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Mesmerized (1985)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  31 December 1986 (USA)
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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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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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A love triangle of passion and murder See more »

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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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The story is loosely based on that of Adelaide Bartlett, who, in 1886, went on trial for the chloroform poisoning of her husband. 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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Odd-ball movie
17 June 2005 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

Odd-ball movie. What could have been a decent story, instead fell victim to some very bad acting ... acting that was almost painful to watch ... it felt like the actors/actresses were totally uninterested in recording this.

Based on a supposedly true story based in 1800's New Zealand with an almost unbelievable plot, the unbelievability of the plot is made even more inevitable by poor acting. Instead of driving home the point of the real-ness of the movie, the acting made it look like a joke.

Watch it and be prepared to scratch your head at the end. You'll say to yourself: "either this was total baloney, or it was true, but the story very poorly told."


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