University Honors Program Presents
Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Romeo and Juliet Experience Film
Oct 02, 2017
The setting is a post-modern California city named Verona Beach, with guns and gang violence, rave culture and flamboyant colors. The Montagues and Capulets are warring mafia empires, and the film stars a 20-year-old, pre-TITANIC Leonardo DiCaprio and the 17-year-old Claire Danes, as well as John Leguizamo as Tybalt. The film grossed 10 times its $14.5 million budget.