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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 overview, first billed only:
... Dorothea Brook
... Lawrence Hayes
... Anne Cooper
... Fraser
... Willam Poyser
Kiri Mills ... Rose
... Mary Anne
Timothy Raby ... Mr. Weedle
Helen Steemson ... Gnits
Geeling Ching ... Su Lim
Kate Bartlett ... Chorus #1
Johnny Bond ... Chorus #2
Ann Coc-Kroft ... Chorus #3
Maya Dalziel ... Chorus #4
Alison Du Fresne ... Chorus #5
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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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$69,695
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Dorothea: I am nobody Mr. Hayes, but I do not intend to be nobody for long. It is too exhausting.
Lawrence: With all due respect, you appear to be somebody to me.
Dorothea: You're not a radical I hope Mr. Hayes?
Lawrence: I take the liberty to follow my own thoughts.
Dorothea: I'm a believer in independence myself.
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from "Symphonie Fantastique"
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Odd film
15 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

A fairly surreal flick. I've tried to describe it to friends, and the best thing I can come up with is "it's like watching someone else's dream."

Definitely not intended for a general audience.

To the poster who commented on "migraine inducing color:" that's a perfect description.


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