Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. It is set in modern day, but retains the Shakespearian dialogue. Swords are replaced with guns, which are manufactured by a company called "Sword".


  • Claire Danes as Juliet Capulet
  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo Montague
  • Brian Dennehy as Ted Montague
  • Christina Pickles as Caroline Montague
  • Dash Mihok as Benvolio Montague
  • Jesse Bradford as Balthasar Montague
  • Zak Orth as Gregory Montague
  • Jamie Kennedy as Sampson Montague
  • Paul Sorvino as Fulgencio Capulet
  • Diane Venora as Gloria Capulet
  • John Leguizamo as Tybalt Capulet
  • Vincent Laresca as Abra Capulet
  • Carlos Martín Manzo Otálora as Petruchio Capulet
  • Miriam Margolyes as Nurse
  • Harold Perrineau as Mercutio
  • Pete Postlethwaite as Father Lawrence
  • Paul Rudd as Dave Paris
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall as Captain Prince
  • M. Emmet Walsh as Apothecary
  • Quindon Tarver as Choir Boy
  • Edwina Moore as Anchorwoman (Narrator)