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Eleanor Dunston
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Buck
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Cynthia
Kevin Phillip ...
John
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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
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Mexican Man
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Mexican Girl
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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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In a Private Garden  »

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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 »

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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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In This Hole
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In A Private Garden-aka Under Heaven
12 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

I found this to be a sweet sentimental tale of scheming, true love and a surprising ending. Like most films like this about sickness and death, it really doesn't show the terrible details of one who is dying of cancer. The way that Joely Richardson affected the lives of the 3 people who were scheming for her wealth and riches was really touching, makes one sit back and really think, what is life really all about. I did enjoy this film greatly.


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