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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dorothea Brook
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Lawrence Hayes
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Anne Cooper
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Fraser
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Willam Poyser
Kiri Mills ...
Rose
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Mary Anne
Timothy Raby ...
Mr. Weedle
Helen Steemson ...
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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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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

William: You will have nothing! Be no one!
Dorothea: But myself!
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Featured in Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) See more »

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Emperor Walz
Johann Strauss
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Outrageous film from New Zealand.
6 May 1999 | by (not Paris) – 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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