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The Turn of the Screw (1992)

A young woman is hired by a wealthy but sinister man to tutor his two children at the family's isolated estate. When the woman gets there, she finds that the two children are not quite what... See full summary »

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Rusty Lemorande

Writers:

Henry James (novel), Rusty Lemorande
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patsy Kensit ... Jenny
Stéphane Audran ... Mrs. Grose
Julian Sands ... Mr. Cooper
Marianne Faithfull ... Narrator
Olivier Debray Olivier Debray ... Quint
Bryony Brind Bryony Brind ... Miss Jessel
Thomas Krygier Thomas Krygier ... Jenny's Father / Vicar
Doreen Mantle ... Doreen
Peter Whitman Peter Whitman ... Peter
Mickey Monroe Mickey Monroe ... Secretary
Anna Bolt Anna Bolt ... Anna
Laura Cox Laura Cox ... Laura
Sara Newman Sara Newman ... Sarah (as Sara Mansfield)
Albert Sasson Albert Sasson ... Psychiatrist
Tony O'Leary Tony O'Leary ... Geoffrey
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A young woman is hired by a wealthy but sinister man to tutor his two children at the family's isolated estate. When the woman gets there, she finds that the two children are not quite what they seem to be--in fact, they are possessed by the spirits of the evil Quint and his lover. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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children | evil | nightgown | girl | boy | See All (48) »

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...but when they were bad. They were evil.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for images of terror and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le tour d'écrou See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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* * * out of 4.
12 September 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

I have never had the pleasure of reading the story or seeing the previous film adaptions from which this movie is based on which probably explains why I liked this film so much. Anyway, the story is about a nanny (Patsy Kensit) who takes charge of a household for a strange man (Julian Sands- in a brief cameo appearance) and his even stranger children who seem troubled by some unknown terror. This is a frightening film with a slow pace that actually works in favor of the film. As a result of the slow pace the terror is allowed to slowly build up to a terrifying climax. Kensit does a respectable job in the lead role.

Rated R; Nudity & Sexual Situations.


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