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Tess (1979)

PG
170 min | Drama, Romance

A strong-willed young peasant girl attracts the affection of two men.
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Writers
Gérard Brach (screenplay) | Roman Polanski (screenplay) | John Brownjohn (screenplay) | Thomas Hardy (novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles")
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Budget
$12,000,000
Gross (US & Canada)
$20,093,330
Gross (World)
$20,101,247
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Release date
Dec 12, 1980 (United States)

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47 cast members
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John Collin
John Durbeyfield John Durbeyfield   See fewer
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Tony Church
Parson Tringham Parson Tringham   See fewer
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Nastassja Kinski
Tess (as Nastassia Kinski) Tess (as Nastassia Kinski)   See fewer
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Brigid Erin Bates
Girl in meadow Girl in meadow   See fewer
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Jeanne Biras
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Peter Firth
Angel Clare Angel Clare   See fewer
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John Bett
Felix Clare Felix Clare   See fewer
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Tom Chadbon
Cuthbert Clare Cuthbert Clare   See fewer
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Rosemary Martin
Mrs. Durbeyfield Mrs. Durbeyfield   See fewer
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Ben Reeks
Child Child   See fewer
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Jack Stephens
Man in Tavern Man in Tavern   See fewer
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Leigh Lawson
Alec d'Urberville Alec d'Urberville   See fewer
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Lesley Dunlop
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Maryline Even
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Sylvia Coleridge
Mrs. d'Urberville Mrs. d'Urberville   See fewer
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Jacob Weizbluth
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Peter Benson
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Jacques Mathou
Harvester Harvester   See fewer
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Véronique Alain
Harvester (as Veronique Alain) Harvester (as Veronique Alain)   See fewer
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Richard Pearson
Vicar of Marlott Vicar of Marlott   See fewer
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Fred Bryant
Dairyman Crick Dairyman Crick   See fewer
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John Barrett
Old dairy hand Old dairy hand   See fewer
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Ann Tirard
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Josine Comellas
Mrs. Crick Mrs. Crick   See fewer
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Arielle Dombasle
Mercy Chant Mercy Chant   See fewer
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David Markham
Reverend Mr. Clare Reverend Mr. Clare   See fewer
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Pascale de Boysson
Mrs. Clare Mrs. Clare   See fewer
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Gordon Richardson
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Patsy Smart
Housekeeper Housekeeper   See fewer
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Dicken Ashworth
Farmer Groby Farmer Groby   See fewer
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Jimmy Gardner
Pedlar Pedlar   See fewer
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Reg Dent
Carter Carter   See fewer
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John Gill
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Forbes Collins
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Keith Buckley
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John Moore
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Patsy Rowlands
Landlady Landlady   See fewer
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Graham Weston
Constable Constable   See fewer
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Lina Roxa
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Rico Lopez
Horseman (uncredited) Horseman (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 13,436 votes