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The American (1998)

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TV Movie | 90 min

After the horror of the Civil War, 'ignorant' Christopher Newman made his fortune. He travels to France is search of cultural treasures. He won't get past the Paris nightlife. After an affair with a haughty painter, he falls in love with ...See moreAfter the horror of the Civil War, 'ignorant' Christopher Newman made his fortune. He travels to France is search of cultural treasures. He won't get past the Paris nightlife. After an affair with a haughty painter, he falls in love with the daughter of the late marquis de Bellegarde. She was married off and traumatized by her abusive late husband for the family's sake. Her elder brother supports their ruthless mother, but junior Valentin is besotted with the artist and strikes a partnership with Christopher. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Henry James (novel "The American") | Michael Hastings
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Updated Dec 26, 1998

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Jan 3, 2001 (United States)

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Matthew Modine
Christopher Newman Christopher Newman   See fewer
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Diana Rigg
Madame de Bellegarde Madame de Bellegarde   See fewer
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Aisling O'Sullivan
Claire De CintrĂ© Claire De CintrĂ©   See fewer
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Paul Hickey
Henri de Bellegarde Henri de Bellegarde   See fewer
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Andrew Scott
Valentin de Bellegarde Valentin de Bellegarde   See fewer
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Brenda Fricker
Mrs. Bread Mrs. Bread   See fewer
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Eva Birthistle
Noemie Nioche Noemie Nioche   See fewer
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T.P. McKenna
Marquis de Bellegarde Marquis de Bellegarde   See fewer
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Phillip O'Sullivan
Marquis de Cintre Marquis de Cintre   See fewer
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Ian Fitzgibbon
Tom Tristram Tom Tristram   See fewer
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Joe Pilkington
Armand Nioche Armand Nioche   See fewer
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Ed Bishop
Gen. Packard Gen. Packard   See fewer
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Alison McKenna
Mrs. Tristram Mrs. Tristram   See fewer
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Anita Reeves
The Duchess The Duchess   See fewer
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David Heap
Stanislas Kapp Stanislas Kapp   See fewer
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Alec McCowen
Henry James (voice) Henry James (voice)   See fewer
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Alan Stanford
The Chevalier The Chevalier   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 157 votes