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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.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

William Trevor (novel), Atom Egoyan (screenplay)
5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Joe Hilditch
Arsinée Khanjian ... Gala
Elaine Cassidy ... Felicia
Sheila Reid Sheila Reid ... Iris
Nizwar Karanj Nizwar Karanj ... Sidney
Ali Yassine Ali Yassine ... Customs Officer
Peter McDonald ... Johnny Lysaght
Kriss Dosanjh Kriss Dosanjh ... Salesman
Gerard McSorley ... Felicia's Father
Marie Stafford Marie Stafford ... Felicia's Great Grandmother (as Maire Stafford)
Gavin Kelty Gavin Kelty ... Shay Mulroone
Brid Brennan ... Mrs. Lysaght
Mark Hadfield ... Television Director
Danny Turner Danny Turner ... Young Joey Hilditch
Susan Parry 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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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Artisan | BAC Films

Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English | Irish | French

Release Date:

24 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El viaje de Felicia See more »

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Quotes

Joseph Ambrose Hilditch: No one's blaming you, dear. Things - happen. Things take a turn. We live in a miracle. That's the promise. That's the future. The pain will wash away. The healing will commence.
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References Suspicion (1941) See more »

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My Special Angel
Performed by Malcolm Vaughan
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Composed by Jimmy Duncan
Used by kind permission of Warner / Chappell Music Ltd.
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One of the best movies ever!
14 October 2000 | by slashthroatSee all my reviews

This is one of the best thrillers I've ever seen. It's different because it doesn't use violence to build up fear. It is a very clever movie that you can watch on different levels - it's got depth. The way the movie is built up, you will feel sympathy with "the bad guy" and at the same time hate him. Very good acting makes the story complete.


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