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The Rachel Papers (1989)

R  |   |  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:
Charles Highway
Rachel Noyce
Gordon Highway
Doctor Knowd
Sir Herbert
Nicola Kimber ...
Vanessa Reynolds
Shirley Anne Field ...
Mrs. Seth Smith
Pat Keen ...
Mrs. Tauber


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 <>

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She's curious, he's nervous.


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

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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First film directed by Damian Harris. See more »


Charles Highway: You spend 15-20 minutes trying not to come and then when you do you have to give a pretty credible performance.
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Performed by Jools Holland
Courtesy of IRS Records
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I'm glad that I finally saw it
10 March 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Despite being a little predictable at times, this solid little movie succeeds rather well. Both Fletcher and Skye give wonderful performances as the leads, and Pryce is fun every time he is on the screen. It has a good mix of comedy and drama, and at no point did any of the emotional turns seem out of place. I had been wanting to see this film for some ten years before finally seeing it tonight, and I am very pleased that I took the time to watch it.

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