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Widows' Peak (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  13 May 1994 (USA)
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Edwina has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak," so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather exclusive bunch. The residents ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Miss Katherine O'Hare / Clancy
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Mrs. Doyle-Counihan
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Godfrey Doyle-Counihan
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Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist
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Miss Grubb, Doyle-Counihan's Maid / Driver
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Canon Murtagh
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Maddie O'Hara, Broome's Maid
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Gaffney, Lawyer
Michael James Ford ...
Lieutenant Rokesby
Garrett Keogh ...
Grogan, Realtor
Britta Smith ...
Mrs. Colgan
Sheila Flitton ...
Mrs. Mulrooney
Marie Conmee ...
Mrs. Lawless
Ingrid Craigie ...
Mrs. Purdieu
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Edwina has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak," so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather exclusive bunch. The residents are all curious about their new neighbor, but no one can seem to get much information about her, including queen bee Mrs. DC, whose son is busy wooing Edwina. Miss O'Hare and Edwina have an immediate dislike for each other, however, and soon some accidental encounters begin to look like Edwina is trying to ruin her new rival. The problems escalate and the town is in an uproar, but they get no closer to solving the mystery of the newcomer. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Scandal, seduction, blackmail and murder. Thank heavens their husbands aren't alive!


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Rated PG for mild language and theme | See all certifications »

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$6,243,722 (USA)
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The movie's writer, Irish playwright Hugh Leonard, originally wrote the part of Miss O'Hare especially for Maureen O'Sullivan, but she gracefully reneged because of her advanced age and dwindling stamina. Her daughter Mia Farrow ultimately took over the role See more »

Goofs

Just after Edwina and Godfrey have sat down on the blanket for a picnic, you can see the top of a modern car driving by in the background. See more »

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References The Big Parade (1925) See more »

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Mother Machree
Music by Ernest Ball and Chauncey Olcott
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Performed by Donal J. Byrne (as Donal Byrne)
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Good acting, implausible ending
23 August 2001 | by (Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

This is billed as a suspense/comedy, but is really lacking in comedy. The acting is fairly good, but the script forces us to accept numerous incidents of inexplicably outrageous behaviour from the characters culminating in an ending that my wife and I anticipated, but may be a surprise to some. While the ending reveals the characters' hidden motivations, it is paper thin. We really don't care what happens to the characters anyway, so the ending fails to deliver its punch to the viewer.


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