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A Dangerous Woman (1993)

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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Anita
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Martha Horgan
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Steve
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Frances
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Edward (as Jacob Gyllenhaal)
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Paul
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Birdy
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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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Getso
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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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Drama | Romance

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

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3 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Uma Mulher Perigosa  »

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$1,497,222 (USA)
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This film marks as being the only one made with the whole Gyllenhaal family: father Stephen Gyllenhaal directed it, mother Naomi Foner produced and wrote it, and children Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal acted in it. See more »

Quotes

Mackey: Sometimes we have to tell lies to get to the truth.
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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Mi Noche Negra
Written by Victor Waill and Geraldo Jimenez
Performed by 'Victor Waill y su Grupo Pamela'
Courtesy of Quisqueya Publishing
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Offbeat, provocative drama...
2 July 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Debra Winger is at her most mercurial portraying a mentally-challenged woman who becomes involved in a murder. This adaptation of Mary McGarry Morris' novel is difficult viewing--mainly because the protagonist can be such a handful--though director Stephen Gyllenhaal lends the material an intense, compelling flourish, and the results are ideal for audiences interested in something left of center. Gyllenhaal, who was creating quite a resume for himself in the mid-1990s before eventually turning to TV (our loss), bulldozes right through the screenplay's messy structure and barrage of hot-headed characters, and he's very sensitive when handling magnetic Winger, who does remarkable work. Incredible supporting cast includes Barbara Hershey, Gabriel Byrne, Chloe Webb, David Strathairn, Jan Hooks and Laurie Metcalf. **1/2 from ****


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