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She-Devil (1989)

 -  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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Hooper
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Andy Patchett
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Garcia
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Olivia Honey
Mary Louise Wilson ...
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Ute
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Larry
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Nitchie Barrett ...
Bob's Secretary
June Gable ...
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Storyline

Ruth is a wife and mother who tries to please her husband, even though she is fat. But when her husband falls into an affair with a certain romance novelist, Ruth goes bezerk and demands revenge. First she embarresses her husband when his parents come over to dinner. Then when he leaves her for good, Ruth comes up with a list of everything that belongs to her husband then the revenge is to destroy all of it. Because, she's a She Devil! Written by Jason Mechalek

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Plot Keywords:

revenge | novelist | mother | she devil | 1980s | See more »

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Revenge Is Sweet... And Low.

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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La diabla  »

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$15,351,421 (USA)
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Star Billing: Meryl Streep (1st), Roseanne Barr (2nd), Ed Begley Jr. (3rd), Sylvia Miles (4th) and Linda Hunt (5th). See more »

Goofs

When Bob is taking a shower and sees Ruth through the shower door, he screams. He steps out of the shower, and Ruth tells him that she is in there to weigh herself. Bob walks out of the bathroom, and Ruth steps on the scales. The scales are not visible, but you hear the scales moving as if it is a rotating dial scale. However, when the camera shows the scale to reveal to the audience what she weighs, it is a digital scale. See more »

Quotes

Ruth: [to Mary] Oh, I'm so sorry.
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Features Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

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C'mon and Get My Love
Performed by D. Mob
Provided Courtesy of FFRR Records, Ltd.
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A comedy about vengeance
5 March 2000 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Have a bit of a sadist touch? Then I think you'll like this one. It is about a woman, who is betrayed by her husband, and then makes a plan to take her revenge. We see her put this into action systematically, one aspect at a time, ruining her ex-husband's life. I thought it was rather witty.


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