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The Garden (1990)

Unrated | | Drama | 1990 (USA)
A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Madonna
Johnny Mills ...
Lover
Philip MacDonald ...
Joseph
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Devil
Spencer Leigh ...
Mary Magdalene / Adam (as Spencer Lee)
Jody Graber ...
Young Boy
Roger Cook ...
Kevin Collins ...
Lover
Dawn Archibald
Milo Bell
Mirabelle La Manchega
Jessica Martin
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Pontius (as Orlando)
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A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to flee them. Two men who are lovers marry and are arrested by the powers that be. The men are mocked and pilloried, tarred, feathered, and beaten. Loose in this contemporary world of electrical-power transmission lines is also Jesus. The elements, particularly fire and water, content with political power, which is intolerant and murderous. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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£380,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in The Garden: Making of the Garden (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Think Pink
Composed by Roger Edens
Arranged by Dean Broderick
Performed by Jessica Martin
1957 W.B. Music Corp.
Used by permission of
Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
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Make it stop
24 May 1999 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie gave me the feeling that I had suddenly gone insane for 90 minutes. Now I can say that some parts were merely awful while others were pretentious crap. The only things going for this movie are the presences of Tilda Swinton even though she doesn't speak, and the two leading men who were at least cute. But those points are not nearly enough to rescue "The Garden" from itself. Be warned.


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