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

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Marcia Pilborough
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Verity Braithwaite
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Chrissie
Brenda Hall ...
Landlady
Marjorie Sudell ...
Lilly
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Jim Mortimer
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Young Marcia
Bert King ...
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Mrs. Mortimer
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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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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Il mistero di Wetherby  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$37,283, 21 July 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,299,985
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First role in an exclusively English language movie for Tom Wilkinson. See more »

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

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References Gandhi (1982) See more »

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The record, set straight
2 April 2005 | by See 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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