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Desperate Remedies (1993)

In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Ward-Lealand ... Dorothea Brook
Kevin Smith ... Lawrence Hayes
Lisa Chappell ... Anne Cooper
Cliff Curtis ... Fraser
Michael Hurst ... Willam Poyser
Kiri Mills Kiri Mills ... Rose
Bridget Armstrong ... Mary Anne
Timothy Raby Timothy Raby ... Mr. Weedle
Helen Steemson Helen Steemson ... Gnits
Geeling Ching Geeling Ching ... Su Lim
Kate Bartlett Kate Bartlett ... Chorus #1
Johnny Bond Johnny Bond ... Chorus #2
Ann Coc-Kroft Ann Coc-Kroft ... Chorus #3
Maya Dalziel Maya Dalziel ... Chorus #4
Alison Du Fresne Alison Du Fresne ... Chorus #5
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Storyline

In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyner, is desperate for cash and thinks marriage to Dorothea will save him. Dorothea hires Lawrence Hayes, a rough but handsome Argonaut, to bribe Fraser with jewels and to marry Rose; Hayes desperately loves Dorothea and may marry Rose to stay close to her. But Dorothea has a lover, the ravishing Anne Cooper, who encourages the match with Poyser to give the lovers cover. Are these remedies, each desperate in its turn, going to make anyone happy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Impassioned ! Unleashed ! Hellbent ! See more »


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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1993 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Amantes Alucinados See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$69,695
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

William Poyser: Your wit is uncommonly sharp, Miss Cooper.
Ann Cooper: I have known what it is to want, Mr Poyser.
William Poyser: You were a governess, I believe, before.
Ann Cooper: Miss Brook freed me from that pension grind.
William Poyser: Certainly we've all come here to better ourselves.
Ann Cooper: If not to make ourselves better.
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Featured in Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) See more »

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La Forza del Destino
Overtoure & Aria
Giuseppe Verdi
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One of my favorite films
12 March 2002 | by samvSee all my reviews

This film is brilliant! What do I love about it? Over-the-top melodrama (done well), a surreal mix of historial periods (and period dress/costume), great music, a sexy sexy hairy chest and a good twist in the plot at the end! I hope it comes to DVD soon.


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