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A Dangerous Woman (1993)

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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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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$1,497,222
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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 »

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Mackey: If there's a God out there he's gotta be laughing.
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Clean The Dirt
Written by Mike Martt, Chris Gates and David Roach
Performed by Junkyard
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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19 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

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.

Janet Maslin wrote, "A Dangerous Woman is soap opera... With Ms. Winger's eerily convincing performance as its centerpiece, the film creates a world of sexual chicanery that would do any television series proud... The film has been given an appealingly languid and intimate mood by the director, Stephen Gyllenhaal." This is pretty much it. Winger does a fine job in the lead role, but she seems to be too good for the movie they have put her in. The plot is not very exciting, and once we get to a point where it has potential everything is already winding down. Gabriel Byrne is a good actor, but does not seem to be really giving much effort here. Did this have a theatrical release? It seems more like a made-for-cable movie.


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