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Woman Wanted (1999)

A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.

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Cast

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Emma Riley
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Richard Goddard
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Monica
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Gracie
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Peg
Sean McCann ...
Kevin
Jackie Richardson ...
Lydia
Jordan Zalis ...
Raymond (at 13)
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Michael
Jonathan Barrett ...
Daniel
Joanna McClelland Glass ...
Ariadne (as Joanna Glass)
Elaine Pigden ...
Marion
Rhiannon Benedict ...
Betsy (as Valerie Wynne)
Mauralea Austin ...
Maggie
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Storyline

Story of a woman (Hunter) who comes to work as a housekeeper for a widower (Moriarty) and his grown son (Sutherland) and of their attachment to her to the point that she is asked by the father to marry... to the dismay of the son who also loves her. But the animosity of the two men toward each other is finally resolved when she becomes intentionally pregnant, possibly by one or the other as she goes to bed with both men within a matter of days, causing neither to win her for himself, but both to become bound together because of the child. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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14 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Desmotes tou pathous  »

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1.85 : 1
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Kiefer Sutherland's mother, Shirley Douglas is in this film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Richard Goddard: [answering the phone] Hello.
Emma Riley: Hello. I'm calling from Boston about your ad in The Globe.
Richard Goddard: Oh, yes.
Emma Riley: It says woman wanted, live in. Why are you advertising in Boston when you live in New Haven?
Richard Goddard: Actually I grew up with an Irish nanny. She was kind and generous and pleasant to be with.
Emma Riley: Are you married?
Richard Goddard: I'm widowed. I have a son in his twenties who's uh... he's going through some difficulties. He lives at home, and we need someone to help put our house in order.
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Soundtracks

Everything I Have Is Yours
Written by Burton Lane and Harold Adamson
Performed by Billy Eckstine
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing
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Pleasantly Surprised..
15 September 2001 | by (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – See all my reviews

I have to admit I checked out this movie solely because it was filmed locally and was curious how it turned out - what a pleasant surprise! I would describe this quiet, somewhat slow moving film as a bittersweet, and moving testament to the bonds of family. It is also eerily reminiscent of Redford's "Ordinary People" starring Keifer's dad, Donald Sutherland. The performances were A+. The interplay between father and son were especially moving and I couldn't help thinking( hypothetically of course)of Keifer's own personal issues with his own estranged father(especially since Keifer also directed this, as well as starred in it). Ideally this movie would of, I believe, have had a bigger audience as a movie of the week or say a Hallmark presentation. Too bad, as "Woman Wanted" is a likable film deserving of more recognition, or even possibly an Emmy nomination if it was. But be warned, this movie is quite slow...just stick with it, it'll be worth it.


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