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Wetherby (1985)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 19 July 1985 (USA)
The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

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David Hare

Writer:

David Hare
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Jean Travers
Ian Holm ... Stanley Pilborough
Judi Dench ... Marcia Pilborough
Marjorie Yates Marjorie Yates ... Verity Braithwaite
Tom Wilkinson ... Roger Braithwaite
Penny Downie ... Chrissie
Brenda Hall Brenda Hall ... Landlady
Marjorie Sudell Marjorie Sudell ... Lilly
Patrick Blackwell Patrick Blackwell ... Derek - Chrissie's Husband
Joely Richardson ... Young Jean Travers
Robert Hines Robert Hines ... Jim Mortimer
Katy Behean Katy Behean ... Young Marcia
Bert King Bert King ... Mr. Mortimer
Paula Tilbrook Paula Tilbrook ... Mrs. Mortimer
Christopher Fulford ... Arthur
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

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Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

This movie and The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) were the first screen roles of Joely Richardson. This movie was Richardson's first significant part in a movie. See more »

Quotes

Mike Langdon: The problem is: no crime was being commited. Killing yourself is legal even in front of somebody else.
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Crazy Credits

The cast credits are divided up into groups under the following headings: The Wetherby Characters; In the Past; The School; Miss Travers' Class; The Police; and From the University of Essex. See more »

Connections

References The Third Man (1949) See more »

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The record, set straight
2 April 2005 | by esyankowSee all my reviews

This is a great film. I just saw it for the first time. The comment above is completely wrong, however. I must set the record straight. The military scenes are not US soldiers, but rather a flashback for Vanessa Redgrave to a love lost. Royal Air Force, sir, in Malay. I whole-heartedly recommend the film. It has a great dramatic score. It also has tackles some real dark ideas about love and life. And it has a pace that doesn't exist anymore in many films, especially those with stars. Great performances from Ian Holm and Tom Wilkinson. Also a fine performance from a very young Joely Richardson (Vanessa Redgrave's daughter), who now stars on FX's Nip Tuck.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wetherby See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,283, 21 July 1985

Gross USA:

$1,299,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,299,985
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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