Dolores Claiborne works as a maid for a wealthy woman in remote Maine. When she is indicted for the elderly woman's murder, Dolores' daughter Selena returns from New York, where she has become a big-shot reporter. In the course of working out the details of what has happened, as well as some shady questions from the past and Selina's troubled childhood, many difficult truths are revealed about their family's domestic strife. This is cleverly portrayed with present reality shot in cool blue tones blending seamlessly into flashbacks shot in vivid color. As small town justice relentlessly grinds forward, surprises lie in store for the viewers.... Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Sometimes, an accident can be an unhappy woman's best friend
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Did You Know?
A fire on the set in Nova Scotia, Canada, caused one million dollars damage. See more
When Selena telephones Peter, the cuffs on his sleeve alternate between being open and being fastened. See more
I want my china pig!
Which one? There's only about two-hundred of 'em.
Referenced in Storm of the Century
Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager
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