5.7/10
208
10 user
During a snowstorm, Patrick Roarke, a manservant, is found dead at the bottom of the main staircase in a gothic English mansion. Inspector Hatcher is sent to investigate the death. When he ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Berris
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Kimberly (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Four young men fall in love with the same woman and struggle to keep their pact with each other not to woo her.

Director: Frederic Golchan
Stars: Veronica Alicino, Gabrielle Anwar, Willow Anwar
9/Tenths (2006)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A wealthy couple battles a poor laborer over the rights to a small ranch house, but events take a shocking turn after an enormous terrorist attack cuts the three off from civilization.

Director: Bob Degus
Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Henry Ian Cusick, Dave Baez
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A romantic comedy about a young man who pretends to be gay in order to rent an apartment with his dream girl. His plan backfires when she keeps trying to set him up with her male friends.

Director: David Snedeker
Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Alison Eastwood, James Le Gros
Nevada (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Chrysty walks through the desert carrying nothing and heading nowhere. She enters a very small town called Silver City. The local community of woman is intrigued by the sudden arrival of an... See full summary »

Director: Gary Tieche
Stars: Amy Brenneman, Ben Browder, James Wilder
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As a youngster, Jake witnessed the sight of his best friend lying dead and his father wielding a shotgun. Trying to gain closure, Jake returns home to find the truth about what really happened that fateful night.

Director: Clark Brigham
Stars: Scott Cooper, Gabrielle Anwar, Tommy Hinkley
Beach Movie (1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Link is torn between the two loves of his life: surfing, and his girlfriend Sunny. He's also got to deal with an angry landlady who's threatening to evict him if he doesn't start paying his... See full summary »

Director: John Quinn
Stars: Alex DeBoe, Gabrielle Anwar, Douglas Spain
Molokai (1999)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The true story of the nineteenth century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

Director: Paul Cox
Stars: Keanu Kapuni-Szasz, David Wenham, Jan Kleinejan
Innocent Lies (1995)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

In September 1938 a British detective comes to a small French coastal town in order to investigate the death of a colleague. Prime suspects are the members of English aristocratic family ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Dewolf
Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Florence Hoath, Sophie Aubry
Crazy Eights (2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Circumstance brings six childhood friends together to face their past, and a secret they share.

Director: Jimi Jones
Stars: Traci Lords, Frank Whaley, Dina Meyer
The Manor I (2018)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A troubled teen visits her twisted relatives at a remote resort. As the girl loses touch with reality, sudden violence tears the family apart - literally.

Director: Jonathon Schermerhorn
Stars: Christina Robinson, Rachel True, Kevin Nash
North Beach (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

News of a slacker's infidelity spreads like wildfire throughout a tight knit San Francisco neighborhood, leading the man to retrace his steps and win back his girlfriend.

Directors: Jed Mortenson, Richard Speight Jr.
Stars: Casey Peterson, Jennifer Milmore, Richard Speight Jr.
Try to Remember (TV Movie 2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A supposedly wrapped up murder case comes back to haunt a small town 15 years later when all the witnesses who testified start dying.

Director: Jeff Beesley
Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Max Martini, Diego Wallraff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Scacchi ... Mrs. Ravenscroft
Gabrielle Anwar ... Charlotte Kleiner
Peter O'Toole ... Mr. Ravenscroft
Martin Dejdar ... Inspector Tomas Hatcher
Laura Harris ... Gillian Ravenscroft
Fay Masterson ... Dolly
Edie McClurg ... Mrs. Ellen French
Mark Huntley Mark Huntley ... Patrick Roarke
Nicholas Ball ... Sir Everett Blake
Jessica Marshall-Gardiner ... Miss Spencer (as Jessica Hathaway)
Michael Halstead Michael Halstead ... Mr. Forrester
Robert Russell Robert Russell ... Doctor McBride
Jirí Lábus ... Angus
Drahomíra Lírová Drahomíra Lírová ... Mother superior
Martina Vedralová Martina Vedralová ... Charlotte's daughter
Edit

Storyline

During a snowstorm, Patrick Roarke, a manservant, is found dead at the bottom of the main staircase in a gothic English mansion. Inspector Hatcher is sent to investigate the death. When he arrives, he finds a household consisting of five women: the somewhat eccentric Lady Ravenscroft and her mentally unstable daughter Gillian, the icy foreign governess Miss Keiner, the simple minded maid Dolly, and the sinister cook Mrs French. When questioned by the inspector, each of the women tells a different story, all of which are illustrated by flashback scenes showing the events as related by that particular person. Everybody seems to protect somebody and the inspector becomes increasingly intoxicated as he tries to untangle the web of lies in his endeavour to find out the truth. Written by cocoken

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Murder, adultery, lies, and lust. All in a day's work.

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Berris Pictures

Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

11 February 1999 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Rezydencja See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter O'Toole can be heard speaking Welsh in this film. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Ravenscroft: Good Lord! You don't think that we are throwing all the men in the immediate vicinity down the staircase, do you?
See more »

Crazy Credits

Before the cast is listed, text on screen outlines the further fate of the main characters in the film. The last line reads "Patrick Roarke remains dead". See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

not bad,good performances of black humor play
1 December 2007 | by jimakrosSee all my reviews

this is based on a stage play and thats what it looks like.Its all shot in interiors of what is supposed to be an English country manor,the action takes place in a few rooms and there's repeatedly cut-between shots of imaginary scenes or other scenes that are not explained until the end of the movie.Most of the plot is related to the main long stairs of the manor and we get to see repeated shots of these stairs to the point that it gets tiring. The good things about this movie are the ladies' performances,which are all above average,O'Toole has a small funny role,if you are a fan of O'Toole this is not anything worthwhile to watch of this great actor.The cinematography is also very nice and so are the sets. This script has a lot of dark humor but its not for everyone's taste. It wasn't bad,but i don't rate it as anything particularly good.Its worth a look though,i watched this and wasn't bored i even laughed in a couple of scenes.


3 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed