7.6/10
335
5 user

Great Expectations 

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1991  
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Great Expectations (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling
Great Expectations (TV Movie 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Joseph Hardy
Stars: Michael York, Sarah Miles, James Mason
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

9 year old 'Pip' Pirrip, an orphan living with relatives, aids and befriends an escaped convict on the moors, an act that will have a profound effect on his life.

Director: Stuart Walker
Stars: Henry Hull, Phillips Holmes, Jane Wyatt
Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Stars: Gerry Sundquist, Tim Munro, Derek Francis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Graham McLaren
Stars: Jack Ellis, Christopher Ellison, Paula Wilcox
Great Expectations (2011–2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

Stars: Douglas Booth, Jack Roth, Ray Winstone
Adventure | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: David Lean
Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager
Howards End (1992)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director: James Ivory
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A series of events change the orphaned Pip's life forever as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Toby Irvine, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng
One Man's War (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on true events: a Paraguayan doctor and his family seek justice for his son, who was tortured to death by the dictatorial regime of Alfredo Stroessner.

Director: Sergio Toledo
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Norma Aleandro, Fernanda Torres
Great Expectations (TV Series 1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Stars: Gary Bond, Francesca Annis, Maxine Audley
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jean Simmons ...  Miss Havisham 6 episodes, 1991
John Rhys-Davies ...  Joe Gargery 6 episodes, 1991
Ray McAnally ...  Mr. Jaggers 6 episodes, 1991
Anthony Calf ...  Pip 6 episodes, 1991
Kim Thomson ...  Estella 6 episodes, 1991
Anthony Hopkins ...  Abel Magwitch 4 episodes, 1991
Martin Harvey ...  Young Pip 2 episodes, 1991
Edit

Storyline

Phillip "Pip" Pirrip (Anthony Calf) meets a convict or two in a graveyard and sets into motion a series of events that lead him from a comfortable life in his brother-in-law's forge to a mysterious inheritance and his acquaintance with the eerie Miss Havisham (Jean Simmons), her beautiful ward Estella (Kim Thomson), and the unusual lawyer Mr. Jaggers (Ray McAnally). Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grandes esperanzas See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jean Simmons (Miss Havisham) previously played the young Estella in Great Expectations (1946). See more »

Quotes

Pip: Out of my thoughts. You're part of my existence. Part of my self. To the last hour of my life you cannot choose but to remain part of my character. Part of the little good in me. Part of the evil. You're in every line I've ever read. Every prospect I've seen since I've been here. In the river. The sails of the ships. The marshes. The clouds. The wind. The woods. The sea. The streets. In light and darkness, you're there. The embodiment of all that's beautiful and graceful..."
See more »

Connections

Version of Great Expectations (1934) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Excellent version of much filmed Dickens classic
17 August 1998 | by camielaSee all my reviews

Disneys version of Great Expectations is the longest and most complete version of the often filmed Book,and probably would have made Dickins himself proud.Attention is paid to even small details,and the entire cast does a fine job. The really stand out performances however are those of the films two big name actors (and the films greatest talents).Anthony Hopkins plays the convict Abel Magwhich,who the main character Pip meets as a boy in a grave yard and befriends,and who re-appears years late.The other really stand out performence is given by Jean Simmons as Miss Havisham,whom Pip meets soon after the grave yard incident.It is interesting to note that Simmons played Estella as a 15 or 16 year old girl in 1946.In this version she has a much more complex role of the mysterious,eerie and somewhat demented Miss Havisham:a woman of ruined and decayed beauty who has become so thin she is spectre-like in appearence.Disney has gone to considerable length to make Simmons look bad enough for the part,and at times she is unrecognizable except for her voice.At other times even the fright-mare make-up cant make her look quite bad enough.Still Jean Simmons gives the part a grace,dignity,and even a regal quality which is not there in previous versions of the charactor.Simmons version of Miss Havisham is fascinating and she dominates/steals every scene she is in.The rest of the cast also does a fine job,and though the film is more than 3 hrs. in length it is well worth the time.


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed