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Intimate Relations (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 6 June 1997 (USA)
Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Goodhew

Writer:

Philip Goodhew
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Walters ... Marjorie
Rupert Graves ... Harold
Matthew Walker ... Stanley
Laura Sadler Laura Sadler ... Joyce
Holly Aird ... Deirdre
Les Dennis ... Maurice
Elizabeth McKechnie ... Iris
James Aidan James Aidan ... George (as James Aiden)
Michael Bertenshaw Michael Bertenshaw ... Mr. Pugh
Judy Clifton Judy Clifton ... Mrs. Fox-Davies
Christopher Cook Christopher Cook ... Deirdre's Baby
Candace Hallinan Candace Hallinan ... Pauline
Charles Hart Charles Hart ... Hotel Receptionist
George Hart George Hart ... Car Vendor
Amanda Holden ... Pamela
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Storyline

Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is happening and threatens to tell Mr. Beasley unless she is also allowed share the bed with Harold and "Mum". "Mum" seems to think there is no harm in this, as long as Joyce doesn't take part in the physical activities. Harold gets caught up in a web of deceit and blackmail and each time he tries to break free of the grasp of "Mum" she threatens to tell the police that he has been abusing Joyce. The film continues much in this line, and it examines the effect of the relationship on both Harold and Joyce and how they are both driven to extreme action because of the influence of Mrs. Beasley. Written by SNC <sile@physics.unimelb.edu.au>

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In the Spring of 1956, in a quaint little town, a crime took place, that shocked a nation... This is the true story. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for distrubing sexual situations, a scene of related violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bed & Breakfast - Die Miete zahlt der Tod See more »

Filming Locations:

Abergavenny, Gwent, Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,918, 8 June 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,100, 21 September 1997
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The family's boxer dog, Princess (Margaret), is obviously a male dog. The credit for the role itself is given to Max. See more »

Quotes

Marjorie Beasley: A lady's reputation is all she has.
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Soundtracks

Come On-a My House
Written by Ross Bagdasarian and William Saroyan
Performed by Rosemary Clooney
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breathtaking
22 August 2002 | by RoySteadSee all my reviews

A movie which is breathtaking in its simplicity and honesty. The cinematography perfectly complements the storyline, and the director/writer manages to carefully deliver each item of character backstory precisely when it's needed, without seeming in any way contrived.

A true character-driven movie with the always-reliable Julie Walters.


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