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

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Cast

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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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23 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A gonosz csábítása  »

Box Office

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$47,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Although the crew originally shot an ending similar to the book's (an anticlimax in which Jekyll dies and Mary lies beside him), there were no fewer than 25 rewrites. In winter 1995, months after Mary Reilly's production team had disbanded, the producers called back the stars to shoot three alternative endings. For one of them, Glenn Close was flown back to London on the Concorde for one day of work. 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 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2006) 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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