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Reckless (1995)

On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.

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On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.

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The most twisted Christmas ever.

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Rated PG-13 for complex psychological themes and some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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17 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aconteceu no Natal  »

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$103,351
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Reckless was first staged by The Production Company in 1983 under the direction of Norman René, who also directed the movie. It underwent some revisions and had other productions, with the first performance of the 1985 published version occurring on 14 September 1988 at New York's Circle Repertory Company, again directed by Norman René. More recently it had a Broadway revival. Previews began on 23 September 2004; the opening on 14 October 2004 and closing on 19 December 2004 after 77 total performances. Mary-Louise Parker who played Pooty in the movie, took the lead role as Rachel and Debra Monk repeated her movie role in the Broadway run. See more »

Quotes

Fast Tim Timko: Who said that you were most like blue cheese? Your mother or your wife?
Lloyd: That's my favorite.
Fast Tim Timko: Nobody's interested in your personal life, Lloyd!
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Thanks to ... The Pagano Family ... See more »

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Spoofs Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

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Everybody Loves Somebody
(1948)
Music by Ken Lane
Lyrics by Irving Taylor
Performed by Warren Wiebe
Produced by Greg Curtis, Henry W. Sanicola (as Henry Sanicola) & Claude Gaudette (as Claude Gaudett)
Courtesy of Barion Music & Affiliates
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Hilarious!
5 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Dark enough for anyone who enjoys the truly morbid and wretched. Puts the fun back dysfunctional and can brighten anyone's miserable Christmas. Thank gawd for offbeat comedies like this, which are closer to real life than most people would care to admit.


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