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R| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
On New Year's Day 1900, Danny (Bill Nunn), a crew member on an ocean liner, finds a deserted infant and decides to adopt him, nicknaming him "1900." As an adult, the eccentric 1900 (Tim Roth) grows into a remarkable musician aboard the boat. Rumors of his brilliant piano playing eventually reach the shore, and his pal Max (Pruitt Taylor Vince) believes that success surely awaits 1900 on land. The only problem, however, is that the enigmatic pianist is loath to embrace life away from the ship.

Cast: Tim Roth , Pruitt Taylor Vince , Mélanie Thierry , Bill Nunn , Peter Vaughan , Niall O'Brien , Alberto Vasquez , Clarence Williams III

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Genres: Drama

The Legend of 1900 (1998)

Release Date: October 29th, 1999|1 hr. 56 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The schmaltz is relentless in The Legend of 1900, the newest film from "Cinema Paradiso'' director Giuseppe Tornatore. It comes in waves, it leeches onto every surface and it turns decent actors into sticky-sweet fuzzballs. show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    There is one scene in The Legend of 1900 that is easily worth the price of admission. It finds the ship heeling in an Atlantic storm. In the ballroom Roth plays the piano as it moves and slides in an eerie waltz around the floor. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It doesn't strike a single note of authentic emotion. show more

  • May 18, 2011 user139512
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    What a fantastic movie! ******* ere out in Blu-ray - will keep looking. Wuld be glorious on my big screen/projector set up.The ship shots would be enormous. This movie really takes me back in time - I love it. Simply beautiful

  • July 08, 2010 senegalady
    Report This User

    I loved this movie

  • February 27, 2010 LarryDogger
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    What a waste of beautiful film making...You have to pin it on the director and the producer who gave him such freedom. Overdone.

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