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Intimate Relations (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  6 June 1997 (USA)
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Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marjorie Beasley
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Harold Guppy
Matthew Walker ...
Stanley Beasley
Laura Sadler ...
Joyce Beasley
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Deirdre
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Maurice Guppy
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Iris Guppy
James Aiden ...
George
Michael Bertenshaw ...
Mr. Pugh
Judy Clifton ...
Mrs. Fox-Davies
Christopher Cook ...
Deirdre's Baby
Candace Hallinan ...
Pauline
Charles Hart ...
Hotel Receptionist
George Hart ...
Car Vendor
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Pamela
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Storyline

Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is happening and threatens to tell Mr. Beasley unless she is also allowed share the bed with Harold and "Mum". "Mum" seems to think there is no harm in this, as long as Joyce doesn't take part in the physical activities. Harold gets caught up in a web of deceit and blackmail and each time he tries to break free of the grasp of "Mum" she threatens to tell the police that he has been abusing Joyce. The film continues much in this line, and it examines the effect of the relationship on both Harold and Joyce and how they are both driven to extreme action because of the influence of Mrs. Beasley. Written by SNC <sile@physics.unimelb.edu.au>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for distrubing sexual situations, a scene of related violence and some language | See all certifications »
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6 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bed & Breakfast - Die Miete zahlt der Tod  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,918 (USA) (6 June 1997)

Gross:

$7,100 (USA) (19 September 1997)
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Based on the true story of Albert Goozee, who, on a summer's afternoon in 1956, knifed to death his 53-year-old landlady Lydia Leakey and her 14-year-old daughter Norma at a popular New Forest picnic spot. Goozee claimed to have become trapped in an adulterous affair with his middle-aged landlady, and that he had been blackmailed into returning every time he had tried to leave or break off the relationship. Goozee was tried only for the murder of the teenage girl, convicted and imprisoned for life. See more »

Quotes

Harold Guppy: I like being told what to do. I'm used to it.
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Come On-a My House
Written by Ross Bagdasarian and William Saroyan
Performed by Rosemary Clooney
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breathtaking
22 August 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A movie which is breathtaking in its simplicity and honesty. The cinematography perfectly complements the storyline, and the director/writer manages to carefully deliver each item of character backstory precisely when it's needed, without seeming in any way contrived.

A true character-driven movie with the always-reliable Julie Walters.


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