Production: Miramax
Director: Michael Almereyda
Writer: Michael Almereyda, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet
Running time: 145 minutes
Release date: May 19, 2000

Ethan Hawke Hamlet
Kyle MacLachlan Claudius
Bill Murray Polonius
Julia Stiles Ophelia
Sam Shepard Ghost
Diane Venora Gertrude
Liev Schreiber Laertes
Karl Geary Horatio
Steve Zahn Rosecrantz


Hamlet is a contemporary adaptation of the classic play set in New York City, circa 2000 -- a world of laptops and limousines.

The President of the Denmark Corporation was just found dead, and his wife has re-married the man suspected of the murder. Nobody is suffering more than her son Hamlet (Ethan Hawke) -- who is not only determined to avenge his father's murder but is also in love with the enchanting but forbidden Ophelia (Julia Stiles). And so begins a series of discoveries, lies, and loss that will destroy the lives of everyone involved.

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