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Desperate Remedies (1993)

In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune ... See full summary »
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Rose
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Mary Anne
Timothy Raby ...
Mr. Weedle
Helen Steemson ...
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Geeling Ching ...
Su Lim
Kate Bartlett ...
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In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyner, is desperate for cash and thinks marriage to Dorothea will save him. Dorothea hires Lawrence Hayes, a rough but handsome Argonaut, to bribe Fraser with jewels and to marry Rose; Hayes desperately loves Dorothea and may marry Rose to stay close to her. But Dorothea has a lover, the ravishing Anne Cooper, who encourages the match with Poyser to give the lovers cover. Are these remedies, each desperate in its turn, going to make anyone happy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Will the boy get the girl! Will the girl get the girl! Desperate Times call for Desperate Remedies See more »


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26 November 1993 (Australia)  »

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$69,695
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William: Anne Cooper must leave my house immediately! You are no longer free to act.
Dorothea: You are wrong William. I am free now, from always having to act.
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Outrageous film from New Zealand.
6 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Movie has migrane-inducingly bright colors, and outlandish costumes - such as a hoop-skirt with nothing under it.

Gay sensibility throughout, in this somewhat peculiar, Victorianish setting.


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