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Felicia's Journey (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 24 November 1999 (USA)
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A young woman leaves Ireland to find her boyfriend in England, and while there is helped by a man hiding unsettling secrets.

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Cast

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Sheila Reid ...
Iris
Nizwar Karanj ...
Sidney
Ali Yassine ...
Customs Officer
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Johnny Lysaght
Kriss Dosanjh ...
Salesman
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Felicia's Father
Marie Stafford ...
Felicia's Great Grandmother (as Maire Stafford)
Gavin Kelty ...
Shay Mulroone
Brid Brennan ...
Mrs. Lysaght
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Television Director
Danny Turner ...
Young Joey Hilditch
Susan Parry ...
Salome
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Storyline

A lonely middle-aged catering manager spends all of his time studying tapes of an eccentric TV chef. Meanwhile, a young woman is making her way from Ireland to find her boyfriend, who moved to England to get a job in a lawnmower factory. On arrival, she makes an early contact with the caterer, who recommends a boarding room to her. Slowly, it is revealed that the caterer has in fact befriended and subsequently abused more than a dozen young women. He, of course, now sets his sights on this woman. Much of the story is told in flashbacks, revealing how each of the characters grew to the point where they now find themselves. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and related disturbing images | See all certifications »

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24 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El viaje de Felicia  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£56,588 (United Kingdom), 10 October 1999, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,131, 14 November 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$819,852, 23 January 2000
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Quotes

Felicia: His mother's trying to keep him away from me.
Mr. Hilditch: Mothers can be difficult.
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References Suspicion (1941) See more »

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More Than Ever
Performed by Malcolm Vaughan
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Written by Mary Bond & Vincent Dipaolo
© Le Milano Adratic Music Corp.
Used by kind permission of Warner / Chappell Music Ltd.
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Another Very British Psycho
17 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film reminded me a lot of PEEPING TOM. Like Mark Lewis, the protagonist of the Michael Powell classic, Bob Hoskins' character was subject to torment from a parent's profession (The Psychologist father in PEEPING TOM, the cooking show mother in this film) and has video records of his crimes (Here, videotape). Both even end up committing suicide at the end, though PEEPING TOM's end was a bit more graphic. Egoyan even makes a little nod to the other master of suspense, with the scene of Hoskins bringing the drugged drink up the stairs, a scene that brings to mind Hitchcock's SUSPICION. A great homage to the British thriller.


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