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Under Heaven (1998)

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Cynthia and Buck are a young couple with little but love. Soon Cynthia drops the cough syrup and beer drinking Buck: her dreams of being a princess did not involve an unemployed boyfriend ... See full summary »

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Eleanor Dunston
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Buck
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Cynthia
Kevin Phillip ...
John
Krisha Fairchild ...
Cynthia's Mother
Marjorie Nelson ...
Mrs. Fletcher
Alisa Mackay ...
Francis
Elsie Vance ...
Brittany
Teru McDonald ...
Ashley
Anna Copley ...
Eleanor's Doctor
George Catalano ...
Vegetable Man
Stefan Enriquez ...
Mexican Man
Meliza Chavez ...
Mexican Girl
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God (voice)
Rod Utley ...
Doctor in Hospital
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Cynthia and Buck are a young couple with little but love. Soon Cynthia drops the cough syrup and beer drinking Buck: her dreams of being a princess did not involve an unemployed boyfriend who steals steaks and fruit-pies under his shirt. Setting out on her own, a devastated Buck left behind, Cynthia gets a job caring for rich but terminally ill Eleanor. As God would have it, Buck comes back into the picture. Cynthia persuades him to charm the self-conscious Eleanor, to gain favors in her will. What ensues is an intense love triangle, a passionate example of the redeeming power of love and forgiveness. Written by Guillaume Bock <guillaume@cyberdude.com>

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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This was one of the first seven films to be foreclosed by the Screen Actors Guild for non-payment of wages and residuals to SAG members. On 13 July 2004, rights to the film were sold at auction. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia: ...and if I get rich, I'll help you record it.
John: Ah, budding patron of the arts.
Cynthia: Hey, I'd be a good person if I were rich.
John: Why not be a good person now? It's not like it's not an option.
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Written by Joe Raposo and Don Nicholl
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6 February 1999 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

A revisit to Wings of the Dove. Uneven performances and a sometimes self-indulgent script all in a really cool house. The story is basically the same principle: a young woman get her lover to become the lover of a dying rich woman. None of the characters are really likable, but neither are they nasty enough to hate. They fall right into that "annoying, but if they're your friends, I guess they can come to dinner" category.

Despite all of this, there are points where its manipulative sentimentality actually leaks through. As the young man and Joely Richardson fall in love, you can't help but appreciate the feeling of danger and dread that accompanies it.


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