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Bed & Breakfast (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 August 1992 (USA)
Three generations of women (Talia Shire, Nina Siemaszko, and Colleen Dewhurst) run a failing bed and breakfast in this gentle romantic comedy. Everything changes when a charming mysterious ... See full summary »

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Cindy Myers
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Roger Moore ... Adam
Talia Shire ... Claire
Colleen Dewhurst ... Ruth
Nina Siemaszko ... Cassie
Ford Rainey ... Amos
Stephen Root ... Randolph
Jamie Walters ... Mitch
Cameron Arnett ... Hilton
Bryant Bradshaw Bryant Bradshaw ... Julius
Victor Slezak ... Alex Caxton
Jake Weber ... Bobby (as Jake Webber)
Chevi Colton Chevi Colton ... Hope Bowers
Frank Dolan Frank Dolan ... Charlie Bowers
Harriet Rogers Harriet Rogers ... Elderly Shopper
Marceline Hugot ... Eloise
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Three generations of women (Talia Shire, Nina Siemaszko, and Colleen Dewhurst) run a failing bed and breakfast in this gentle romantic comedy. Everything changes when a charming mysterious stranger (Sir Roger Moore) shows up on the scene. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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He was the love of their lives until his secret life came looking for him See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Theatrical debut of Jamie Walters (Mitch). See more »

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A lost underrated Moore performance
16 July 2001 | by pitz42See all my reviews

Bed and Breakfast was made back in 1989 but only got a limited release in 1992, I haven't seen it on video or DVD but I managed to catch it on an afternoon on British TV.

It's one of the only Roger Moore films I hadn't seen, so it was a joy to see him here in his first post Bond film (he seemed to semi-retire after A View to a Kill). He's always had a knack of looking ten years younger than what he really was so he's well cast as a healthy tanned charming English gent(but of course)who enters the lives of 3 generations of women, a widow, Talia Shire, her mother in law, Colleen Dewhurst and daughter, Nina Siemasko, when he's washed ashore mysteriously.

We know that he's in some sort of trouble as there's a rather badly staged scene where he's being beaten up and thrown overboard a yacht, but to the three women, he a breath of fresh air to their individually frustrated lives. Claiming he has Amnesia to avoid explaining his situation the women welcome him into their coastal guest house where he begins to recieve free board and food if he agrees to be the man about the house and fix up the place.

This is quite a gentle small scale picture with good performances and it proves that Moore has got genuine charm rather than depending on his ultra smooth or sleazy Bond style approach. This is not Oscar worthy stuff but this forgotten little gem should be given more recognition and Moore should be considered a better actor than he usually is.

The fault of this movie lies though with the lack of thrills, it is obviously a romantic tale, but we don't seem to discover what Moore's character is really up to and the ending seems a little half hearted..


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English

Release Date:

7 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agenten leben einsam See more »

Filming Locations:

York, Maine, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,767, 9 August 1992

Gross USA:

$44,947

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,947
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