• Release Date: November 1, 1996
  • Run Time: 2 hr 0 min
  • Rating: PG-13 - Some Sensuality and Contemporary Violence
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy
  • Director: Baz Luhrmann
  • Genre: Drama, Romance

Synopsis: Baz Luhrmann helped adapt this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.