84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road

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Average of 443 ratings: 3.5 Stars

1986 M Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

Helene Hanff (Bancroft), a feisty New York writer, mails a letter to a small London bookshop requesting some rare English classics. Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins), the reserved English bookseller, answers her request, beginning a touching and humorous correspondence that spans two continents and two decades. Featuring tremendous performances from its lead actors and supporting cast, 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD is a story about love and the love of books…a wonderful motion picture experience that you will treasure forever.

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95 minutes
Columbia Pictures
1987 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Anne Bancroft

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1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
English Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 2.0, German Dolby Digital 2.0, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0

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4 by addy

Touching old school movie with three terrific performances. Anne Bancroft and Hopkins are just great in this. Nobody does suppressed emotion like Anthony Hopkins. And Judy Dench is terrific in a small... Read more

4 by greentreat

A wonderful "classic" movie that's stood the test of time. Similar plot to "You've got mail" without the modern take on romance.

3 by marjidors

A real old fashioned and genteel love story,will they ever get together and if they do would it work? Really enjoyable for my older age group.

4 by Kohurati

I really enjoyed this movie. It is not too deep or serious, perfect for relaxing

2 by birdandbloke

Quaint and charming though a little laboured at times. One to watch on a rainy afternoon.

2 by Beth14

A pleasant gentle story, somewhat slow towards the end. Anthony Hopkins' supreme talents are not given enough scope by the script and character development for the minor characters could do with some attention.

5 by allie56

Fantastic film - but then, anything with Anne Bancroft is worth watching. She and Anthony Hopkins gave the story line a real depth and pathos.

5 by Maureen10

This would be the real classic of movies for me, to see Judi Dench in her younger days and once again to see Anthony Hopkins who never ceases to enthral me with his genuine and sincere character.

3 by shavian

A most unusual story; based on a book, and very well adapted. The film is not only well concieved but also very well produced. Hopkins is his usual best, while Judi Dench plays a minor part when she... Read more

5 by Mrs

Excellent movie. Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins play the epitomy of 1950s American and English roles respectively equisitely.