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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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: Rachel Mary Ellen. The Rachel is silent.
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Spoofs Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

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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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I loved this dark comedy.
8 November 2004 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Even though this was one of the strangest movies I have ever seen, it kept you wondering what could possibly happen next. I love most of Mary Louise Parker's performances and this was no different. She has the ability to bring so much to every character she plays. The movie follows Mia Farrow's character through various changes in her life and how she deals with each of them. It isn't an award winning movie by any means, but will make you think. I highly recommend it. I would have probably never stumbled across this movie if Tivo hadn't told me that Stephen Dorff was in it. Even though his part was very small I was glad that it brought me to the movie in the first place. I have to say that I'm happy to see that they are turning the movie into a Broadway play with Mary Louise Parker in the cast. I think it will be a must see.


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