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Housekeeping (1987)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  January 1988 (USA)
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In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950's, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sylvie
Sara Walker ...
Ruth
Andrea Burchill ...
Lucille
Anne Pitoniak ...
Aunt Lily
Barbara Reese ...
Aunt Nona
Margot Pinvidic ...
Helen
Bill Smillie ...
Sheriff
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Principal
Betty Phillips ...
Mrs. Jardine
Karen Elizabeth Austin ...
Mrs. Paterson
Dolores Drake ...
Mrs. Walker (as Delores Drake)
Georgie Collins ...
Grandmother
Tonya Tanner ...
Young Ruth
Leah Penny ...
Young Lucille
Brian Linds ...
Deputy Sheriff
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In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950's, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up the most people's expectations. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The story of a woman slightly distracted by the possibilities of life. See more »

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January 1988 (USA)  »

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$1,083,282 (USA)
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Even though this was filmed in the interior of BC, the city bench scene with Christine Lahti sleeping after picking berries was actually filmed in the main square of Port Coquitlam. The city hall is adjacent to this central square on Shaughnessy Street (the main thoroughfare of this Vancouver suburb). See more »

Quotes

Ruth: It must be his boat.
Sylvie: That or he's some sort of lunatic. Either way, I'm not going back to find out.
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Soundtracks

Oh My Papa
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Music by Paul Burkhardt
Lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons
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Rhapsodic
7 February 1999 | by (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – See all my reviews

I'm biased. I loved this movie. Being Canadian, I identified with the sense of isolation from the world these two women felt. What is wonderful about the story is that Ruthie and Sylvie revel in their isolation; it is exactly what they want. In its way, this is a romance. Two people, each alone, meet and discover one another. I was happy for them.


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