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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

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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13 May 1994 (USA)  »

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A Colina das Viúvas  »

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$6,243,722 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Edwina Broome: Nigel had often spoken so affectionately of Ireland. He loved this country so. He told me how he used to come here for the shooting.
Miss Katherine O'Hare: Really? What did he shoot? Irishmen?
Mrs. Doyle-Counihan: Miss O'Hare! Honest to God.
Miss Katherine O'Hare: Why not? It isn't as if we're ever out of season.
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Features The Ten Commandments (1923) 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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More than a chick flick
3 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, this movie has the elements of a chick flick: it's about relationships, most of the main characters are women, it's set in the 1920s and has lovely costuming and beautiful English countryside settings, and there is a love story-- but it's also more than that. It's a complex story about a single woman (Mia Farrow) in an English village, and how she interacts with her widowed and single neighbors. It combines comedy and drama in a good mix. There is action, and good pacing, with a surprise twist at the end. There are excellent actors in this film and great chemistry between them. You care about the characters; even the annoying ones. One can tell that the actors enjoyed making this movie. I would recommend this film to just about anyone. If you are of the persuasion that normally avoids chick flicks or period pieces, give this one a try. You might be surprised at what you've been missing.


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