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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 »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Miss Katherine O'Hare / Clancy
... Mrs. Doyle-Counihan
... Mrs. Edwina Broome
... Godfrey Doyle-Counihan
... Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist
... Miss Grubb, Doyle-Counihan's Maid / Driver
... Canon Murtagh
... Maddie O'Hara, Broome's Maid
... Gaffney, Lawyer
Michael James Ford ... Lieutenant Rokesby
Garrett Keogh ... Grogan, Realtor
Britta Smith ... Mrs. Colgan
Sheila Flitton ... Mrs. Mulrooney
Marie Conmee ... Mrs. Lawless
... Mrs. Purdieu


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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Scandal, seduction, blackmail and murder. Thank heavens their husbands aren't alive! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Colina das Viúvas  »


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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actors Adrian Dunbar and Jim Broadbent both received 'also starring' credits. See more »


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 »


Mrs. Edwina Broome: I came to Kilshannon for the climate.
Godfrey Doyle-Counihan: What climate? We are in Ireland.
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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 »


I'll Be Your Sweetheart
Written by Harry Dacre
Published by B. Feldman & Co. Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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What James Ivory could've done with this!
21 July 2001 | by See 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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