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Widows' Peak (1994)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 13 May 1994 (USA)
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Edwina 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 ... See full summary »

Director:

John Irvin

Writers:

Hugh Leonard (story), Hugh Leonard (screenplay)
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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 Britta Smith ... Mrs. Colgan
Sheila Flitton Sheila Flitton ... Mrs. Mulrooney
Marie Conmee Marie Conmee ... Mrs. Lawless
Ingrid Craigie ... Mrs. Purdieu
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Storyline

Edwina 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. DC, whose son is busy wooing Edwina. Miss O'Hare 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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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

Irish | English

Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Colina das Viúvas 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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Trivia

Natasha Richardson in 1994 won the Best Actress Award for her role as Mrs. Edwina Broome in this movie at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. 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

Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist: A woman, I always say, is born for widowhood. It is her natural vocation. A woman is incomplete until himself is six feet under.
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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

References The Big Parade (1925) 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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Natasha Richardson
10 September 2000 | by Anya-fanSee all my reviews

I'm feeling a bit silly here, but I thought Natasha Richardson was British. In this film, she has an American accent that sounds very cultivated, although I couldn't tell whether it was fake or simply voice training.

I do like this movie, though, in fact I like it very much! Natasha was wonderful despite my confusion about her accent, and Mia Farrow was quite good, although it was hard to really see her as plain as she was in this film. It was fun to watch, though, and has you thinking at the end. Joan Plowright was superb, as usual.

9/10.


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