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Romeo + Juliet (1996, Baz Luhrmann)

TitleRomeo + Juliet
Year1996
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorBaz Luhrmann
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs
Play ConnectionsRomeo and Juliet (interpretation)

Cast Overview

RomeoLeonardo DiCaprio
JulietClaire Danes
Poste Haste Delivery ManJorge Abraham
PeterPedro Altamirano
Altar BoyRicardo Barona
Altar BoyFaust Barona
Poste Haste ClerkCatalina Botello
BalthasarJesse Bradford
Capulet BouncerMario Cimarro
Rich RanchidisMichael Corbett
Captain PrinceVondie Curtis-Hall
UndertakerFarnesio de Bernal
Ted MontagueBrian Dennehy
OP OfficerIsmael Equiarte
Kid with toy gunRoderigo Escandon
Susan SantandiegoHarriet Harris
SampsonJamie Kennedy
AbraVincent Laresca
TybaltJohn Leguizamo
NurseMiriam Margolyes
BenvolioDash Mihok
AnchorwomanEdwina Moore
Middle Aged OccupantsPaco Morayta
Altar Boy 2Cory Newman
Altar Boy 2Alex Newman
Attractive GirlLupita Ochoa
GregoryZak Orth
PetruchioCarlos Martin Manzo Otalora
MercutioHarold Perrineau
Caroline MontagueChristina Pickles
Father LawrencePete Postlethwaite
Dave ParisPaul Rudd
NunGloria Silva
Fulgencio CapuletPaul Sorvino
SacristanJohn Sterlini
Choir BoyQuindon Tarver
Middle Aged OccupantsCarolyn Valero
Gloria CapuletDiane Venora
ApothecaryM. Emmett Walsh
Station MotherMargarita Wynne
DivaDes'ree

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorBaz Luhrmann
Co-ProducerMartin Brown
ProducerBaz Luhrmann
ProducerGabriella Martinelli
Production DesignerCatherine Martinelli
Costume DesignerKym Barrett
Casting AssociateRonna Kress
CastingDavid Rubin
EditorJill Bilcock
Original Score ComposerCraig Armstrong
Original Score ComposerMarius De Vries
Original Score ComposerNellee Hooper
ChoreographerJohn "cha cha" O'Connell
ScreenplayBaz Luhrmann
ScreenplayCraig Pearce
MusicNellee Hooper
Director of PhotographyDonald M. McAlpine
Stunt CoordinatorBrent Woolsey

Production information courtesy of: Tanya Gough