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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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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
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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12 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Er? Will! Sie Nicht?  »

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$201,468 (USA)
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Although not credited, Eric Stoltz plays one of the guests at the table when Deforest, Rachel, and Charles go to the café. See more »

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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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Ione Skye is OUTSTANDING
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This is an excellent movie that is underrated. Performance by Ione Skye is OUTSTANDING. Not only is she beautiful and sexy, this lady is an excellent actress. I look forward to seeing more from her in the future. I highly recommend viewing this film. I am currently looking for a source to purchase it. I think you will be wanting to add it to your library. I know that I want it in mine. I do not recommend this movie for children or young teens. Excellent film for those who like to follow a story line that includes sex, passion, and emotional drama. Those who like a coming of age movie may like this one. Please read these reviews and then comment once you have seen this movie. I would like to read your comments too.


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