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Director: David Jones     Starring: Anthony Hopkins Anne Bancroft
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84 Charing Cross Road DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40166865
UPC: 043396077621
UPC 14: 00043396077621
Sales Rank: 3310
Category Keywords: Adventure  Romance  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A letter to a london bookstore in search of rare english classics for a new york writer begins a relationship that spans two decades and two continents. Although their personalities and cultures are miles apart, their friendship blossoms into a deeper affection.
Editor's Note
While searching for rare English books, New York writer Helene Hanff's (Anne Bancroft) letter to a London bookstore, run by Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins), begins a relationship between the two that spans two decades and two continents. Although their personalities and cultures are miles apart, their friendship blossoms into a deeper affection. Bancroft's performance earned her the BAFTA award, the British equivalent of the Oscar. Based on James Roose-Evans's play, which was based on Helene Hanff's memoir.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Mono Audio, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/13/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1986
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 07762
Video UPC UPC: 00043396077621
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jean De Baer
Video Cast Info Maurice Denham
Video Cast Info Mercedes Ruehl
Video Cast Info Eleanor David
Video Cast Info Anthony Hopkins
Video Cast Info Judi Dench
Video Cast Info Anne Bancroft
Video Cast Info Wendy Morgan
Video Cast Info Daniel Gerroll
Video Cast Info Helene Hanff - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Hugh Whitemore - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info David Jones - Director
Plot Summary
In 1949, New Yorker Helene Hanff, a writer with a passion for English literature and a small budget, answers an ad for the London bookstore Marks & Co., which offers rare volumes at low prices. As a result, she takes up a twenty-year correspondence with bookseller Frank Doel, and the store's other employees. They exchange letters and gifts and form a long-distance friendship, but, sadly, never meet face-to-face.

Professional Reviews

"...An appealing film on several counts, one of the most notable being Anne Bancroft's fantastic performance....Genuinely moving..." 01/28/1987

Los Angeles Times
"...A joyous celebration of the life of the imagination....The film affords both Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins some of the warmest and most winning moments of their screen careers..." 03/20/1987 p.C1

Sight and Sound
"...An astute and moving dramatisation of the long correspondence between New York writer and bibliophile Helene Hanff and London second-hand bookshop manager Frank Doel..." 10/01/2002 p.62

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hopkins,Anthony
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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