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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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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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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

Frances Beechum: You don't have to lie, Martha.
Martha Horgan: I *don't* lie.
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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Fun With Hammers
Music written by Andy Perkins, Jared Berry, and Ryan Hudson
Performed by Also After
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It was not as good as the book but good
30 July 2004 | by (Long Island) – See all my reviews

It was not as good as the book but at least the ending was more clear in the movie than in the book. Barbra Hershey is a great actress! She did a great job at the role she played, so did Martha (Debra). Although, in the book they described her as a girl with normal intelligence with a mental illness, the movie shows her as mentally challenged. So when I saw the movie, Martha was totally different than how I pictured her when I read the book. The story line was sad but interesting. Its interesting and touching to see how a girl could not lye even to save herself. What they did not mention in the story, which bugged me,was the fact that, Gesto was hurting Martha, which I thought could have made it self-defense. I felt like, if she could tell the truth, why couldn't she admit her was hurting her? Well I guess the whole idea was to create a devastating situation, which they did. Also, I wanted to add, contrary to the book, Martha and Frances seemed to have a strong bong; there was love between the two of them. In the book, Frances and Martha seemed to be together more by obligation. Additionally, I was kind of hoping to see the strong wiled character of Martha in the book rather than the vulnerable innocent girl in the movie. The appearance of the girl was not what I expected either; I pictured a tall thin girl, not a petete thin girl, with a much softer look than I pictured in the book. Well, I guess they have to change some things.


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