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Red Letters (2000)

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A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.

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Dennis Burke
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Lydia Davis
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Thurston Clarque
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After a sexual harassment incident, Dennis Burke, a Nathaniel Hawthorne scholar, goes to work at a California college. He begins correspondence with an imprisoned murderer, Lydia Davis. Burke is finding old habits hard to break, developing relationships with obsessive coeds. Meanwhile, Lydia escapes from prison. Dennis and his colleague Thurston, a computer scientist and hacker, find themselves caught in a web of intrigue. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for strong language including sexual dialogue, and for some nudity | See all certifications »
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25 November 2000 (South Korea)  »

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Späte Abrechnung  »

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Dennis Burke grabs a newspaper and reads a headline, relevant to the plot, that indicates State Manhunt Widens. But if you pause the frame and read the text of the article below the headline, you see it is a bogus article about teenage curfew, totally unrelated to the headline. See more »

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Faust
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Music by Charles Gounod
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A guilty pleasure, and better than you might think
22 November 2002 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This was a surprise. Peter Coyote is one of the few actors I can imagine who actually convinces you that he is an expert on Hawthorne. Unlike many such movies, the college setting was convincing. Nastassja Kinski smolders quietly, and effectively, as the girl who may or may not be a murderer, Fairuza Balk is enticing and funny as the dean's daughter who falls for Coyote, and when is it not a pleasure to watch Jeremy Piven doing "Jeremy Piven"?

Any movie that makes you want to re-read Hawthorne is worth watching. Maybe For English Majors Only, but thoroughly enjoyable to the end.


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