The Phantom Of The Opera (1989)
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A newer and gorier version of the horror film classic of Gaston Leroux's classic tale. Christine Day is a young Broadway singer in New york City. She is auditioning for a show and comes across a piece of music written by an unknown music composer named Erik Destler nearly 100 years before. Erik had made a pack with the devil so the world would love his music, but the devil had one condition: that Erik's face would be horribly disfigured forever. Once Christine sings his music, she is taken from present day New york to 1881 London were she is the star of the London Opera House. Their she is coached by a mysterious caped figure who will do anything to make her the star of the opera even if it means murdering people, and the figure is none other than Erik Destler himself.
The final curtain is about to drop.
Also Known As:
Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture
Title: Phantom Of The Opera, The
Release Date: November 04, 1989
Runtime: 93 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Music
Sound: Ultra Stereo
IMDB Rating: 4.9
Buried.com Rating: 5.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: R
Dwight H. Little
Robert Englund ...Erik Destler / The Phantom
Jill Schoelen ...Christine Day
Alex Hyde White ...Richard Dutton
Bill Nighy ...Martin Barton
Stephanie Lawrence ...La Carlotta
Terence Harvey ...Insp. Hawkins
Nathan Lewis ...Davies
Peter Clapham ...Harrison
Molly Shannon ...Meg (New york)
Emma Rawson ...Meg (London)
Mark Ryan ...Mott
yehuda Efroni ...The Rat Catcher
Terence Beesley ...Joseph Buquet
Ray Jewers ...Elise
Robin Hunter ...Roland
Virginia Fiol ...Sarah
Cathy Murphy ...Esther
Andre Thornton Grimes ...Bartender
Jaclyn Mendoza ...Maddie
John Ghavan ...Dwarf / The Devil
Mickey Epps ...Cardplayer
Laszlo Szili ...Cardplayer (as Laszlo Szili)
Patrick Burke ...Workman
Jonathan Linsley ...Workman
Tommy Wright ...Workman
Laszlo Baranyi ...Workman
Ottilia Borbath ...House Mother (as Ottilia Borbath)
Lajos Dobak ...Maitre d' (as Lajos Dobak)
Eliezer Ben Chorin
Deborah Del Prete
Harry Alan Towers
"Joan of Arc"
More Movie Taglines:
- The final curtain is about to drop.
- Only love and music are forever
- Robert Englund... was "Freddy" now he's the Phantom of the Opera! An all new nightmare!
- Barton: Don't test me, Carlotta. I could drown you too easily. Carlotta: Better to be submerged in bath water than mediocrity. Wouldn't you agree?
[about to take off Erik's mask] Carlotta: What will I think when I see? Erik Destler: You'll just... die!
[as he burns Erik's face with a magic touch] The Devil: People will love you for your music. But that is all that they will love you for.
[Escorting Christine deep into the sewers] Christine: Where are we going? Erik: Home. No one can hurt you here.
Christine: You're him, aren't you? Erik Destler: Had you expected someone else? Christine, you have always been my inspiration. You. And now, it's only a question of what you want: Love or music.
- The first version not to feature a falling chandelier. The chandelier scene was originally written in the first script by Gerry O'Hara. One of the reasons why this is the only Phantom film not to include that classic scene, is because Menahem Golan, CEO of 21st Century Films, who at the time had just resigned from Cannon Films in 1988 after that company's collapse, didn't have enough money to pay for an expensive chandelier to fall and then to redo the scene take after take. Duke Sandefur then was hired to rewrite the script without the scene.
The disclaimer at the end of the credits reads: "This Motion Picture is not associated with any current or prior stage play or motion picture of the same title."
A sequel, entitled "The Phantom of New York", was planned but never shot.
During a scene with fire, hot wax fell on Jill Schoelen and burned her arm and shoulder. After this, Dwight H. Little convinced Jill Schoelen to do two more takes in the fire.
In 2007 the number of film adaptations of Gaston Leroux's novels amounts to 40 including shorts, cartoons TV films and variants.
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