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Hush (1998)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 ... 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 ... 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

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When Jackson brought home his new bride, she was everything a mother would kill for. 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,513,622, 29 May 1998
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Company Credits

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TriStar Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many scenes in the trailer did not make the final cut because they re-shot the movie almost two years after it was first finished. The original version had, among other changes, a climatic fight between the two ladies with one dying. It was re-shot following bad feedback from test audiences. See more »

Goofs

The church service takes place in the evening but when Jackson, Helen, and Martha return to the farmhouse, it appears to be daytime in the kitchen. The same thing occurs when Helen is talking to Martha in the kitchen late at night while Jackson is sleeping on the couch. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: It was smart of you to tell him you were pregnant.
Debbie: Yeah, most men run when they hear that.
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Connections

Spoofs Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
Traditional; lyrics by Robert Burns
Played and sung at the New Year's party
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High camp in Virginia
22 April 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Jonathan Darby is credited with the writing/directing of this misconceived movie. As an auteur, Mr. Darby, doesn't bring anything new to the medium. "Hush" proves to be a total waste as it appears Mr. Darby had nothing in the way to control the over the top campy performance of Jessica Lange.

Ms. Lange is at her worst as Martha, the evil mother behind all the scheming in the film. Her love for her son, and hatred for her daughter-in-law, gives the actress an opportunity to do some of the worst emoting in any film in recent memory. Gwyneth Paltrow must be questioned for her choice of material. Didn't she smell the aroma in reading the script? Oh well, let's hope she was able to ask for millions of dollars for appearing in this turkey. Jonathan Schaech doesn't fare better. Nina Foch is the only one who comes out the best in her small role of Alice, Martha's wise mother-in-law who has seen right through what's going on.

This is a film to watch with friends after having a few drinks, then one might enjoy the "masterpiece" some avid fans thought "Hush" was.


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