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Reckless (1995)

On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.

Director:

Norman René

Writer:

Craig Lucas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Farrow ... Rachel
Tony Goldwyn ... Tom
Juana Barrios Juana Barrios ... Female Reporter Re: Fire
Mike Heibeck Mike Heibeck ... Fireman
Vee Brown Vee Brown ... Anchor Person Re: Jogger
Jack Gilpin ... Weatherman
Scott Glenn ... Lloyd
Mary-Louise Parker ... Pooty
William Duell William Duell ... Roy
Deborah Rush ... Trish
Anthony Pagano Anthony Pagano ... Small Boy In Therapy
Debra Monk ... Therapist
Giancarlo Esposito ... Host Tim Timko
Joanne Krispin Joanne Krispin ... Beautiful Twin
Lisa Krispin Lisa Krispin ... Beautiful Twin
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Storyline

On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie.

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Taglines:

The most twisted Christmas ever.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for complex psychological themes and some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aconteceu no Natal See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Connecticut, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$103,351
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reckless was first staged by The Production Company in 1983 under the direction of Norman René, who also directed the movie. It underwent some revisions and had other productions, with the first performance of the 1985 published version occurring on September 14, 1988 at New York City's Circle Repertory Company, again directed by Norman René. More recently it had a Broadway revival. Previews began on September 23, 2004; the opening on October 14, 2004 and closing on December 19, 2004 after seventy-seven total performances. Mary-Louise Parker, who played Pooty in the movie, took the lead role as Rachel, and Debra Monk repeated her movie role in the Broadway run. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd: The past is something you wake up to. It's the nightmare you wake up to every single day.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to ... The Pagano Family ... See more »

Connections

Spoofs Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(1818)
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber (uncredited)
Words By Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
English translation anonymous
Performed by Jack Jones
Courtesy of MCA Records
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A Celluloid Dream
1 October 2003 | by surrealkittenSee all my reviews

This metaphorical story of a woman leaving her husband and coming to terms with the sadness in her life is filmed as if everything is a dream. Mia Farrow plays a truly epic character, and her strength in the role finally proves her more than a beautiful waif. Even the smallest elements are connected to the larger center of the picture, and no strange story is left unexplained. A real joy.


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