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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mary Fisher
... Ruth Patchett
... Bob
... Hooper
... Mrs. Fisher
Elisebeth Peters ... Nicolette Patchett
... Andy Patchett
... Garcia
... Olivia Honey
... Mrs. Trumper
Susan Willis ... Ute
Jack Gilpin ... Larry
... Himself
Nitchie Barrett ... Bob's Secretary
June Gable ... Realtor
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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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Revenge Is Sweet... And Low.

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Comedy

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8 December 1989 (USA)  »

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$15,351,421
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Star Billing: Meryl Streep (1st), Roseanne Barr (2nd), Ed Begley Jr. (3rd), Sylvia Miles (4th) and Linda Hunt (5th). See more »

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When Ruth boards the bus headed for NYC, you can briefly see Hooper standing off to the back of the bus before she begins sprinting after it. See more »

Quotes

Nicolette: What about our clothes?
Ruth: Gone.
Andy Patchett: What about my toys?
Ruth: Gone.
Nicolette: What about my tapes?
Ruth: Gone, everything is gone.
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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: End of the Season (1994) See more »

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It's Getting Hot
Performed by The Fat Boys
Provided Courtesy of Tin Pan Apple Records
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Her Name
23 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

So cool that Rosanne's name in the movie was RUTH! Do you know what that means --- the common noun "ruth"?

I thought this movie was really funny. Not a great, mind you. Not a classic. I am not lamenting the fact that it got no Oscars. But I am deploring its abysmally low rating on imdb. I just don't get it.


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