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Woman Wanted (1999)

A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.

Director:

Kiefer Sutherland

Writers:

Joanna McClelland Glass (novel), Joanna McClelland Glass (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Holly Hunter ... Emma Riley
Kiefer Sutherland ... Wendell Goddard
Michael Moriarty ... Richard Goddard
Carrie Preston ... Monica
Allegra Fulton ... Gracie
Shirley Douglas ... Peg
Sean McCann ... Kevin
Jackie Richardson ... Lydia
Jordan Zalis Jordan Zalis ... Raymond (at 13)
Richard Eden ... Michael
Jonathan Barrett Jonathan Barrett ... Daniel
Joanna McClelland Glass Joanna McClelland Glass ... Ariadne (as Joanna Glass)
Elaine Pigden Elaine Pigden ... Marion
Rhiannon Benedict Rhiannon Benedict ... Betsy (as Valerie Wynne)
Mauralea Austin Mauralea Austin ... Maggie
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Storyline

Story of a woman (Hunter) who comes to work as a housekeeper for a widower (Moriarty) and his grown son (Sutherland) and of their attachment to her to the point that she is asked by the father to marry... to the dismay of the son who also loves her. But the animosity of the two men toward each other is finally resolved when she becomes intentionally pregnant, possibly by one or the other as she goes to bed with both men within a matter of days, causing neither to win her for himself, but both to become bound together because of the child. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kiefer Sutherland's mother, Shirley Douglas is in this film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Richard Goddard: [answering the phone] Hello.
Emma Riley: Hello. I'm calling from Boston about your ad in The Globe.
Richard Goddard: Oh, yes.
Emma Riley: It says woman wanted, live in. Why are you advertising in Boston when you live in New Haven?
Richard Goddard: Actually I grew up with an Irish nanny. She was kind and generous and pleasant to be with.
Emma Riley: Are you married?
Richard Goddard: I'm widowed. I have a son in his twenties who's uh... he's going through some difficulties. He lives at home, and we need someone to help put our house in order.
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Soundtracks

Everything I Have Is Yours
Written by Burton Lane and Harold Adamson
Performed by Billy Eckstine
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing
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Change of Director
18 January 2007 | by karenmcb57See all my reviews

This move was a project of Kiefer's that he really believed in. Then the editors got a hold of it and butchered it quite badly. Kiefer pulled his name from the credits and that is why you see Smithee's name as director. His mother, Shirley Douglas, is listed very high in the opening credits, but in the cut version, you never see her. The author also has a small part and it was also cut. I have to agree with the previous comment that the DVD, and the version you see on the television now, is the cut version. I also notice there is a very large discrepancy of pricing in the VHS versions. I am myself looking for the uncut version, as I have not yet seen it. I am a huge Kiefer fan, and have talked to him personally about this film. Over the years he has allowed his name back on the credits, but still feels bad over what happened


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desmotes tou pathous See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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