Plot: In 18th-century London, the daughter of a thief, Moll Flanders (Robin Wright) is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest (Jim Sheridan) lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London.
Further misfortunes drive her to accept a job as a prostitute from the conniving Mrs. Allworthy (Stockard Channing). It is there that Moll first meets Hibble (Morgan Freeman), who is working as Allworthy’s servant but takes a special interest in the young woman’s well-being.
With his help, she retains hope for the future, ultimately falling in love with an unconventional artist (John Lynch) who promises the possibility of romantic happiness.
Director: Pen Densham
Writing Credits: Pen Densham (screenplay) & Daniel Defoe (character from novel)
Cast: Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch, Brenda Fricker, Geraldine James, Aisling Corcoran, Jeremy Brett, Britta Smith & Jim Sheridan
Music by: Mark Mancina
Budget: $16 million
Box Office USA: $3,486,957 | Widest release: 311 Theaters
Release Date: June 14, 1996 (USA)
Filming Dates: April-June 1995
Filming Locations: Ireland & England (UK)
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 For Violence, Nudity and Sex-Related Material
Runtime: 123 minutes
Assistant to Robin Wright: Karen Fowler
The International Press Academy (Satellite Awards) nominated Moll Flanders for four awards: Robin Wright for Best Actress in a Drama, John Lynch for Supporting Actor in a drama, Stockard Channing for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, and a nomination for Costume Design.
Moll Flanders is Jeremy Brett last film.