Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 American historical drama film based upon Christopher Hampton's play Les liaisons dangereuses. This was a theatrical adaptation of the 18th-century French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
The film was directed by Stephen Frears. The performances of Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer, the cinematography of Philippe Rousselot, the costume design by James Acheson, and the screenplay by Christopher Hampton, garnered critical acclaim. Swoosie Kurtz, Mildred Natwick, and Peter Capaldi appeared in supporting roles, as did the young, and then-relatively unknown, actors Keanu Reeves and Uma Thurman.
The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture; it won those for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and Best Art Direction.
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Produced by: Norma Heyman, Hank Moonjean
Written by: Christopher Hampton
Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Mildred Natwick, Uma Thurman
Music by: George Fenton
Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot
Edited by: Mick Audsley
Production company: Lorimar Film Entertainment
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Release date: December 16, 1988
Running time: 119 minutes
Country: United States