Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to wear a scarlet "A" until an Indian attack unites the Puritans and leads to a reevaluation of their laws and morals.
- Year: 1995
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
- Studio: Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures
- Keyword: based on novel or book, boston, massachusetts, pregnancy, witch burning, puritan, period drama, extramarital affair, 17th century
- Director: Roland Joffé
- Cast: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Robert Prosky, Edward Hardwicke, Joan Plowright