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She-Devil (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 December 1989 (USA)
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A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisebeth Peters ...
Bryan Larkin ...
Andy Patchett
Olivia Honey
Mary Louise Wilson ...
Susan Willis ...
Jack Gilpin ...
Nitchie Barrett ...
Bob's Secretary
June Gable ...


Ruth is a wife and mother who tries to please her husband (Bob) but finds him pulling away and spending more time at the office than at home. When he begins an affair with a famous romance novelist (Mary) and leaves Ruth to raise their kids, she decides she's had enough of playing nice docile housewife. Ruth endeavors to show Bob and Mary the truth about themselves and each other, while creating a new successful life of her own. Written by Mia Holder

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Revenge Is Sweet... And Low.




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Release Date:

8 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La diabla  »

Box Office


$15,351,421 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Debut theatrical feature film of actress-comedienne Roseanne Barr. See more »


When Bob is being helped into the police car while being arrested, a voice says, "Watch your head, sir," However, Bob is already in the car and a policeman is getting into the car when the line is spoken. See more »


[Mary has stormed out of the car after discovering that he's been sleeping with Olivia]
Bob: Mary! You know you're the only woman I've ever been faithful to?
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: You Blew It! (1990) See more »


Written by Tom Kimmel and Doug Sisemore
Performed by Tom Kimmel
Provided Courtesy of PolyGram Records
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Not enough praise was given to this little gem...
6 August 2004 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I will admit from the outset that I have a soft spot for the trio of Seidelman films made in the mid-80's and early 90's-- Desperately Seeking Susan, Making Mr. Right, and this film. There is something playful and quite outrageous about all three of the aforementioned movies with She Devil being the funniest due to great performances by the entire cast, even Roseanne Barr. Although this movie was disregarded by most critics and ignored at the box office, it is truly a funny film with its cartoon-like situations and over-the-top characters. Regardless of what everyone says, check out this film, especially when you find yourself in the mood for a cute and campy movie that is reminiscent of some of the great comedies of the 80's, such as Ruthless People.

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