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Jude (1996)

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love.

Writers:

Hossein Amini (screenplay), Thomas Hardy (novel)
5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Eccleston ... Jude Fawley
Kate Winslet ... Sue Bridehead
Liam Cunningham ... Phillotson
Rachel Griffiths ... Arabella
June Whitfield ... Aunt Drusilla
Ross Colvin Turnbull Ross Colvin Turnbull ... Little Jude
James Daley James Daley ... Jude as a Boy
Berwick Kaler ... Farmer Troutham
Sean McKenzie Sean McKenzie ... 1st Stone Mason
Richard Albrecht Richard Albrecht ... 2nd Stone Mason
Caitlin Bossley Caitlin Bossley ... Anny
Emma Turner ... Sarah
Lorraine Hilton Lorraine Hilton ... Shopkeeper
James Nesbitt ... Uncle Joe
Mark Lambert Mark Lambert ... Tinker Taylor
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Storyline

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

It is a difficult question to answer... Whether to follow your dreams... Or to let life lead you where it will. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and intense depictions of death and birth | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

18 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jude See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,850, 20 October 1996

Gross USA:

$409,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$409,144
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie's publicity sign appears in the movie, Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (1997). See more »

Quotes

Sue: I would have liked to have talked with her before she died.
Jude Fawley: She would have enjoyed that.
Sue: What did she say?
Jude Fawley: She said we both made bad husbands and wives
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Connections

References Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

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Moving and Striking...
17 August 1999 | by Bulworth-2See all my reviews

This film has remained in my mind since the first time I saw it (back in the winter of 1997) and has earned its place as my favorite movie of all time; while not technically spectacular, commercially successful, or critically supported, it is both a wicked strike at oppressive Victorian morals, a sour commentary on the effects of religion on a society, and an extremely well-crafted love story about a relationship that endures years of torment on both sides and a horrible tragedy. Kate Winslet and Christopher Eccleston are the two best British actors working today (check out "Heavenly Creatures" and "Shallow Grave" if you don't believe me) and I applaud Michael Winterbottom for bringing this great book to the screen.


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