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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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different
26 May 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

this is its basic virtue - it is a different western. not only because the classic confrontations between men front to saloon are absent but for the delicate, seductive and touching answer for a basic question about the brave men . it is a comfortable film. and one who, with high care, gives a precise portrait of family life in prairie, with humor and tenderness, bitter scenes and using the poetry of small details. a film like a book from lost age. with the perfect resurrection of atmosphere and a form of romanticism who not becomes too sweet as great virtues. so, a refuge. or, just a great and profound love story.


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