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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.

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Michael Laughlin

Writers:

Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Laughlin (screenplay)
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Cast

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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Certificate:

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Country:

Australia | New Zealand | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shocked See more »

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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Trivia

Final cinema movie of English actor Harry Andrews who portrayed Old Thompson. 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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Didn't quite GET IT!
27 May 2005 | by Clara19987See all my reviews

While I adore Jodie Foster and find all of John Lithgow's performances to be uniquely brilliant, I really didn't get this movie. The actors were great, but the filming, directing, and especially the script were inarticulate and just plain messy. While I kind of understood the plot by the end of the movie, I couldn't help being confused as I watched it. The character development was non-existent. The plot was put together with spit. I felt awful for the actors who looked like they were desperately trying to make sense of the movie for the audience. I've seen other confusing movies where the directing and script were so brilliant that even if I didn't understand it the first time, I was intrigued to watch it again. This time, I really was not interested to attempt it again. What a mess! Still, Lithgow and Foster should be proud of their performances. They really did a good job despite the lack of script. Good material, good story, and good acting - but what a shame that the director and the writer couldn't portray it any better.


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