After a husband is accused of driving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.

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K.D. Dietrickson
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Man on the Hill (Michael)
Evelyn Dignam ...
Labrador Walker
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District Attorney Steve Waters
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Gary Latourette ...
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Debra Gill
Gregg Artz ...
Will
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Hedda Amerson (as Robin Wright Penn)
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Leo Amerson
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Brett Amerson
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After a husband is accused of driving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.

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Rated PG-13 for intense thematic elements, brief disturbing images, language and nudity | See all certifications »
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Robin Wright and Erin Dignam have been friends for a long time. Dignam wrote the lead part of Hedda specifically for Wright. See more »

Quotes

Man on the Hill: There are also boundaries - that's part of it - it's not just this magnetic field, it's the initial response to the magnetic field that makes us build these fences. These fences, it's the way that we build everything -to protect ourselves so that we are just looking at each other across these acceptable distances. And we drew the line so we separated out. That is not our purpose. We are at odds. We are at odds right? So there isn't any real help. There really isn't any real help.
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Miller's Angels
Performed by Counting Crows
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stunning, daring, and original
5 June 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Seattle Film Festival before it was released...if it ever was released. It has got to be one of the best movies I've ever seen, but it's a terrible shame that it didn't ever find its audience. Daring story of a woman who refuses to cooperate with a lawyer who is prosecuting her blatantly manipulative and very dangerous ex-boyfriend. The character played by Robyn Wright Penn is of a type rarely seen, or at least rarely examined, on screen. Rarely have I been so completely taken in emotionally by a film. Amazing.


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