On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.

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Juana Barrios ...
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William Duell ...
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Joanne Krispin ...
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On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.

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Rated PG-13 for complex psychological themes and some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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17 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Aconteceu no Natal  »

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$103,351 (USA)
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Reckless was first staged by The Production Company in 1983 under the direction of Norman René, who also directed the movie. It underwent some revisions and had other productions, with the first performance of the 1985 published version occurring on 14 September 1988 at New York's Circle Repertory Company, again directed by Norman René. More recently it had a Broadway revival. Previews began on 23 September 2004; the opening on 14 October 2004 and closing on 19 December 2004 after 77 total performances. Mary-Louise Parker who played Pooty in the movie, took the lead role as Rachel and Debra Monk repeated her movie role in the Broadway run. See more »

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Rachel: I was thinking about how people in movies and books are always getting puppies on Christmas. But you never have to see anyone cleaning up the...
Therapist: Shit?
Rachel: ...or get hit by cars. You just see them with a big red bow, and the kids are smiling.
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Tess, Ralph & Juniper ... production dogs See more »

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Jingle Bells
(1857)
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
Performed by Pat Boone
Courtesy of MCA Records
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excellent film, beautiful and touching
5 June 2005 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film by Norman Rene. The final installment of three films that Rene made.

I thought it was beautifully done and particularly loved Mia Farrow in this film.

For me, the film exploresidentity in the same ways as his earlier film, prelude to a kiss....

and perhaps also explores issues related to HIV/AIDS, much like his earlier two films. This is NOT the stage play, like any film of previously written material it illustrates the directors point of view. I highly recommend this film, it's a rare delight W


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