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The Substitute Wife (1994)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance, Western  |  23 May 1994 (USA)
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In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.

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Pearl
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Amy Hightower
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Martin Hightower
Karis Paige Bryant ...
Jessica (as Karis Bryant)
Cory Lloyd ...
Nathan
Colton Conklin ...
Jack
Annie Suite ...
Mrs. Van Der Meer
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Mrs. Parker
Gena Sleete ...
Hattie Donahue
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Isabel Donahue
Lou Perryman ...
Saloon Keeper
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Black Deer
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Royal Spencer
Wally Welch ...
Jake
Guich Koock ...
Mr. Van Der Meer
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In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.

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A prostituted wife.

1869, at a farm in Nebraska. Amy Hightower (Lea Thompson) discovers that she is affected by an incurable illness. Wife and devoted mother, she decides to find a new woman for her husband, Martin (Peter Weller). Having finally persuaded her husband, Amy visits numerous widows, but always returns empty-handed. Frustrated, she eventually makes her proposition to prostitutes. One of them, Pearl ( Farrah Fawcett), accepts immediately...

Looking like "The Little House on the Prairie ", with a shot of vulgarity and a good dose of unlikeliness. On this insipid cream tart, a cherry: Farrah Fawcett!


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