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Intimate Relations (1996)

R  |   |  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
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Harold
Matthew Walker ...
Stanley
Laura Sadler ...
Joyce
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Deirdre
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Maurice
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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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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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Comedy | Drama

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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Trivia

The family's boxer dog, Princess (Margaret), is obviously a male dog. The credit for the role itself is given to Max. 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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A disturbing drama
26 April 1999 | by (Kouvola, Finland) – See all my reviews

Well, I usually like english movies but this is absolutely boring and most disturbing. It is based on a true story, but still this movie is boring. Actors are good. The end is so stupid, that almost it is hard to believe that it is a true story. I would give this movie ** from *****.


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