|Hamlet 2000 TV, 178 min.|
Director: Campbell Scott, Eric Simonson
Cast: Campbell Scott, Blair Brown, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Jamey Sheridan, Marcus Giamatti, John Benjamin Hickey, Michael Imperioli, Byron Jennings, Dan Moran, Denis O'Hare, Sam Robards, Roger Guenveur Smith, Bill Buell, David Debesse
This made-for-TV production of Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet (Campbell Scott) is based on co-director/star Campbell Scott's earlier theatrical production. It has been updated to late 19th century America and captures most of the bard's story about Hamlet's mother Gertrude (Blair Brown) marrying her brother-in-law Claudius (Jamey Sheridan) soon after Hamlet's father was murdered. His father's ghost (Byron Jennings) appears, tells Hamlet that Claudius killed him, and orders Hamlet to avenge his death. Hamlet fakes madness to avoid suspicion, and the murders and suicide begin–including those of Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius (Roscoe Lee Brown), and Polonius' daughter Ophelia (Lisa Gay Hamilton), and even Hamlet.
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