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Hush (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 6 March 1998 (USA)
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A couple with jobs and apartment in NYC, decide to move to his mom's farm, get married and have the baby there. They can also make the changes to get a better price for the farm. However, there's something seriously wrong with his mom.

Director:

Jonathan Darby

Writers:

Jonathan Darby (story), Jonathan Darby (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Lange ... Martha Baring
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Helen Baring
Johnathon Schaech ... Jackson Baring
Nina Foch ... Alice Baring
Debi Mazar ... Lisa
Kaiulani Lee Kaiulani Lee ... Sister O'Shaughnessy
David Thornton ... Gavin
Hal Holbrook ... Dr. Franklin Hill
Richard Lineback ... Hal Bentall
Richard Kohn Richard Kohn ... Clayton Richards
Faith Potts Faith Potts ... Georgina Richards
Tom Story Tom Story ... Priest
Jolene Carroll Jolene Carroll ... Church Warden
Jacob Press Jacob Press ... Usher
Joe Inscoe Joe Inscoe ... Doctor
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Storyline

Helen is the young girlfriend of good-looking Jackson Baring. When Helen gets pregnant and marries Jackson, they decide to move to his family farm, Kilronan, and have a baby there. But his mother Martha, who lives there, starts to do weird things, and obviously she's not too friendly to Helen. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Don't Breathe A Word See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodline See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,742,431, 8 March 1998

Gross USA:

$13,583,690

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,583,690
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First (as of 2017) and only theatrical film directed by Jonathan Darby. See more »

Goofs

Helen and Jackson get married and then return to New York. This whole time the couple is in New York, Helen is not wearing her wedding ring. When they return to Kilronan, she is wearing the wedding ring. This maybe suggests that the filming in New York took place before they shot the wedding in the country. See more »

Quotes

Martha Baring: I want this lying bitch out of my house.
Helen: There's only room for one of those.
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Connections

Referenced in I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

As I Walked Out One Evening
Written by W.H. Auden (1938)
Used by permission of Curtis Brown Ltd.
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Underrated and unappreciated
4 March 2003 | by perfectbondSee all my reviews

I am quite frankly astonished by the low imdb average for this film. I thought it was a more than respectable suspense thriller. It definitely kept me riveted throughout. Gwenyth Paltrow, who was offered Kate Winslet's part in Titanic at the time she committed to this project, devles into her role as the unsuspecting fiancee with grace and down to earth affability. But this is clearly Jessica Lange's film. Her psychotic mother-in-law is one of the most disturbing characters I have come across in any film. In my opinion this film rates an 8/10.


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