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The Butcher's Wife (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 25 October 1991 (USA)
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 ...
Mr. Liddle
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Luis
Charles Pierce ...
Beau
Elizabeth Lawrence ...
Grammy D'Arbo
Stephanie Laurence ...
Choir Student
Barry Neikrug ...
Bicyclist
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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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It's not about meat, it's about magic. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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25 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¡Qué linda adivina!  »

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$9,689,816 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of super-natural films starring Demi Moore. The films include Ghost (1990), Half Light (2006), The Seventh Sign (1988) and The Butcher's Wife (1991). See more »

Goofs

In several scenes Dr. Alex Tremor wears a T-shirt with a quote on the front which says, "The unexamined life is not worth living" - Plato. These are the words of Socrates, not Plato. See more »

Quotes

Marina Lemke: That boy's tongue is long enough to cut his throat.
Eugene: I was just gonna say that.
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Connections

Referenced in The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998) See more »

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SALSA #3
By John E. Oliver and Jonathan Wolff
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sweet, charming and lovely!
19 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I just love, love, love this film. The cast is perfect, right down to all the bit-parts. At first I was bothered by DM's accent (& her blonde hair is a shame) but the sweet script transcends all that.

All the characters are pitch perfect, the lines so funny & the message inspiring! The locations are also great, I don't know where this is in NYC, but I would love to live there!

I think Jeff Daniels is simply brilliant in this film, and Mary Steenbergen too. The scene where DM tells her she's a singer is lovely & the sparky scenes between JD & DM are so sweet and funny too!


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