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A Dangerous Woman (1993)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  3 December 1993 (USA)
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Martha Horgan, a naive woman with an intellectual impairment who lives with her aunt Frances in a small town, is known for always telling the truth. She works at a dry cleaner, where her ... See full summary »

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Anita
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Martha Horgan
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Frances
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Edward (as Jacob Gyllenhaal)
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Paul
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John
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Mercy
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Mackey
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Tupperware Salesman
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Wesley
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Gately
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Martha Horgan, a naive woman with an intellectual impairment who lives with her aunt Frances in a small town, is known for always telling the truth. She works at a dry cleaner, where her compulsive truth-telling leads her to report to the boss that another employee has been stealing from the cash register. The thief, in turn, accuses Martha, and she loses her job. In the mean time, a mysterious stranger named Mackey appears at Martha's residence after learning that Aunt Frances needs her porch repaired. Mackey is hired and becomes intimately involved with Martha... which only leads to tragedy. Written by A K 4 7 <ak47@cyberverse.com>

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Rated R for some graphic sexuality, strong language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Uma Mulher Perigosa  »

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$1,497,222 (USA)
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Glenn Close was the original casting decision to play Debra Winger's aunt, while Jeff Bridges and Jason Patric were both considered for the male lead. See more »

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Mackey: Sometimes we have to tell lies to get to the truth.
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Music written by Andy Perkins, Jared Berry, and Ryan Hudson
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Offbeat, provocative drama...
2 July 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Debra Winger at her most mercurial, portraying a mentally-challenged woman who becomes involved in a murder. This adaptation of Mary McGarry Morris' novel becomes prime material for director-extraordinare Stephen Gyllenhaal, an intense filmmaker who was creating quite a resume for himself in the mid-1990s before eventually turning to TV programs (our loss). This script has a messy structure and is hurt by an overload of hot-headed supporting characters, but Gyllenhaal is very sensitive to his protagonist, and magnetic Winger does remarkable, Oscar-worthy work. Incredible cast also includes Barbara Hershey, Gabriel Byrne, Chloe Webb, and Laurie Metcalf. Perfect viewing for audiences interested in something unusual and left of center. **1/2 from ****


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