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The Merchant of Venice (1980)

TV-14
TV Movie | 157 min | Comedy, Drama

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange will: only the man that picks the correct casket out ...See moreA rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange will: only the man that picks the correct casket out of three (silver, gold, and lead) can marry her. Bassanio, unfortunately, is strapped for cash with which to go wooing, and Antonio wants to help, so Antonio borrows the money from Shylock, the money-lender. But Shylock has been nursing a grudge against Antonio's insults, and makes unusual terms to the loan. And when Antonio's business fails, those terms threaten his life, and it's up to Bassanio and Portia to save him. Written by Kathy Li See less
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Dec 17, 1980 (United Kingdom)

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John Rhys-Davies
Salerio Salerio   See fewer
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Alan David
Solanio Solanio   See fewer
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John Nettles
Bassanio Bassanio   See fewer
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Richard Morant
Lorenzo Lorenzo   See fewer
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Kenneth Cranham
Gratiano Gratiano   See fewer
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Gemma Jones
Portia Portia   See fewer
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Susan Jameson
Nerissa Nerissa   See fewer
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Daniel Mitchell
Balthasar Balthasar   See fewer
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Warren Mitchell
Shylock Shylock   See fewer
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Marc Zuber
Prince of Morocco Prince of Morocco   See fewer
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Enn Reitel
Launcelot Gobbo Launcelot Gobbo   See fewer
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Joe Gladwin
Old Gobbo Old Gobbo   See fewer
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Roger Martin
Leonardo Leonardo   See fewer
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Leslee Udwin
Jessica Jessica   See fewer
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Peter Gale
The Prince of Arragon The Prince of Arragon   See fewer
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Richard Austin
Antonio's Servant Antonio's Servant   See fewer
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Douglas Wilmer
The Duke of Venice The Duke of Venice   See fewer
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Stephano Stephano   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 227 votes