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Les Miserables

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Release Date: May 01, 1998Running Time: 131 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $13,871,914.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Period


Liam Neeson

Geoffrey Rush

Uma Thurman

Claire Danes

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Jean Valjean is released from prison after serving 20 years of hard labor. Left without a sense of morality, he soon steals silverware from a bishop's house. He is caught; yet, when he is returned by the police, the bishop states the silver was a gift. His only request is that Valjean learn to do good for others. Jumping to 1822, Valjean is the humble and popular major of Vigau. He has an encounter with former inspector Javert who becomes suspicious of Valjean's identity. Javert eventually comes to recognize him and demand that Valjean be denouced. However, he lacks sufficient proof. All the while, Valjean develops a relationship with Fantine, a woman dismissed from her factory job for havin... Full Summary >>