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Widows' Peak (1994)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 13 May 1994 (USA)
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Mrs. Edwina Broome (Natasha Richardson) has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak", so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather... See full summary »

Director:

John Irvin

Writers:

Hugh Leonard (story), Hugh Leonard (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Farrow ... Miss Katherine O'Hare / Clancy
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Doyle-Counihan
Natasha Richardson ... Mrs. Edwina Broome
Adrian Dunbar ... Godfrey Doyle-Counihan
Jim Broadbent ... Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist
Anne Kent ... Miss Grubb, Doyle-Counihan's Maid / Driver
John Kavanagh ... Canon Murtagh
Rynagh O'Grady ... Maddie O'Hara, Broome's Maid
Gerard McSorley ... Gaffney, Lawyer
Michael James Ford Michael James Ford ... Lieutenant Rokesby
Garrett Keogh Garrett Keogh ... Grogan, Realtor
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Mrs. Colgan
Sheila Flitton Sheila Flitton ... Mrs. Mulrooney
Marie Conmee Marie Conmee ... Mrs. Lawless
Ingrid Craigie ... Mrs. Purdieu
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Storyline

Mrs. Edwina Broome (Natasha Richardson) has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak", so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather exclusive bunch. The residents are all curious about their new neighbor, but no one can seem to get much information about her, including Queen bee Mrs. Doyle-Counihan (Dame Joan Plowright), whose son is busy wooing Edwina. Miss Katherine O'Hare. (Mia Farrow) and Edwina have an immediate dislike for each other, however, and soon some accidental encounters begin to look like Edwina is trying to ruin her new rival. The problems escalate and the town is in an uproar, but they get no closer to solving the mystery of the newcomer. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A scandalous comedy where nothing is quite what it seems. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and theme | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

Irish | English

Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Colina das Viúvas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$133,084, 15 May 1994

Gross USA:

$6,243,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,243,722
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Irish Screenwriter Hugh Leonard originally wrote the part of Miss Katherine O'Hare especially for Maureen O'Sullivan, but she gracefully reneged because of her advanced age and dwindling stamina. Her daughter Mia Farrow ultimately took over the role. See more »

Goofs

Just after Edwina and Godfrey have sat down on the blanket for a picnic, you can see the top of a modern car driving by in the background. See more »

Quotes

Con Clancy, Kilshannon Dentist: The first day I clapped eyes on that one, I made up my mind. If she ends up as anyone's widow, it'll be as mine. Or I'll swing for her.
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Crazy Credits

One line in the end credits reads: "This film is dedicated to the memory of Sophie Irvin". See more »


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I'll Be Your Sweetheart
Written by Harry Dacre
Published by B. Feldman & Co. Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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the best film I have ever seen
16 January 1999 | by kpb-2See all my reviews

This is an absolute masterpiece. I have watched the film innumerable times and still enjoy, with the best and most unpredictable climaxes I have ever seen. This film starts off as a great film and just gets better and better.


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