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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 ...
Chorus #1
Johnny Bond ...
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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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26 November 1993 (Australia)  »

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$69,695 (USA)
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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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from "Symphonie Fantastique"
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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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