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Under Heaven (1998)

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Cynthia and Buck are a young couple with little but love. Soon Cynthia drops the cough syrup and beer drinking Buck: her dreams of being a princess did not involve an unemployed boyfriend ... See full summary »

Director:

Meg Richman

Writers:

Henry James (novel), Meg Richman
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Joely Richardson ... Eleanor Dunston
Aden Young ... Buck
Molly Parker ... Cynthia
Kevin Phillip Kevin Phillip ... John
Krisha Fairchild ... Cynthia's Mother
Marjorie Nelson Marjorie Nelson ... Mrs. Fletcher
Alisa Mackay Alisa Mackay ... Francis
Elsie Vance Elsie Vance ... Brittany
Teru McDonald Teru McDonald ... Ashley
Anna Copley Anna Copley ... Eleanor's Doctor
George Catalano ... Vegetable Man
Stefan Enriquez Stefan Enriquez ... Mexican Man
Meliza Chavez Meliza Chavez ... Mexican Girl
Wayne Grace ... God (voice)
Rod Utley Rod Utley ... Doctor in Hospital
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Storyline

Cynthia and Buck are a young couple with little but love. Soon Cynthia drops the cough syrup and beer drinking Buck: her dreams of being a princess did not involve an unemployed boyfriend who steals steaks and fruit-pies under his shirt. Setting out on her own, a devastated Buck left behind, Cynthia gets a job caring for rich but terminally ill Eleanor. As God would have it, Buck comes back into the picture. Cynthia persuades him to charm the self-conscious Eleanor, to gain favors in her will. What ensues is an intense love triangle, a passionate example of the redeeming power of love and forgiveness. Written by Guillaume Bock <guillaume@cyberdude.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In a Private Garden See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Banner Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

At one point, Buck's friend John, while discussing Eleanor, asks him if she "is Lady Chatterly." Joely Richardson played Lady Chatterly opposite Sean Bean in a 1993 television production of Lady Chatterley (1993). See more »

Quotes

Cynthia: ...and if I get rich, I'll help you record it.
John: Ah, budding patron of the arts.
Cynthia: Hey, I'd be a good person if I were rich.
John: Why not be a good person now? It's not like it's not an option.
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Soundtracks

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major bwv 1050 Allegro
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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I found this film to be an unexpected sleeper.
13 January 2000 | by laurie.fontanaSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie on the Lifetime cable network under the title "In A Private Garden."

I didn't have any great expectations at first, but I ended up liking it very much. It was an interesting story line (at least to me). I was drawn to the characters and developed a genuine empathy for them.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a drama/romance story with a twist.


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