict Magwitch, the manipulative and vengeful Miss Havisham, who wishes to destroy all men, and the beautiful but cruel and cold-hearted Estella. Period drama starring Charlotte Rampling, Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell and Bernard Hill.
Estella is now a beautiful young woman. Brought up by Miss Havisham to wreak havoc on men, she cruelly rejects Pip's advances, and Pip is further devastated when Magwitch, the convict he helped as a young boy, reveals himself to be his mysterious benefactor, having returned to see how Pip has spent his money.
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- Premiered: July 9, 1989
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- Premise: Dickens' abused apprentice and his rise to gentility, this one from Disney and British producers. Writer John Goldsmith also adapted Dickens' `The Old Curiosity Shop' and `David Copperfield.' (more)
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