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Joseph's Mother
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Doctor Evans
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Lily Henson
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Beverly
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Marie
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Frank
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Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged schoolteacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there are no excitements, even in long-time relationship with a widow. However, when 17-year old beauty enrolls in his class, Joseph would soon end up in her arms. After that, Joseph is torn between the passion and feeling that he is doing something wrong. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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No love is safe from desire. See more »

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Rated R for nudity, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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31 May 1996 (Greece)  »

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Acts of Love  »

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$156,975 (USA)
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Both Dennis Hopper and Amy Irving have full frontal nude scenes in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Catherine's parents come to Joseph's house, the hall clock reads 8:35. When Catherine shows up just after her parents leave, the same clock now reads 7:35. See more »

Quotes

[On being a spurned middle aged lover]
Rosalee Henson: I'm not going to get another chance.
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 13 April 1996 (1996) See more »

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SO HIGH
Written by Tab Benoit
Published by Justice Artists Music Corp. (BMI)
Performed by Tab Benoit
Courtesy of Justice Record Co., Inc.
Under license by Justice Music Corporation
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Make the bad man stop!
14 September 2003 | by (Li Shui, China) – See all my reviews

One of the worst movies I have ever seen. If it had a few musical numbers, it would beat out Ishtar for worst movie of all time. Ed Wood is smiling somewhere.

This film is NOT a convincing character study, the premise that a 49 year old with arrested development issues is going to have a revitalizing affair with the local sex kitten (who initiates it!!) seems more implausible than the plots of most action films. At least the action films supply devices which we can use to suspend our disbelief. A 17-year old with a penchant for handicapped men still living with their mothers is beyond my ken.

At least I got a laugh out of this movie, Amy Locane's immolation of the horse (a ruse to get Hopper to act as a hero and save it, but his gimpy leg precludes such a possibility) is forever etched in my mind.


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