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Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Burt Lancaster ...  Gérard Carrière 2 episodes, 1990
Adam Storke ...  Count Philippe de Chagny 2 episodes, 1990
Teri Polo ...  Christine Daeé 2 episodes, 1990
Charles Dance ...  Erik The Phantom of the Opera 2 episodes, 1990
Ian Richardson ...  Cholet 2 episodes, 1990
Andréa Ferréol ...  Carlotta 2 episodes, 1990
Jean-Pierre Cassel ...  Inspector Ledoux 2 episodes, 1990
Jean Rougerie Jean Rougerie ...  Jean-Claude 2 episodes, 1990
André Chaumeau André Chaumeau ...  Joseph Buguet 2 episodes, 1990
Marie-Thérèse Orain Marie-Thérèse Orain ...  Madame Giry 2 episodes, 1990
Marie-Christine Robert Marie-Christine Robert ...  Flora 2 episodes, 1990
Marie Lenoir Marie Lenoir ...  Florence 2 episodes, 1990
Anne Roumanoff ...  Fleur 2 episodes, 1990
Jean Dupouy Jean Dupouy ...  Alfredo (singer 'Faust') 2 episodes, 1990
Jacques Mars Jacques Mars ...  Oroyeso (singer 'Mephisto') 2 episodes, 1990
Anne Julia Goddet Anne Julia Goddet ...  Singer 2 episodes, 1990
Frankie Pain ...  Singer 2 episodes, 1990
Frédéric Darié Frédéric Darié ...  Singer 2 episodes, 1990
Marie Legault Marie Legault ...  Fleur 2 episodes, 1990
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Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives Carriere's dismissed. His arrogant successor refuses to let a woman of low birth sing in his opera, but graciously employs Christine as gadrobiere for his wife Charlotta, who's installed as first singer. He also fights the phantom, an unknown guy who lives since many years in the catacombs below the opera and was granted privileges by Carriere. However the phantom knows how to defend himself and at the same time helps Christine to her career. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Release Date:

18 March 1990 (USA) See more »

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The Phantom of the Opera See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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This film is based on a musical by Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston. The idea for this U.S. version of the Phantom story came about around the same time Ken Hill's version was playing in England, and when Andrew Lloyd Webber produced his own version of the Phantom story a couple of years later, the Kopit/Yeston idea was shelved. The concept was later revived as this television movie, using real operatic sequences, and then brought to life as a complete stage play with Yeston's score (as originally intended). Thus, three different versions were made (2 U.K. and 1 U.S.), with Webber's being the most successful. See more »

Goofs

When Carlotta sings, her words don't match her lips. See more »

Quotes

Gerard Carriere: [to Count Philippe de Chagny] Believe me, my dear friend. Her love for him is a far different thing than her love for you. If you turn away from her now, she'll die.
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Version of Opera (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

La Traviata
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by the National Hungarian Orchestra
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Yestin and Koppit Version makes for good television.
7 February 2003 | by adrian2umortalSee all my reviews

I saw this 2 parter on NBC back when Andrew Lloyd Webber was sitting on top of the musical world with his Phantom of the Opera. This is a decent musical story version of the Leroux tale. The year before in 1989 Golan and Globus hired up Robert Englund a.k.a. Freddie Krueger to do a slasher movie version of the story which was a total off the original storyline of the Phantom of the Opera. That movie in all honesty, sucks ! When Yestin and Koppit released this mini series they returned Erik to Paris, France and to his beloved Opera House and once again he is deeply in love with engenue chorus girl and understudy to La Carlotta, Christine Daae, who's beauty and angelic voice reminds him of his dead mother, a nice back story line added to the original storyline with one more family member added in for the first time, the Phantom's friend and father played by venerable veteran actor Burt Lancaster. The soundtrack to this movie is available on RCA C.D. and Tapes under the simple name Phantom. It is the original theatrical stage production that this mini series was based on by Yestin and Koppit.


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