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She-Devil (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 December 1989 (USA)
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A surprisingly resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.

Director:

Susan Seidelman

Writers:

Fay Weldon (novel), Barry Strugatz (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Mary Fisher
Roseanne Barr ... Ruth Patchett
Ed Begley Jr. ... Bob
Linda Hunt ... Hooper
Sylvia Miles ... Mrs. Fisher
Elisebeth Peters Elisebeth Peters ... Nicolette Patchett
Bryan Larkin ... Andy Patchett
A Martinez ... Garcia
Maria Pitillo ... Olivia Honey
Mary Louise Wilson ... Mrs. Trumper
Susan Willis Susan Willis ... Ute
Jack Gilpin ... Larry
Robin Leach ... Himself
Nitchie Barrett Nitchie Barrett ... Bob's Secretary
June Gable June Gable ... Realtor
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Storyline

Ruth is a wife and mother who tries to please her husband (Bob) but finds him pulling away and spending more time at the office than at home. When he begins an affair with a famous romance novelist (Mary) and leaves Ruth to raise their kids, she decides she's had enough of playing nice docile housewife. Ruth endeavors to show Bob and Mary the truth about themselves and each other, while creating a new successful life of her own. Written by Mia Holder

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Taglines:

Revenge Is Sweet... And Low.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La diabla See more »

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Gross USA:

$15,351,421
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This cinema movie was made and released about three years after the first version of the film's source book, the four hour The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986) mini-series, had been first broadcast on UK television in 1986. See more »

Goofs

When Bob picks up the mail from the mailbox and hands the pink envelope to Mary it has no stamp on it. See more »

Quotes

Paula: I hate to say "I told you so..."
Mary Fisher: But you just did, didn't you?
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Tied Up
Written by Dieter Meier and Boris Blank
Performed by Yello
Provided Courtesy of Mercury Records
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If you think this is good wait till you see the british version
26 April 2002 | by ellie-hodge3See all my reviews

If you enjoyed this film wait till you see the british version starring Patricia Hodge, Dennis Waterman and Julie.T.wallace. Once you have seen it you will forget why you ever liked this film. If you want a dramatic end to this story watch the english version it doesn't end as happily as this film there is no fairy tale end to mary fishers life only for ruth.


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