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Mesmerized (1985)

PG | | Drama | 31 December 1986 (USA)
An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

Director:

Michael Laughlin

Writers:

Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Laughlin (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Foster ... Victoria
John Lithgow ... Oliver Thompson
Michael Murphy ... Wilson
Dan Shor ... George
Harry Andrews ... Old Thompson
Phillip Holder Phillip Holder ... Dr. Finch (as Philip Holder)
Beryl Te Wiata Beryl Te Wiata ... Mrs. Simmons
Reg Evans ... Mr. Simmons
Jonathan Hardy ... Burley
Don Selwyn Don Selwyn ... Joseph
Derek Hardwick Derek Hardwick ... Longwood
George Spoors George Spoors ... Lawyer
Bob Gould Bob Gould ... Judge
Jonathan Elsom Jonathan Elsom ... Public Prosecutor
Norman Fairley ... Bailiff
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An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

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The ultimate price is paid for a young girl's loss of innocence. See more »

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The movie is known in different English language territories by three different English language titles. These are: "Shocked", "Mesmerized" and "My Letter to George". See more »

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[first lines]
Judge: Order in court! Council for the defense of Mrs. Victoria Thompson: Thomas Longwood, MP.
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Slow pace adds nothing
16 August 2002 | by OsGlinkSee all my reviews

The slow pace of this movie adds nothing to the suspenseful nature. It's just plain boring. Lithgow and Foster are outstanding, but editing and/or directing made this a crash-and-burn. Yawn! Although the scenery is beautiful at times, the interior shots are all cliched and uninteresting. As if the director is trying to draw the viewer towards well-known references, but rewarding him with nothing novel in the end.


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Country:

Australia | New Zealand | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Budget:

$5,654,930 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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