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Judith Singer is a housewife, out of the journalism business for many years. When a dentist she has been seeing (who has a strong bedside manner even while female patients are still in the chair) is found murdered, she finds that a neighbor is a suspect. She begins to investigate. This places her in danger from the murderer, from the women who have had affairs with the dentist, and from the police who begin to wonder why she is always at the scenes where clues are discovered. Her husband becomes angry at what is happening, placing strains on her family as she finds herself more and more attracted to the police detective investigating the murder. Written by
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Susan Sarandon has stated that money was a big factor regarding her decision to make this film. Not terribly enamored by her character, she agreed to do the film because she was pregnant with her first child at the time and it would allow her to take time off after giving birth. See more »
When Nancy and Judith are talking in the car, a crew member's finger can be seen poking Susan Sarandon's back to cue her in about delivering her lines. See more »
This is one of the biggest surprises to come out of the 80's. I could watch it over and over....Susan Sarandon is great (a strong and dynamic woman trapped in a dull marriage to a total jerk) - Edward Herrman plays the perfect total jerk. Judith Singer's relationship with the lieutenant played by the wonderful late Raul Julia is beautifully played out. The funniest of all is Judith Ivey with her unbelievable delivery (especially the line about the cole slaw). The tongue in cheek parody of an annoyingly incestuous suburban community is handled with subtle humor and total class. I really recommend this movie!
BTW, Compromising Positions is based on the novel by Susan Isaacs; if you love the movie you will adore the book as well.
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