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Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

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Steve McQueen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Viola Davis ... Veronica
Liam Neeson ... Harry Rawlings
Jon Bernthal ... Florek
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Carlos
Coburn Goss ... Jimmy Nunn
Michelle Rodriguez ... Linda
Alejandro Verdin ... Xavy
Bailey Rhyse Walters ... Gracie (as Bailey Walters)
Elizabeth Debicki ... Alice
Carrie Coon ... Amanda
Robert Duvall ... Tom Mulligan
Colin Farrell ... Jack Mulligan
Molly Kunz ... Siobhan
James Vincent Meredith ... John / Mulligan Man
Brian Tyree Henry ... Jamal Manning
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Storyline

"Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Left with nothing. Capable of anything.


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Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,361,307, 18 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,361,307, 18 November 2018
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The original the 1983 British TV series Widows (1983) was set in London, England. Director Steve McQueen moved the setting to Chicago, United States. See more »

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When the 'husbands' gang are surrounded and the van explodes it neatly separates into two halves and was clearly cut in two by the production crew. Real explosions are not so neat. See more »

Quotes

Veronica: [to her gang] Now the best thing we have going for us, is being who we are.
Alice: Why ?
Veronica: Because no-one thinks we have the balls to pull this off.
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Cash Money....
19 November 2018 | by jonerogersSee all my reviews

I Liked this a great deal...My first thoughts on any film over 90 minutes long are is it going to be dragged out or have the story extended and leave parts open but This film was not one of those.

A Film Directed by Steve McQueen who i class as pretty good, an all star cast and a great story line. it follows a group of women who's husbands have been wiped out by the cops on a raid hence the film title. One of the women has in her possession a plan laid out by her late husband on a cash earner of the illegal type and they set about carrying it out to gain some money to pay their milk bill.

The story coasts along nicely with the beginning being about the botched job of their husbands and then into recruitment, planning and execution Finale.

overall a great film, great story, good Cast and great directing makes this a worth watch film. Oh and there is a nice twist as well.


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