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The Butcher's Wife (1991)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  25 October 1991 (USA)
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A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big ... See full summary »

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Dr. Alex Tremor
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Leo Lemke
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Stella Keefover
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Grace
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Robyn Graves
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Eugene
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Gina
Helen Hanft ...
Molly
Christopher Durang ...
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Luis
Charles Pierce ...
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Elizabeth Lawrence ...
Grammy D'Arbo
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Choir Student
Barry Neikrug ...
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A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big impact on everyone she meets by anticipating their questions and actions and advising them on their love life. Her interference then brings her into contact with the real man of her dreams. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Fantasy

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25 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher do Açougueiro  »

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$9,689,816 (USA)
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Trivia

Demi Moore took over the lead role after Meg Ryan dropped out. See more »

Goofs

On the opening shot, a long sweeping fly past the lighthouse, you can see the reflection of the helicopter blades in the lighthouse windows. See more »

Quotes

Marina Lemke: Folks call me Marina and I'm a clairvoyant.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Daniels/Color Me Badd (1991) See more »

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GIMME A PIGFOOT AND A BOTTLE OF BEER
By Wesley Wilson
Performed by Mary Steenburgen
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I enjoyed the film
26 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have screened this movie for the 4th time.

Watching Demi Moore makes it hard to remember she is not acting (re. suspension of disbelief). Jeff Daniels' character plays a good neurotic.

On the pro side, I found the direction fair to midland and the supporting cast excellent.

The screenplay is sweetly romantic and sentimental.

I did not find the theme overtly pro-homosexual. Rather, it was a mature look of life and love and it's happenstance. I would enjoy talking with my youngsters about the film as it embodies life's essentials.


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