The English Patient

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $78,716,374Details
International Box Office $153,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $231,716,374
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Synopsis

The story is about a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. In a field hospital in Italy, Hana, a nurse from Canada, is caring for a pilot who was horribly burned in a plane wreck; he has no identification and cannot remember his name, so he's known simply as "the English Patient," thanks to his accent. When the hospital is forced to evacuate, Hana determines en route that the patient shouldn't be moved far due to his fragile condition, so the two are left in a monastery to be picked up later. In time, Hana begins to piece together the patient's story from the shards of his memories; he's actually Count Laszlo Almasy, of Hungarian nobility and an explorer working with a group mapping uncharted territory in North Africa. An Englishman, Geoffrey Clifton, soon joins Almasy's team; travelling with him is his lovely and spirited wife, Katherine. Katherine and Laszlo soon fall in love, which leads Laszlo to betray his friend, his country and all that is dear to him. Meanwhile, Hana and the Patient are joined by Kip, a Sikh with a gift for defusing mines, and Caravaggio, an intelligence agent who knows some of Laszlo's most shameful secrets.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Certified Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 15th, 1996 (Wide) by Miramax
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, some violence and language
Running Time: 161 minutes
Keywords: World War II
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Tiger Moth Productions

Cast

   Almasy
   Hana
   Caravaggio
   Katharine Clifton
Naveen Andrews    Kip
Colin Firth    Geoffrey Clifton
Julian Wadham    Madox
Jurgen Prochnow    Major Muller
Kevin Whately    Hardy
Clive Merrison    Fenelon-Barnes
Nino Castelnuovo    D'Agostino
Hichem Rostom    Fouad
Peter Ruhring    Bermann
Geordie Johnson    Oliver
Torri Higginson    Mary
Liisa Repo-Martell    Jan
Raymond Coulthard    Rupert Douglas
Philip Whitchurch    Corporal Dade
Lee Ross    Spalding
Anthony Smee    Beach Interrogation Officer
Matthew Ferguson    Young Canadian Soldier
Jason Done    Kiss Me Soldier
Roger Morlidge    Sergeant Desert Train
Simon Sherlock    Private Desert Train
Sebastian Schipper    Interrogation Room Soldiers
Fritz Eggert    Interrogation Room Soldiers
Sonia Mankai    Arab Nurse
Rim Turki    Aicha
Sebastian Rudolph    Officer in Square
Thoraya Sehill    Interpreter in Square
Sondess Belhassen    Woman with Baby in Square
Dominic Mafham    Officer/El Taj
Salah Miled    Bedouin Doc
Gregor Truter    Corporal/El Taj
Abdellatif Hamrouni    Ancient Arab
Samy Azaiez    Kamal
Habib Chetoui    Al Auf
Phillipa Day    Officer's Wife
Amanda Walker    Lady Hampton
Paul Kant    Sir Ronnie Hampton

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Saul Zaentz
Screenwriter    Anthony Minghella
Based on the book "The English Patient"    Michael Ondaatje
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Scott Greenstein
Director of Photography    John Seale
Production Designer    Stuart Craig
Composer    Gabriel Yared
Costume Designer    Ann Roth
Supervising Film Editor    Walter Murch
Associate Producer    Paul Zaentz
Associate Producer    Steve Andrews
Line Producer    Alessandro Von Normann
Assistant Director    Steve Andrews
Second Unit Director    Peter Markham
Unit Production Manager    Franco Ballati
Unit Production Manager    Lynn Kamern
Art Director    Aurelio Crugnola
Set Decorator    Aurelio Crugnola
Set Decorator    Stephenie McMillan
Second Unit Photography    Remi Adefarasin
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dennis Lowe
Special Effects Supervisor    Richard Cornway
Recordist    Chris Newman
Recordist    Ivan Sharrock
Re-recording Mixer    Walter Murch
Re-recording Mixer    David Parker
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Berger
Supervising Sound Editor    Pat Jackson
Sound Effects Editor    Kyrsten Mate
Sound Effects Editor    Douglas S. Murray
Sound Effects Editor    Jennifer L. Ware
Dialogue Editor    Sara Bolder
Dialogue Editor    John Nutt
Makeup    Fabrizio Sforza
Makeup (Juliette Binoche/Kristin Scott Thomas)    Louise Constad
Makeup    Alessandra Sampaolo
Makeup    Giusseppe Desiato
Makeup    Antonio Maltempo
Hairstylist    Giusi Bovino
Hairstylist    Elisabetta De Leonardis
Music Editor    Robert Randles
Casting Director    Michelle Guish
Casting Director    David Rubin
Stunt Coordinator    Franco Salomon

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/11/15 26 $278,439   10 $27,844   $278,439 3
1996/11/22 8 $2,713,093 +874% 268 $10,123   $3,205,999 10
1996/11/29 7 $5,550,565 +105% 593 $9,360   $9,285,765 17
1996/12/06 7 $2,707,595 -51% 617 $4,388   $13,219,641 24
1996/12/13 10 $1,779,831 -34% 683 $2,606   $16,015,227 31
1996/12/20 13 $1,670,429 -6% 612 $2,729   $18,433,824 38
1996/12/27 14 $2,659,575 +59% 582 $4,570   $22,758,252 45
1997/01/03 11 $2,732,463 +3% 582 $4,695   $28,007,132 52
1997/01/10 14 $2,023,234 -26% 561 $3,606   $31,002,021 59
1997/01/17 14 $2,336,800 +15% 553 $4,226   $34,118,472 66
1997/01/24 13 $1,915,342 -18% 615 $3,114   $36,674,728 73
1997/01/31 14 $1,853,099 -3% 655 $2,829   $39,205,217 80
1997/02/07 8 $2,237,749 +21% 1,042 $2,148   $42,013,561 87
1997/02/14 8 $4,585,551 +105% 1,115 $4,113   $47,738,423 94
1997/02/21 10 $2,823,228 -38% 1,186 $2,380   $51,532,324 101
1997/02/28 13 $2,228,209 -21% 1,144 $1,948   $54,745,722 108
1997/03/07 13 $2,007,254 -10% 1,004 $1,999   $57,548,109 115
1997/03/14 13 $1,901,016 -5% 948 $2,005   $60,317,565 122
1997/03/21 10 $2,015,118 +6% 1,002 $2,011   $63,154,818 129
1997/03/28 8 $3,019,179 +50% 1,409 $2,143   $67,599,231 136
1997/04/04 11 $2,029,724 -33% 1,300 $1,561   $71,058,188 143
1997/04/11 14 $1,270,359 -37% 1,005 $1,264   $73,040,322 150
1997/04/18 16 $813,647 -36% 677 $1,202   $74,330,685 157
1997/04/25 14 $657,697 -19% 516 $1,275   $75,309,422 164
1997/05/02 20 $366,304 -44% 386 $949   $75,883,085 171
1997/05/09 20 $232,986 -36% 315 $740   $76,259,531 178
1997/05/16 20 $220,781 -5% 302 $731   $76,590,995 185
1997/05/23 26 $219,891 n/c 190 $1,157   $76,926,422 192
1997/05/30 31 $110,552 -50% 139 $795   $77,091,214 199
1997/06/06 36 $62,025 -44% 90 $689   $77,208,178 206
1997/06/13 40 $52,586 -15% 90 $584   $77,293,879 213
1997/06/20 45 $41,751 -21% 67 $623   $77,365,904 220
1997/06/27 53 $22,073 -47% 41 $538   $77,410,207 227
1997/07/04 56 $17,527 -21% 31 $565   $77,442,232 234
1997/07/11 20 $184,545 +953% 234 $789   $77,643,975 241
1997/07/18 31 $92,600 -50% 123 $753   $77,851,321 248
1997/07/25 37 $60,824 -34% 83 $733   $77,975,825 255
1997/08/01 49 $31,200 -49% 51 $612   $78,048,088 262
1997/08/15 32 $165,173   318 $519   $78,258,295 276
1997/08/22 41 $87,962 -47% 178 $494   $78,467,151 283
1997/08/29 43 $82,297 -6% 112 $735   $78,601,975 290
1997/09/05 54 $29,260 -64% 122 $240   $78,651,430 297

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