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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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Juana Barrios ...
Female Reporter Re: Fire
Mike Heibeck ...
Fireman
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William Duell ...
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Anthony Pagano ...
Small Boy In Therapy
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Host Tim Timko
Joanne Krispin ...
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Lisa 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)  »

Also Known As:

Aconteceu no Natal  »

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$103,351 (USA)
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Trivia

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: Oh, God, I thought I was getting shorter!
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Soundtracks

Ding Dong! Merrily on High
(1924)
Music: traditional
First published by Thoinot Arbeau (uncredited) in "Orchesographie" (1588)
(Thoinot Arbeau is a pseudonym of Jehan Tabourot)
Lyrics by George Ratcliffe Woodward (uncredited) in English from the Latin "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" (1924)
Arranged by David Willcocks
Performed by Saint Thomas Choir at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
Conducted by Gerre Hancock
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Life inside a snow-globe...it sounds better than it plays
7 August 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

It's always good to see Mia Farrow at work, but she's lost among the snowflakes in this hectic disaster. Farrow, playing wife to Tony Goldwyn (though he's young enough to be her son), appears to be living an idyllic life inside a winter wonderland until one day when she gets a startling dose of reality: her husband admits he's hired a man to kill her. She flees into the night, taking refuge with a bizarre couple who want to help rebuild her existence. Screenwriter Craig Lucas adapted his own play (and brought with it that ridiculous title), and so has no one else to blame for the picture's bumpy rhythm and off-putting characters. The production design and art direction of "Reckless" are both rather interesting, although they are services rendered for an inane and alienating screenplay. It's supposed to be a dark holiday comedy, though the entire cast is at a loss with this unfunny, occasionally offensive material. *1/2 from ****


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