Full of "sparkling merriment" (The Hollywood Reporter), this sexy, sunny comedy positively sizzles as one set of lovers battles against a dirty trick, and another set simply battles - each other! Adapted by Oscar nominee Kenneth Branagh and featuring an all-star cast, this charming romp "casts the battle of the sexes in the form of an elegant dance" (The New York Times). A military war has just ended, but the "merry war" between Beatrice (Emma Thompson) and Benedick (Branagh) rages on! Can their frinds trick them into making love instead? For that matter, can another couple's devotion survive the evil Don John's (Keanu Reeves) vicious lies? It's up to the blundering constable (Michael Keaton) to save the day so that the course of true love may yet run smooth.

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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

PG-13

Romance/Comedy · 1h 51m · 7/2/1993

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Romance. Mischief. Seduction. Revenge. Remarkable.

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Full of "sparkling merriment" (The Hollywood Reporter), this sexy, sunny comedy positively sizzles as one set of lovers battles against a dirty trick, and another set simply battles - each other! Adapted by Oscar nominee Kenneth Branagh and featuring an all-star cast, this charming romp "casts the battle of the sexes in the form of an elegant dance" (The New York Times). A military war has just ended, but the "merry war" between Beatrice (Emma Thompson) and Benedick (Branagh) rages on! Can their frinds trick them into making love instead? For that matter, can another couple's devotion survive the evil Don John's (Keanu Reeves) vicious lies? It's up to the blundering constable (Michael Keaton) to save the day so that the course of true love may yet run smooth.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

United Kingdom, United States

Production Companies

Renaissance Films, American Playhouse, BBC Films

Budget

$11,000,000

Revenue

$22,549,338
Part Of
Cast
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Richard Briers

Leonato
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Kate Beckinsale

Hero
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Imelda Staunton

Margaret
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Jimmy Yuill

Friar Francis
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Brian Blessed

Antonio
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Andy Hockley

George Seacole
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Conrad Nelson

Hugh Oatcake
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Phyllida Law

Ursula
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Emma Thompson

Beatrice
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Alex Lowe

Messenger
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Richard Clifford

Conrade
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Ben Elton

Verges
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Edward Jewesbury

Sexton
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Chris Barnes

Francis Seacole
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Alex Scott

The Boy
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Kenneth Branagh

Benedick
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Patrick Doyle

Balthazar
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Denzel Washington

Don Pedro
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Robert Sean Leonard

Claudio
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Keanu Reeves

Don John
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Gerard Horan

Borachio
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Michael Keaton

Dogberry
Crew
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Kenneth Branagh

Director
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William Shakespeare

Writer
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Kenneth Branagh

Writer
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Kenneth Branagh

Producer
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Stephen Evans

Producer
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David Parfitt

Producer
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Roger Lanser

Cinematograpy
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Andrew Marcus

Editor
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Patrick Doyle

Music
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Much Ado About Nothing

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/7/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

Much Ado About Nothing

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

4/5/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Much Ado About Nothing

(DVD)

1/20/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

Much Ado About Nothing

(DVD)

1/20/1998

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