William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

Rated PG-13 120 minutes 1996

Baz Luhrmann helped adapt this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.

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Official Site: www.romeoandjuliet.com

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Producer: Jill Bilcock, Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin and Gabriella Martinelli

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Diane Venora, Harold Perrineau, Paul Rudd, Jesse Bradford, Dash Mihok, Miriam Margolyes, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Christina Pickles and M. Emmet Walsh

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