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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Revenge Is Sweet... And Low.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Box Office

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The names of the new books that Mary Fisher (Meryl Streep) wrote were "Love in the Rinse Cycle" and "Trust and Betrayal: A Docu-novel of Love, Money and Scepticism". See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes, when Roseanne is trying on the gold and black mini dress, she turns 3/4 to the camera and we hear the dress's zip and she looks satisfied at finally getting it to zip up. But in the mirror on the left, you can see that the dress is still half-unzipped and her bra is still showing as much as before. See more »

Quotes

Mary Fisher: Who let you in here?
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Connections

Referenced in Mad About You: Met Someone (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Tren D'Amor
Written by Jermaine Stewart, Ian Curnow and Phil Harding
Performed by Jermaine Stewart
Provided Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. / Arista Records, Inc.
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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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