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A Judgment in Stone (1986)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  24 April 1987 (USA)
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An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Tushingham ...
Eunice Parchman
Ross Petty ...
George Coverdale
Shelley Peterson ...
Jackie Coverdale
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Bobby Coverdale
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Melinda Coverdale
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Joan Smith
Tom Kneebone ...
Norman Smith
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William
Donald Ewer ...
Mr. Parchman
Joyce Gordon ...
Aunt
Aisha Bicknell ...
Young Eunice (as Aisha Tushingham)
Gary Krawford ...
Larry
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Bernice
Layne Coleman ...
Pastor
Betty Harris ...
Teacher
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An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and her attempts to keep her sexuality from asserting itself combine to cause trouble for all concerned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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She cooks. She cleans. She kills.

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24 April 1987 (USA)  »

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Directorial debut, and only film ever directed by, Ousama Rawi. See more »

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There is no fear greater than illiteracy.
8 March 2007 | by (The land of the Bunyips) – See all my reviews

Rita Tushingham plays a British woman who murders her father and has an even worse secret: she's illiterate! Oh no! What to do? She moves to America to become a housekeeper for a (rather dysfunctional?!) wealthy family. All is fine and dandy until she flubs up on watering the patriarch's beloved plants because she can't read the instructions he left for her while they were on vacay. This is mostly dull, but has nice touches like incestuous step-sibs, the housekeeper's hilarious whore-turned-religious-freak gal-pal, and a finale that's to die for. Tushingham is excellent as always and revels in the mousiness of her character.


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