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The Rachel Papers (1989)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  12 May 1989 (USA)
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Charles is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th form college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20. Enter the beautiful Rachel, and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Charles Highway
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Rachel Noyce
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Norman
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Deforest
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Gordon Highway
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Doctor Knowd
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Jenny
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Geoff
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Sir Herbert
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Gloria
Nicola Kimber ...
Vanessa Reynolds
Shirley Anne Field ...
Mrs. Seth Smith
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Mrs. Tauber
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Cathy
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Evonne
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Charles is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th form college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20. Enter the beautiful Rachel, and Charles puts his 'master-of-seduction' routines into top gear. Things however get complicated, Charles has a string of ex's and a weird brother-in-law. Rachel has a boyfriend named Deforest and Charles' father has a mistress. Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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She's curious, he's nervous.

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Drama | Romance

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12 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Er? Will! Sie Nicht?  »

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$201,468 (USA)
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The computer used by Dexter Fletcher throughout the film is a Commodore Amiga A500, a US-made computer that didn't do very well in the US, but was very popular in Europe. See more »

Quotes

Charles Highway: Now, I'm surprisingly ineffective on the telephone so I find there are four basic requirements I need on making the first call. Number 1: visual stimulants. Number 2: other stimulants. Number 3: mood music. And, most importantly, number 4: a tight and effective working script.
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GRAFFITTI LIMBO
Performed by Michelle Shocked
Courtesy of London Records / PolyGram USA
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Nerdy Guy Gets Hot Chick!
6 April 2002 | by (Fort Worth Texas USA) – See all my reviews

I confess: I only watched this movie because a friend of mine told Ione Skye took her clothes off in it. Well, I may not have watched it with the best intentions, but I ended up liking the movie for a lot more than Ione's breasts.

I had a similar relationship at about that time (nerd wins over babe, finds out she's rather annoying) so I could identify with this film.

One scene really got to me (in a good way). Rachel has just climbed into a taxi, but the window is down. Charles finally works up the nerve to try to kiss her through the window. Just as his lips are about to meet hers, the cab pulls away. The look on his face is pitiful but then you see her beautiful smile. A magical scene if ever there was one!

Oh yeah, Ione Skye DOES take her clothes off repeatedly in this movie, so guys who don't go for this sort of thing might give it a chance and be pleasantly surprised. I was.


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