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Mary Reilly (1996)

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

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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)
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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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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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Trivia

Julia Roberts was nominated for a Razzie for Worst Actress for this movie. She lost to Demi Moore for Striptease (1996). 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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Very underrated film.
8 July 2000 | by (Saint Petersburg, Florida) – See all my reviews

Performances, direction, cinematography are all first rate. The only real flaw is an uneconomical script. Julia Roberts has been lambasted for this part yet I doubt she has ever acted with more believability. You could say her beauty is, perhaps, a hindrance here but...


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