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Mesmerized (1985)

PG | | Drama | 31 December 1986 (USA)
An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

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Victoria
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Oliver Thompson
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Wilson
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George
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Old Thompson
Phillip Holder ...
Dr. Finch (as Philip Holder)
Beryl Te Wiata ...
Mrs. Simmons
Reg Evans ...
Mr. Simmons
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Burley
Don Selwyn ...
Joseph
Derek Hardwick ...
Longwood
George Spoors ...
Lawyer
Bob Gould ...
Judge
Jonathan Elsom ...
Public Prosecutor
Norman Fairley ...
Bailiff
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An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

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31 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Shocked  »

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$5,654,930 (estimated)
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According to Helen Martin in the book 'New Zealand Film 1912-1996' by Sam Edwards and Helen Martin, "the film was shot mainly in the Bay of Islands and, although there were New Zealanders in the cast and crew, Actors' Equity was angered by the number of Americans in the cast and picketed the Auckland offices of Challenge Corporate Services, the film's backers, and threatened to disrupt the shoot. The film was distributed by RKO. It had a limited theatrical release but was not screened theatrically in New Zealand. It was released on video world-wide and has screened in many territories". See more »

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Judge: Order in court! Council for the defense of Mrs. Victoria Thompson: Thomas Longwood, MP.
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Fake accents aside. It should have been much better.
8 August 2001 | by (Tampa, Florida) – See all my reviews

Two very talented actors in a strange and twisted tale. An orphaned girl seeks freedom from her orphanage by marrying an older man she does not love. Not enough character development. Good story with a bad screenplay. I'm sure Jodie would like to stick this one in her "never again" file.


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