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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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23 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El secreto de Mary Reilly  »

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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Connections

Version of Climax!: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1955) See more »

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User Reviews

Julia Roberts in a horror? Better than you think
28 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I thought it was actually a very good film. I didnt realise when I started watching it that it would be so graphic, I never thought of Roberts doing a Period Horror, and she does better than i would have thought... although the accent is a bit dodgy at times. John is excellent- a very scary Hyde/Jekkel! Glenn Close makes a scarely good whore mistress! all in all a good film well worth watching!


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