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Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her. Finally driven to solving the problem with a... See full summary »

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Michael Winner

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Helen Zahavi (novel), Michael Winner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lia Williams ... Bella
Rufus Sewell ... Tim
Michael Cule Michael Cule ... Norman
David McCallum ... Reggie
Christopher Ryan ... Small One
Sean Pertwee ... The Quiet One
Nicholas Hewetson Nicholas Hewetson ... Bitter One
Christopher Adamson ... Serial Killer
Jack Galloway Jack Galloway ... David
Matthew Marsh ... Bascombe
Ian Richardson ... Nimrod
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ... Charles
Mark Burns Mark Burns ... Mr. Brown
David Schaal ... Stan
Matthew Long Matthew Long ... Gun Shop Assistant
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Storyline

Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her. Finally driven to solving the problem with a hammer, she realises she is then ready for a crusade against other such problem males. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Bella has decided to take out a few men.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death is Waiting See more »

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Dolby Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On the board on the front of the gun shop, the telephone number has had the area code changed from 0727, St. Albans, Hertfordshire to 0273, Brighton, East Sussex where the film is set. See more »

Goofs

At the country pub: the litter bin in which the gun is hidden has a lot of foliage behind it but when Bella picks up the gun and holds it the foliage has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Bitter One: Let's 'ave a look at granny's fanny!
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Alternate Versions

Although the cinema version was uncut the 1995 video release was cut by 1 min 22 secs by the BBFC to reduce blows from a hammer murder, a man being suffocated with a plastic bag, and suggested shots of oral sex and Bella vomiting during the car park rape scene. The 2006 DVD release features the same cut print. See more »

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Beautiful Dreamer
Written by Stephen Foster (as Stephen D. Foster)
Arranged by Rogers and Carol Decker (as Decker)
published by Sony Music Publishing
Performed by Carol Decker
courtesy of Columbia Records
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I write this to warn others
26 October 2001 | by paddyshackSee all my reviews

I only saw this as I was writing a review for a college magazine at the time and thought it would be easier to write about a bad movie than a good one. I didn't realise just how easy it wou ld be. I saw it on a wet afternoon in a mutliplex, and 4 of the 6 people in the cinema walked out. I wish I was one. Awful in every possible respect, if Edison had known that this would happen to his great invention he would have hid the patent. Not out of curiosity, masochism or desperation should you give this a look.


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