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Widows' Peak (1994)

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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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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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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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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

Gross USA:

$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

Actors Adrian Dunbar and Jim Broadbent both received 'also starring' credits. 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: Are we sinking? I can't swim.
Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist: [chuckles] It won't be necessary. One of the few advantages of going aground is that you can walk ashore.
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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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Features The Ten Commandments (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Mother Machree
Music by Ernest Ball and Chauncey Olcott
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Performed by Donal J. Byrne (as Donal Byrne)
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What James Ivory could've done with this!
21 July 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Undernourished costume drama from writer Hugh Leonard and director John Irvin, with Natasha Richardson playing pretty war widow from 1920s England who comes to gossip-laden town in Ireland and gets on the wrong side of a surly spinster (Mia Farrow, looking wrung-out). This small Irish village is beset with the usual gaggle of hot-headed supporting characters, all sounding off on cue as if they were on stage. Poor in nearly every department: the color photography is bad, the twist at the finish is outlandish, and the handling is skittish and lumpy. One can only imagine the team of Merchant-Ivory expanding the central idea of this piece, giving that final twist a few more screws and applying more gloss and luster to the production. Alas, that panache just isn't present. *1/2 from ****


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