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After being thrown out of her house, Maria encounters a married woman who complains of not having children. Maria ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the woman.

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Hal Hartley

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Hal Hartley

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrienne Shelly ... Maria Coughlin
Martin Donovan ... Matthew Slaughter
Rebecca Nelson Rebecca Nelson ... Jean Coughlin (as Merritt Nelson)
John MacKay John MacKay ... Jim Slaughter
Edie Falco ... Peg Coughlin
Gary Sauer Gary Sauer ... Anthony
Matt Malloy ... Ed
Suzanne Costollos Suzanne Costollos ... Rachel
Jeff Howard Jeff Howard ... Robert
Karen Sillas ... Nurse Paine
Tom Thon ... Deli Man
Hannah Sullivan Hannah Sullivan ... Ruark Boss (as Patricia Sullivan)
Marko Hunt Marko Hunt ... John Coughlin
Kathryn Mederos Kathryn Mederos ... Factory Woman
Bill Sage ... John Bill
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Storyline

When high school dropout Maria Coughlin announces her pregnancy to her parents, her father drops dead on the floor. Her mother kicks her out of the house and her boyfriend dumps her, so Maria is left alone and homeless. This is when she meets Matthew Slaughter. Matthew is an educated high school graduate with a great talent for fixing electronic devices, but he can't hang on to a job because of his principled attitude towards quality. When Maria accepts Matthew's offer to help her, they begin to form a relationship with each other in which both of them begin to change. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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A slightly twisted comedy

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1991 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$356,122
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Jean Coughlin: I don't think she knows much about how to make love to a man.
Matthew: She must know something, she's pregnant.
Jean Coughlin: That's what I mean. A girl who knows how to make love to a man would never let that happen.
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Years later and this movie still get me
28 March 2006 | by john_bonsaiSee all my reviews

I had the honor of viewing this, one of Hal Hartley's first films, last night. This being 2006, needless to say it has been some time since my first viewing of this very special film. This is the kind of movie that I recommend to certain friends and younger people I know (I first viewed it when very young). So many moments sit in my mind unnoticed until another viewing years after the last. An amazing tale of growth and awakening in a world that often does not present itself as being conducive to growth. The dialog is pure Hartley (if you are unfamiliar with his films I would recommend this as a good place to start). Halfway between John Hughes and Samuel Beckett. The actors portray their awakenings delicately and with precision. Please see this film!


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