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The Substitute Wife (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Western | TV Movie 23 May 1994
In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.

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Peter Werner

Writer:

Stan Daniels
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Farrah Fawcett ... Pearl
Lea Thompson ... Amy Hightower
Peter Weller ... Martin Hightower
Karis Paige Bryant ... Jessica (as Karis Bryant)
Cory Lloyd Cory Lloyd ... Nathan
Colton Conklin Colton Conklin ... Jack
Annie Suite Annie Suite ... Mrs. Van Der Meer
Babs George ... Mrs. Parker
Gena Sleete Gena Sleete ... Hattie Donahue
Gail Cronauer ... Isabel Donahue
Lou Perryman Lou Perryman ... Saloon Keeper
Jonathan Joss ... Black Deer
Blue Deckert ... Royal Spencer
Wally Welch ... Jake
Guich Koock Guich Koock ... Mr. Van Der Meer
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In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Substitute See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A prostituted wife.
27 May 2001 | by lionel.willoquetSee all my reviews

1869, at a farm in Nebraska. Amy Hightower (Lea Thompson) discovers that she is affected by an incurable illness. Wife and devoted mother, she decides to find a new woman for her husband, Martin (Peter Weller). Having finally persuaded her husband, Amy visits numerous widows, but always returns empty-handed. Frustrated, she eventually makes her proposition to prostitutes. One of them, Pearl ( Farrah Fawcett), accepts immediately...

Looking like "The Little House on the Prairie ", with a shot of vulgarity and a good dose of unlikeliness. On this insipid cream tart, a cherry: Farrah Fawcett!


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