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Wetherby (1985)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 19 July 1985 (USA)
The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Marcia Pilborough
Marjorie Yates ...
Verity Braithwaite
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Chrissie
Brenda Hall ...
Landlady
Marjorie Sudell ...
Lilly
Patrick Blackwell ...
Derek - Chrissie's Husband
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Robert Hines ...
Jim Mortimer
Katy Behean ...
Young Marcia
Bert King ...
Mr. Mortimer
Paula Tilbrook ...
Mrs. Mortimer
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Arthur
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

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Drama | Mystery

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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Il mistero di Wetherby  »

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Opening Weekend:

$37,283 (USA) (21 July 1985)

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$1,299,985 (USA)
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Trivia

Despite the title, none of the movie was filmed in the village of "Wetherby" in Yorkshire. See more »

Quotes

Jean Travers: [Under opening credits] Liar or lawyer?
Stanley Pilborough: Is there a difference?
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Crazy Credits

The cast credits are divided up into groups under the following headings: The Wetherby Characters; In the Past; The School; Miss Travers' Class; The Police; and From the University of Essex. See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Crossover Dreams/Maxie/Mishima/Plenty (1985) See more »

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A Puzzle?
20 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Roger Ebert called it "a haunting film, because it dares to suggest that the death of the stranger is important to everyone it touches – because it forces them to decide how alive they really are." That is one way of looking at it. Others have called the film a "puzzle" with pieces out of order and perhaps even missing.

I liked the idea of a man who kills himself for no reason, and everyone around left to wonder. I am less thrilled about some of the follow-up. His life as a mystery seems better to me than exploring it, but others may disagree.


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