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Jefferson in Paris (1995)

PG-13
139 min | Biography, Drama, History

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old slave Sally Hemings. JEFFERSON IN PARIS follows ...See moreOne of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old slave Sally Hemings. JEFFERSON IN PARIS follows Jefferson to France (as the U.S. ambassador to the court of Louis XVI), following the death of his wife his friendships and flirtations with the French, his relationship with his daughters and slaves from home (especially Sally), against the backdrop of the beginning of the French Revolution. Written by Michael C. Berch See less
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$14,000,000
Opening weekend
$61,349
Gross (US & Canada)
$2,473,668
Gross (World)
$2,473,668
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Mar 31, 1995 (United States)

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Nick Nolte
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson   See fewer
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Gwyneth Paltrow
Patsy Jefferson Patsy Jefferson   See fewer
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Estelle Eonnet
Polly Jefferson Polly Jefferson   See fewer
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Thandie Newton
Sally Hemings Sally Hemings   See fewer
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Seth Gilliam
James Hemings James Hemings   See fewer
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Todd Boyce
William Short William Short   See fewer
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Nigel Whitmey
John Trumbull John Trumbull   See fewer
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Nicolas Silberg
Monsieur Petit Monsieur Petit   See fewer
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Lionel Robert
Cook's Helper Cook's Helper   See fewer
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Jean Rupert
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Yvette Petit
Dressmaker Dressmaker   See fewer
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Paolo Mantini
Hairdresser Hairdresser   See fewer
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Humbert Balsan
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Nichel Rois
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Bob Sessions
James Byrd James Byrd   See fewer
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Jeffrey Ribier
Mulatto Boy (as Jeffrey Justin Ribier) Mulatto Boy (as Jeffrey Justin Ribier)   See fewer
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Marc Tissot
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Greta Scacchi
Maria Cosway Maria Cosway   See fewer
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Richard Cosway Richard Cosway   See fewer
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Lambert Wilson
Marquis de Lafayette Marquis de Lafayette   See fewer
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Adrienne de Lafayette Adrienne de Lafayette   See fewer
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William Moseley
George Washington de Lafayette George Washington de Lafayette   See fewer
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D'Hancarville D'Hancarville   See fewer
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Louis XVI Louis XVI   See fewer
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Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 2,677 votes