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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

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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 ...
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Johnny Bond ...
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Ann Coc-Kroft ...
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Maya Dalziel ...
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Alison Du Fresne ...
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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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Impassioned ! Unleashed ! Hellbent ! See more »


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R | See all certifications »
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26 November 1993 (Australia)  »

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Soluciones desesperadas  »

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$69,695 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Dorothea: I am nobody Mr. Hayes, but I do not intend to be nobody for long. It is too exhausting.
Lawrence: With all due respect, you appear to be somebody to me.
Dorothea: You're not a radical I hope Mr. Hayes?
Lawrence: I take the liberty to follow my own thoughts.
Dorothea: I'm a believer in independence myself.
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Featured in Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) See more »

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Un Bal
from "Symphonie Fantastique"
Hector Berlioz
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Odd film
15 March 2002 | by (middle of the mitten) – See all my reviews

A fairly surreal flick. I've tried to describe it to friends, and the best thing I can come up with is "it's like watching someone else's dream."

Definitely not intended for a general audience.

To the poster who commented on "migraine inducing color:" that's a perfect description.


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