An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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The ultimate price is paid for a young girl's loss of innocence. See more »

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31 December 1986 (USA)  »

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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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not bad Jodie foster movie
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

mesmerized is a good but very underrated movie about the true story of Victoria Thompson in the 1800's.Jodie foster is great in the role and her acting is above average as usual.well I'm a huge Jodie foster fan so i try to watch all her films,even the little known ones.john lithgow plays her creepy older husband.and Micheal Murphy(Howard sterns private parts)plays a minister who's into hypnotism.well i bought this DVD at a dollar tree store for a buck,the other feature is an early demi Moore film from 1981 called choices.as for mesmerized,i was surprised that i enjoyed it,after reading some of the posts i was determined to judge it for myself.all others should do the same,every one has different tastes. if you like Jodie foster then i recommend mesmerized.i give it 7 out of 10.sorry no spoilers.not giving away any of the plot.that would be a sin.


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