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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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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Three hours of mediocrity
8 January 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Widows" is a teleflick which sticks Ruehl out front as one of four women widowed when someone "offs" their "significant others" during a heist. What follows is a long, tedious black comedy about the motley gaggle of females who set out to get revenge and recompense. Perhaps the biggest problem with this 3 hour miniseries is not what's there but what's missing. There's no significant love or romance or sex; comedy or gags or laughs; heart or gut wrenching drama; etc. There is some action but the bulk of the flick is just scheming upon scheming, busy work, and developing characters who aren't very interesting and who engender little empathy. Too long, too tedious, too little, too late. Recommended as an exercise in conquering ADD. (C)

Note - This miniseries is anywhere from 168 to 273 minutes depending on where you get the info. The DVD sleeve showed 168 minutes which is probably the DVD's run time though it seemed more like 273 minutes.


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