In 1934, an English widow moves to Widows' Peak, Ireland. She befriends other widows and the son of one. Hostility escalates between her and an Irish spinster.

Director:

John Irvin

Writers:

Hugh Leonard (story), Hugh Leonard (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Farrow ... Miss Katherine O'Hare / Clancy
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Doyle-Counihan
Natasha Richardson ... Mrs. Edwina Broome
Adrian Dunbar ... Godfrey Doyle-Counihan
Jim Broadbent ... Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist
Anne Kent ... Miss Grubb, Doyle-Counihan's Maid / Driver
John Kavanagh ... Canon Murtagh
Rynagh O'Grady ... Maddie O'Hara, Broome's Maid
Gerard McSorley ... Gaffney, Lawyer
Michael James Ford Michael James Ford ... Lieutenant Rokesby
Garrett Keogh Garrett Keogh ... Grogan, Realtor
Britta Smith ... Mrs. Colgan
Sheila Flitton Sheila Flitton ... Mrs. Mulrooney
Marie Conmee ... Mrs. Lawless
Ingrid Craigie ... Mrs. Purdieu
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Storyline

Mrs. Edwina Broome (Natasha Richardson) has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak", so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather exclusive bunch. The residents are all curious about their new neighbor, but no one can seem to get much information about her, including Queen bee Mrs. Doyle-Counihan (Dame Joan Plowright), whose son is busy wooing Edwina. Miss Katherine O'Hare. (Mia Farrow) and Edwina have an immediate dislike for each other, however, and soon some accidental encounters begin to look like Edwina is trying to ruin her new rival. The problems escalate and the town is in an uproar, but they get no closer to solving the mystery of the newcomer. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A scandalous comedy where nothing is quite what it seems. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and theme | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mia Farrow said that when she went to Ireland to shoot this movie, it felt like she was coming home. See more »

Goofs

When the flat tire is being changed the headlight cover is one moment highly reflective, then very dull and non reflective. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Edwina Broome: When I receive your proposal, I'll consider it. Meanwhile... it's customary to provide a sample of goods on offer.
Godfrey Doyle-Counihan: Um... who's going to provide the sample?
Mrs. Edwina Broome: Think of it as mutual. Tit for tat.
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Crazy Credits

One line in the end credits reads: "This film is dedicated to the memory of Sophie Irvin". See more »

Connections

Features The Ten Commandments (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Music by F. Dudleigh Vernor
Lyrics by Byron D. Stokes
Performed by Chris Bramwell
Published by Melrose Music Corp./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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What a terrific film!!
16 August 2001 | by timmaukSee all my reviews

I was forced to watch this and ended up loving it. I just can not believe how terrific this film is. I thought I knew where this thing was going, and then it went the other way, and then yet again!!

This is my first film experence of Natasha Richardson. How delightful she is in this. Joan Plowright is a gem of course, and what a surprise it was to see that Mia Farrow could actually act!! I have never seen such abilities before, at least not since "Hannah and Her Sisters"(not much then either).

Natasha is a newcomer to Widow's Peak and not all are glad to see her. She seems to change the quiet little village into a media circus. I won't spoil it by telling you any more. You will have to watch and enjoy it for yourself. This is a must see!


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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

Irish | English

Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Widows' Peak See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$133,084, 15 May 1994

Gross USA:

$6,243,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,243,722
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Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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