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Rachel Clifford
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Philip Chaney
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A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Rated R for a strong sex scene, and for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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The tattoos that Tim Roth sports in the film are his own. See more »

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Rachael closes a door after removing a metal box, but it is shown open soon after. See more »

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[first lines]
Simon: [on answering machine] Rachel, hi, it's it's Simon. Um, I don't know how long you've got this flat for, but it's nice, so it's okay. I know you don't want to, but we've really got to talk about our house, and fix the price. I've tried calling you at work. Please ring back.
Rachel Clifford: [holds her nose and plunges under the bath water]
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"Prison romance" isn't just that
6 December 1998 | by (Omaha, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

This movie's premise-a prisoner and outsider falling in love- may normally turn many people off. Surprisingly, is well-scripted, wonderfully filmed (some of the best camera shots and angles I've ever seen, and exceptionally well-performed. Julia Ormond, who I normally don't much care for, was wonderful. Tim Roth, as usual, blew me away. It remains one of the few movies I can watch repeatedly.


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