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The Rachel Papers (1989)

R | | Drama, Romance | 12 May 1989 (USA)
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

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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
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Mrs. Seth Smith
Pat Keen ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Er? Will! Sie Nicht?  »

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$201,468 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First film directed by Damian Harris. See more »

Quotes

Charles Highway: If there's one thing that mothers don't want to see in you it's whatever it is that their daughters do.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Breakthrough Stars of 1990 (1990) See more »

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TONGUED IN THE WOODS
Performed by Jools Holland
Courtesy of IRS Records
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He's Funny, She's Sexy
5 March 2002 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Not as good as the book, but it would be a Hell of a trick if it was. Still enough left to allow fans of the book to fill in the blanks, and (I guess) allow people who haven't read the book to enjoy it on its own merits. They can simply pretend Charles is more likeable than he appears, and should ignore all that hokey, dated, 'computer diary' nonsense. Like it says in the title, funny and sexy.


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