The Bostonians (film)

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The Bostonians
The Bostonians.jpg
Directed by James Ivory
Produced by Ismail Merchant
Written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Based on The Bostonians
by Henry James
Starring Christopher Reeve
Vanessa Redgrave
Jessica Tandy
Madeleine Potter
Nancy Marchand
Wesley Addy
Barbara Bryne
Linda Hunt
Charles McCaughan
Nancy New
John Van Ness Philip
Wallace Shawn
Music by Richard Robbins
Cinematography Walter Lassally
Distributed by Almi Pictures (USA)
Release date
  • 2 August 1984 (1984-08-02) (United States)
Running time
122 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $1,009,700[1]

The Bostonians is a 1984 British romantic drama film based on Henry James's novel of the same name. The film stars Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, Madeleine Potter and Jessica Tandy. The movie received respectable reviews and showings at arthouse theaters in New York, London and other cities. Vanessa Redgrave received 1984 Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, and the movie earned other award nominations for its costume design.

It was filmed in Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Belvedere Castle in Central Park, New York City, and Troy, New York.



1985 National Society of Film Critics[edit]

  • Won: Best Actress - Vanessa Redgrave

1985 Golden Globes[edit]

  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Vanessa Redgrave

1985 Academy Awards[edit]

1985 BAFTA Awards[edit]

  • Nominated: Best Costume Design - Jenny Beavan, John Bright


This film was principally photographed at:


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