Hold onto your seat and get ready for the motion picture experience of your life. In a film you'll see again and again, SEAN stars as Hamlet, a prince tormented by twisted pirate intrigue, unwanted solicitations for parts of his body he'd much rather keep for his own use, and fascist Third-World dictators. Gertrude (KATE), Hamlet's recently remarried mother, and Captain Clawed (GREG) plot his death which he narrowly escapes by just a few feet and a long-stemmed rose.
Meanwhilst, a washed-up German factory worker and devoted Communist Party member turned pirate-on-the-high-seas, Brewmeister Smee (PAUL), sticks his nose in where it doesn't belong and gets himself in a whole mess of trouble. Even Hamlet's old school buddies Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (THEMSELVES) try to get in on the action. In a climactic final scene, Laertes (BRIAN), influenced by the forces of evil that permeate the ship, attempts one last tactic...and you'll be amazed at the surprising outcome.
This is the definitive version of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark--the one you'll write home about and still have the taste of in your mouth after many weeks of thorough brushing. Narrated by noted Welsh Indy car driver Robert DeNiro (ERIK), this film is suitable for viewing by preschool children in groups of up to, but not exceeding, thirty-two, so as to reduce the risk of fire.
How can Burning Troll Productions top the critically acclaimed "Hamlet: Prince of Denmark," winner of 15 class awards in Judy White's junior honors English 1994/95? Simple. They can make something better than Hamlet!
In this film, the gang shows what the brave new world of 2004 will look like, chronicling how a small group of high school friends in 1994 to came to rule the world by 2000. Witness history, as predicted in writing by the winners.
Sean, Paul, Erik, and Brian are Better than Hamlet!
What would happen if the characters from Ordinary People, The Sun also Rises, Catcher in the Rye, Hedda Gabler, and The Most Dangerous Game witnessed Rosencrantz & Gildenstern kill Job just as he was about to reveal the secret of life and happiness? Find out in this 1995 class project for Mrs. Patterson's AP English from Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio.
Starring (in no particular order) Sean, Brian, Greg, Jake, Paul, Other Brian, Erik, & Dan. With special appearances from Gina and Mary-Margaret as Agent "Double-M"