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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview:
... Eleanor Dunston
... Buck
... Cynthia
Kevin Phillip ... John
... Cynthia's Mother
Marjorie Nelson ... Mrs. Fletcher
Alisa Mackay ... Francis
Elsie Vance ... Brittany
Teru McDonald ... Ashley
Anna Copley ... Eleanor's Doctor
... Vegetable Man
Stefan Enriquez ... Mexican Man
Meliza Chavez ... Mexican Girl
... God (voice)
Rod Utley ... Doctor in Hospital
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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 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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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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17 July 1998 (USA)  »

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In a Private Garden  »

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This was one of the first seven films to be foreclosed by the Screen Actors Guild for non-payment of wages and residuals to SAG members. On 13 July 2004, rights to the film were sold at auction. See more »

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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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Through The Window
Written by Marc Olsen
Performed by Marc Olsen
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I found this film to be an unexpected sleeper.
13 January 2000 | by See 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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