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The Substitute Wife (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.

Director:

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 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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The Substitute Wife
6 January 2014 | by dhannah1955See all my reviews

I thought the movie was good and kept me watching it but I was very surprised when it has a PG-13 rating. I wouldn't want my grandchildren watching it. I thought that it was very similar to the other Hallmark movies with a similar plot but this movie actually came first and I think that is why the other movies were improved on from it. I believe that back in those days they would not have had allowed actions in front of the children such as was in this movie. I really felt, all in all, that the movie was heartwarming and kinda sweet although I wouldn't have done it that way, I don't care what the ways were. Nice movie for a lady to sit down with a cup of tea and watch, not sure that the husband would appreciate it.


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