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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At Widows Peak a newcomer will always be the talk of the town . . . but this one left them speechless! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In 1995, this movie won the Best Film - Feature Film Award at the Austin Film Festival in Texas. See more »

Goofs

Just after Edwina and Godfrey have sat down on the blanket for a picnic, you can see the top of a modern car driving by in the background. See more »

Quotes

Miss Katherine O'Hare: You and I, as snug as two bugs.
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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 »


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I'll Be Your Sweetheart
Written by Harry Dacre
Published by B. Feldman & Co. Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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A delightfully humorous "mystery"
25 March 1999 | by DeeDee-10See all my reviews

A truly lovely look at Irish humor and it's not so subtle jabs at the Brits. But there's more. How these characters weave a tale is fascinating and the plot thickens, as they say, with a marvelous twist that caught me totally off guard. Wonderful performances by all especially Joan Plowright who kept me laughing whenever she was on screen. It was nice to see Mia Farrow successfully widening her range, and Natasha Richardson wafted through the film with an aire of mystery about her -as did Farrow- commanding out attention throughout.


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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