Taglines: Evil is the eye of the beholder.
Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame’s cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo’s guardian, the archdeacon of the cathedral, and a poor street poet. But Esmeralda’s in love with a handsome soldier. But when a mob mistakes her for a witch, it’s up to Quasimodo to rescue her and claim sanctuary for her in the cathedral.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (sometimes known as simply Hunchback) is a 1982 British-American TV movie, based on the Victor Hugo novel. It was directed by Michael Tuchner and Alan Hume, and produced by Norman Rosemont and Malcolm J. Christopher. It starred Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, Lesley-Anne Down and John Gielgud. The film was produced as part of the long-running Hallmark Hall of Fame series and was televised February 4, 1982 on CBS.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)
Directed by: Michael Tuchner
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, Lesley-Anne Down, David Suchet, Gerry Sundquist, John Gielgud, Nigel Hawthorne, Rosalie Crutchley
Screenplay by: John Gay
Production Design by: John Stoll
Cinematography by: Alan Hume
Film Editing by: Keith Palmer
Costume Design by: Phyllis Dalton
Set Decoration by: Harry Cordwell
Art Direction by: Bill Bennison
Music by: Ken Thorne
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: February 4, 1982