2 user

Romeo.Juliet (1990)

The tale centers on an eccentric bag lady who rescues the stray cats of Venice and puts them on a boat to set sail for the New World.


Armondo Linus Acosta (as Armand Acosta)


William Shakespeare (play), Armondo Linus Acosta (screenplay) (as Armand Acosta) | 2 more credits »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.

Director: Benny Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Mak Bau
Talking Heads (TV Mini-Series 1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Six monologues tell the stories of six different repressed souls: a man dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife, an inveterate letter writer, a hopeful actress, a recently widowed woman, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Bennett, Stephanie Cole, Thora Hird
Drama | Romance | Thriller

Based on the works of William Shakespeare. Based in modern-day London centering around gang life.

Director: Ranjeet S. Marwa
Stars: Bruce Payne, Joe Egan, Carl Wharton
Lily in Love (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Broadway star Fitzroy Wynn (Christopher Plummer) is thrilled when his wife Lily (Dame Maggie Smith) writes a new script with a brilliant lead role. While egocentric Fitz thinks himself ... See full summary »

Director: Károly Makk
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Maggie Smith, Elke Sommer
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two men show up claiming to be the grandfather of a child heiress.

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: David Niven, Art Carney, Maggie Smith
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.

Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Wendy Hiller
All the King's Men (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Mystery | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck (David Jason), their estate manager, the men... See full summary »

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: David Jason, Maggie Smith, William Ash
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Catherine Sloper (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend (Ben Chaplin), but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, Dr. Austin Sloper (... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day.

Directors: Cy Endfield, Cy Endfield
Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Eric Portman, Stanley Baker
Romeo and Juliet (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Stars: Andrea Arcangeli, Andrea Bosca, Mathieu Carrière
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry.

Director: Renato Castellani
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Susan Shentall, Flora Robson
Quartet (1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marya Zelli (Isabelle Adjani) finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan (Anthony Higgins), is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. (Sir Alan Bates) and Lois Heidler (Dame Maggie Smith), who lets her live in their house.

Director: James Ivory
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Suzanne Flon, Sébastien Floche


Credited cast:
John Hurt ... La Dame aux Chats / Mercutio (voice)
Robert Powell ... Romeo (voice)
Francesca Annis ... Juliet (voice)
Vanessa Redgrave ... Mother Capulet (voice)
Ben Kingsley ... Father Capulet (voice)
Maggie Smith ... Rosaline (voice)
Victor Spinetti ... Tybalt / Benvolio (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Quentin Crisp Quentin Crisp ... Benvolio
John Haggart John Haggart ... Prince


An eccentric Venetian bag lady, La Dame aux Chats (Sir John Hurt), lives with her pet rat on a houseboat named "Fellini". The only human being in this movie, she saves the lives of Juliet (Francesca Annis), a gorgeous pure white Turkish Angora and her feline family by smuggling them onto a boat bound for the New World. After arriving in the docks of New York City, Juliet meets her Romeo (Robert Powell), a smoky long-haired grey feral. Through the mystical grace of cats, featuring the music of Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet Ballet" score and voice-overs by award-winning British talent, the timeless love story unfolds. Written by Judith Lungen

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance







Release Date:

20 June 1992 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Romeo and Juliet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

PH Consulting See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

The film is dedicated to Stan Laurel. See more »

Alternate Versions

The World Premiere screening, at the Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussells, was considerably shorter than the version screened at the 1990 Venice Film Festival. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

General Comment
6 November 2000 | by Tai23See all my reviews

A Masterpiece of music and visual motion. A one of a kind treat for the heart. Set to Prokofiev's theme Romeo-Juliet uses the gracefulness of cats to poetically "dance" to the accompanying score. The poetry of Shakespeare echoes through the voices of wonderful actors. An entirely different genre of film. Magnificent.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed