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A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.

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George Cole ...
Mr. Poole
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Mary's Father
Kathy Staff ...
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Annie
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Mary's Mother
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Haffinger
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Sir Danvers Carew (as Ciaran Hinds)
Sasha Hanau ...
Moya Brady ...
Young Woman
Emma Griffiths Malin ...
Young Whore
David Ross ...
Doctor
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Storyline

We are somewhere in England in the 19th century. A Pretty housemaid works in a nice house, which is Dr. Jekyll's house. Mary Reilly think she found her best job, because she is poor and the doctor is well-known and rich. The film tells the 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' story as a woman sees the two men, one of them is good and the other is evil. And she loves them ... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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The Battle between Good and Evil has many Victims...and one Witness. See more »


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Rated R for notable gore and some strong violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A gonosz csábítása  »

Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,600,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Malkovich wore color blend contacts to make his eyes appear blue for his role as Henry Jekyll - a far softer look in comparison to the wild dark-eyed look of Edward Hyde. See more »

Goofs

Mary's accent disappears & reappears several times during the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Henry Jekyll: I'm not going to bite you.
Mary Reilly: I'm sorry, sir, you gave me a fright.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: You're up very early.
Mary Reilly: I'm generally up by five, sir, otherwise I get behind.
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Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1980) See more »

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Amazing
31 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why I loved this movie more...the blatant seduction, the beautiful cinematography or John Malkovich's performance, but one way or another this movie took me completely away. I've always loved the Jekyll and Hyde story - lifelong fan of those older tales - and this has to be the best version I've ever seen. Yes, it got lots of trashing. Why? No idea. The script is a bit melodramatic in parts and Julia Roberts does not exactly blow one away, but those two little issues aside, it really captured me as a film (and believe me, I've seen many). As the twisted schizo, Malkovich truly delivered. Hands down it's one of my favorite of his performances. He was so different from Jekyll to Hyde; I really appreciate people who can do that. Definitely see this movie, it's very worth it. Very well done.


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