• Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

Plunkett & Macleane

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2000

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

After meeting in prison in the wake of a botched grave robbery, two strangers from different echelons of English society -- scheming lowlife William Plunkett (Robert Carlyle) and gentleman-debtor Capt. James Macleane (Jonny Lee Miller) -- decide to join forces. The two become highwaymen and set out to steal their way to a life of leisure. But, as their infamy increases, Macleane falls for the beautiful Lady Rebecca (Liv Tyler), and begins to wonder if he should go straight.

Cast: Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Liv Tyler, Ken Stott, Michael Gambon, Alan Cumming, Terence Rigby, Claire Rushbrook

Director: Jake Scott

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Gramercy Pictures

Keywords: London , Judge , Amusing , Escape ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Cheerful mishmash. show more

  • 79
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    A cross between a Hogarth painting and an MTV video, Plunkett & Macleane cuts quite a swath. show more

  • 75
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Scott makes it easy to overlook the conventionality beneath his sometimes overdone but almost always enjoyable combination of atmosphere and propulsiveness. show more

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