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Adam Bede [1991] (1 disc)

Director:Giles Foster
Writer:Maggie Wadey
Composer:Richard Hartley
Length:102 minutes
(1 hour 42 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:6.5/10
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: In 1799 rural England emotions run high when two men, one rich and one poor love the same girl, driving the confused girl to drastic measures.

Reaction: Well made, but tragic story.

Personal Rating: 6/10

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Giles Foster => Director
Maggie Wadey => Writer
Richard Hartley => Composer
George Eliot => Novel
Alan Cox => Seth Bede
Chase Marks => Tommy Poyser
Edward Jewesbury => Judge
Freddie Jones => Old Squire
George Innes => John Olding
Iain Glen => Adam Bede
James Wilby => Arthur Donnithorne
Jean Marsh => Lisbeth Bede
Jonathan Coy => Pym
Julia McKenzie => Mrs. Poyser
Michael Percival => Court Official
Michael Robbins => Thias Bede
Patsy Kensit => Hetty Sorrel
Paul Brooke => Martin Poyser
Robert Stephens => Reverend Irwine
Susannah Harker => Dinah Morris
Tacita Haffenden => Totty Poyser
William Holmes => Marty Poyser