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The Lady and the Highwayman (1989)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, History | TV Movie 22 January 1989
Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder, and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.

Director:

John Hough

Writers:

Barbara Cartland (novel), Terence Feely (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Samms ... Barbara Castlemaine
Oliver Reed ... Sir Phillip Gage
Claire Bloom ... Lady Emma Darlington
Christopher Cazenove ... Rudolph Vyne
Lysette Anthony ... Lady Panthea Vyne
Hugh Grant ... Lord Lucius Vyne
Michael York ... King Charles II
John Mills ... Sir Lawrence Dobson
Ian Bannen ... Christian Drysdale
Robert Morley ... Lord Chancellor
Bernard Miles ... Judge
Gordon Jackson ... Harry
Gareth Hunt ... Coachman / Sgt. Potter
Steffanie Pitt Steffanie Pitt ... Martha (as Stephanie Pitt)
Floyd Bevan Floyd Bevan ... Jack
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Storyline

The young Lady Panthea Vyne (Lysette Anthony) falls in love with the handsome highwayman (Hugh Grant), who saves her from her brutal husband. He kills him in a fair duel. Later, when Charles II is reinstated as King of England, she attends the royal court. But here she becomes the enemy of the King's former mistress, and the plot against her thickens. Written by <uffe@enterpol.dk>

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lady and the Highwayman See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was filmed across four English counties: Kent, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Buckinghamshire. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lord Lucius Vyne: There's not much time, Milord. The boat back to France will be waiting in the next cove.
King Charles II: Lord Lucius, I am glad you persuaded me to risk coming out of exile in France to see for myself. I know now that the people are for me. They're sick of Cromwell and his Commonwealth! They want their Charles II. But you have made powerful enemies. When I am back on the throne, if you should need me, send me this.
[hands Lord Lucius his ring]
Lord Lucius Vyne: I am honored, sire, but I fear you will have enough ...
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I loved it!
29 January 2007 | by sporks7See all my reviews

it is a love story which succeeds in it's attempt to create suspense--will true love be victorious? or will it be a tragedy? The suspense is intermingled with completely unintentional comic relief. It stars Hugh Grant before he became the bumbling fool in so many other movies.

This movie is amazingly funny because of its lack of trying to be so. It was not meant to be a comedy, but the one-liners will be recited by its audiences for years after viewing. It was a truly valuable find in our campus library movie collection.

Please trust me and rent this movie!!! You will never forget this experience!


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