Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Year:
Duration:
117 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.7
Director:
Tom Stoppard
Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1991-02-08
Filming Locations: Brezice, Slovenia
Earnings
Gross: $739,104 (USA)AUD 244,482 (Australia)
Cast
Actor
Character
Joanna Miles
Joanna Miles
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Gary Oldman
Rosencrantz
Tim Roth
Guildenstern
Richard Dreyfuss
The Player
Livio Badurina
Tragedian
Tomislav Maretic
Tragedian
Mare Mlacnik
Tragedian
Serge Soric
Tragedian (as Srdjan Soric)
Mladen Vasary
Tragedian
Zeljko Vukmirica
Tragedian
Branko Zavrsan
Tragedian
Joanna Roth
Ophelia
Iain Glen
Hamlet
Donald Sumpter
Claudius
Ljubo Zecevic
Osric
Ian Richardson
Polonius
Sven Medvesek
Laertes
Vili Matula
Horatio
John Burgess
Ambassador from England
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Trivia
The opening song at the beginning of the movie is Pink Floyd's "Seamus" (Meddle, 1971). The version included in the movie is an instrumental version. The album version has vocals. During the theatre company's performance of pseudo-Hamlet, a sound bit from Pink Floyd's "Echoes" (also from Meddle, 1971) can be heard. The sound of the rapier sword is the first note heard in "Echoes".
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Richard Dreyfuss' part was to be played by Sean Connery, who abandoned the film for a bigger paycheck in The Hunt for Red October (1990).
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This movie is based on the original Broadway production of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" by Tom Stoppard and opened on October 9, 1967 at the Alvin Theater, ran for 420 performances and won the 1968 Tony Award for Best Play.
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Goofs
Throughout the movie there are scenes where day suddenly changes to night and vice versa. This is a running gag of Tom Stoppard plays which often have "time jumps" written into the stage directions.
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Quotes
Rosencrantz: Do you want to play questions?
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Rosencrantz: What a shambles! We're just not getting anywhere! Not even England! And I *don't* believe in it, anyway!
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Rosencrantz: [Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have read the switched letter and learned that they will be executed] They had it in for us, didn't they? Right from the beginning. Who'd have thought we were so important?
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Photos from cast
Joanna Miles
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