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Desperate Remedies (1993)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Dorothea Brook
Kevin Smith ...
Lawrence Hayes
Lisa Chappell ...
Anne Cooper
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Fraser
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Willam Poyser
Kiri Mills ...
Rose
Bridget Armstrong ...
Mary Anne
Timothy Raby ...
Mr. Weedle
Helen Steemson ...
Gnits
Geeling Ng ...
Su Lim (as Geeling Ching)
Kate Bartlett ...
Chorus #1
Johnny Bond ...
Chorus #2
Ann Coc-Kroft ...
Chorus #3
Maya Dalziel ...
Chorus #4
Alison Du Fresne ...
Chorus #5
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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 (USA)
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William: You will have nothing! Be no one!
Dorothea: But myself!
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Self-consciously quirky
19 December 2000 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

This is a self-consciously quirky film which sets out to be visually arresting and vigorously melodramatic. In the process, it comes close to unintentional humor in its bombastic style, primary color sets and incongruous moments of semi-nudity. In the end, though, Desperate Remedies is a stunning and delightful film, almost entirely due to the convincing, sexy, utterly charming acting by the entire cast.


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