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Reckless (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  17 November 1995 (USA)
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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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Cast

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Rachel
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Tom
Juana Barrios ...
Female Reporter Re: Fire
Mike Heibeck ...
Fireman
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Anchor Person Re: Jogger
Jack Gilpin ...
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Pooty
William Duell ...
Roy
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Trish
Anthony Pagano ...
Small Boy In Therapy
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Therapist
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Host Tim Timko
Joanne Krispin ...
Beautiful Twin
Lisa Krispin ...
Beautiful Twin
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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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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

Aconteceu no Natal  »

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$103,351 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Lloyd: The past is something you wake up to. It's the nightmare you wake up to every single day.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to ... The Pagano Family ... See more »

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Soundtracks

Silent Night
(1818)
Music by Franz Gruber (uncredited)
Words By Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
English translation anonymous
Performed by Jack Jones
Courtesy of MCA Records
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In many ways a brilliant film.
12 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was going to be all apologetic for praising this film, but if you look at the ratings for this in detail you'll see that the MAJORITY of people give this film a rating of 5 and above. So how does IMDb arrive at its "weighted average" of 4.4? Ridiculous. Lots of '9's and '10's--and are we to think that all of those '5's, '6's, '7's, and '8's are put in to 'game the system'? Puh-lease.

The only thing that keeps this movie from being a '10' for me is the fact that it's crazy plot developments keep coming and coming and coming, with a ton of false endings. It gives you a headache.

But the utter brilliance of so much of this film--Deborah Rush as Trish the embezzler is, all on her own, worth the price of admission! The surprising twists with the Mary-Louise Parker character? The brilliant art direction, with its warped vision of our heroine's world as a winter wonderland in a snow globe gone mad? The plain old beauty of Stephen Dorff? There is A LOT to love about this movie. If you love movies, if you care about and are interested in movies as an art form, you will want to see this movie.

It's incredibly funny, it's beautiful, it's strange, it's wearying. It's not for everyone, but I wouldn't want to be everyone. If you're thoughtful, intelligent, and patient, you will appreciate the superb acting, film-making, and atmosphere this film provides.


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