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The widows of three men killed while trying to steal a famous painting, join forces to find their husband's killers and finish off the job of stealing the painting.
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 Dolly Rawlins (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Shirley Heller (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Linda Pirelli (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Bella (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Detective John Maynard (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Sara Sellick (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Harry Rawlins (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Jimmy Rawlins (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Bill (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Mike Resnick (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Audrey (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Stein (4 episodes, 2002)
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The widows of three men killed while trying to steal a famous painting, join forces to find their husband's killers and finish off the job of stealing the painting.

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They took over the family business and made out like bandits.

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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6 August 2002 (USA)  »

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Originally this was to be shown as a 2-part mini-series, but the network decided to air this as a limited series consisting of four shows. See more »

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Remake of Widows (1983) See more »

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Far from the original
3 July 2004 | by (Cape Town) – See all my reviews

watched the original English version of Widows back in 1983 and thought it was exciting, so when this thing came on cable, I actually thought it was the original they were screening once again.

As it turned out it wasn't but I anyway sat through the thing feeling a little disappointed from the start.

The setting has changed from London to Boston, but otherwise the plot and the twists are the same, and it manages to keep a fairly good tempo (it is also a lot shorter than the original, which was 6 episodes of roughly 60 minutes).

Unfortunately the acting is nowhere near the original, which was one of the aspects that made it stand out - and justify the length, because you could get a feel for the main characters. This never happens in the American update, but it is still not half bad, primarily because of a decent story.

Conclusion: 5, but I prefer the original any day of the week.


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