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Deadly Advice (1994)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 1996 (USA)
Advised by the ghosts of five notable British killers, small town librarian Jodie (Jane Horrocks) sets out to murder her domineering mother, Iris (Brenda Fricker), and anyone else who stands in her way to happiness.

Director:

Mandie Fletcher

Writer:

Glenn Chandler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Horrocks ... Jodie Greenwood
Brenda Fricker ... Iris Greenwood
Imelda Staunton ... Beth Greenwood
Jonathan Pryce ... Dr. Ted Philips
Edward Woodward ... Maj. Herbert Armstrong
Billie Whitelaw ... Kate Webster
Hywel Bennett ... Dr. Crippen
Jonathan Hyde ... George Joseph Smith
John Mills ... Jack the Ripper
Ian Abbey Ian Abbey ... Bunny
Eleanor Bron ... Judge
Roger Frost Roger Frost ... Rev. Horace Cotton
Gareth Gwyn-Jones Gareth Gwyn-Jones ... Mr. Smethurst
Richard Moore Richard Moore ... Constable Dickman
Alice Burrows Alice Burrows ... Joyce Cream
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Storyline

Mother Iris Greenwood (Brenda Fricker) rules the house with an iron hand and has such power over her daughters that they see themselves as becoming old, unmarried maids. Jodie (Jane Horrocks) has feelings for the local doctor, a man much older than her, for which her mother strongly disapproves. Beth (Imelda Staunton) finds a relationship with a male stripper in Bristol, but sees nothing in the future with Mother around. While both girls would like to be rid of Mother, nothing happens until Jodie sees images of H.R. Armstrong (Edward Woodward), the man who put the town on the map by dispatching his un-loving wife. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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On how to commit the perfect murder.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Consejos mortales See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Zenith Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Horrocks was named Best Actress at the 1994 Sitges International Festival of Fantasy & Horror Film. See more »

Quotes

Jodie: Ted and I are strictly platonic.
Mother: What does *that* mean?
Jodie: It's Greek. For "having lunch occasionally."
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Soundtracks

Bunny's Strip
Composed by Hal Lindes
Performed by Hal Lindes, Phil Todd & The Optical Orchestra
Engineered by John Mackswith
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Great Black Comedy And No Spoilers
30 July 2002 | by Cherry_baby_31See all my reviews

Deadly Advice is A briliant flim. Jodie and her sister Beth is treated like their still kids (and there in their late twenties) by their mother Iris. Then Jodie remembers she saw dead people when she was a child and starts seeing them again and they start giving her advice DEADLY advice soon Jodie finds herself in a mess. Very funny 10/10 and i would recomend it to everyone!!


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