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Dolores Claiborne

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1995
  • Taylor Hackford
  • 126 mins
  • 18

Summary

Mystery drama based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh. When an elderly woman dies at her home in Maine, her resident housekeeper Dolores is arrested on suspicion of murder. Years earlier Dolores was cleared of killing her husband, but her estranged daughter Selena, a New York journalist, suspects that her mother is responsible for both deaths and arrives in town to investigate.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Kathy Bates, who won an Oscar for her performance in the film version of Stephen King's novel Misery, here stars in another King adaptation, this time as a housekeeper accused of killing her elderly employer. Jennifer Jason Leigh co-stars as Bates's daughter, who suspects her mother is guilty of more than one killing. There are magnificent portrayals all round, especially from Christopher Plummer as a retired and vengeful cop, but Bates steals every scene she's in.

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Credits

Cast

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Dolores ClaiborneKathy Bates
Selena St GeorgeJennifer Jason Leigh
Vera DonovanJudy Parfitt
Detective John MackeyChristopher Plummer
Joe St GeorgeDavid Strathairn
PeterEric Bogosian
Constable Frank StamshawJohn C Reilly
Young SelenaEllen Muth
Mr PeaseBob Gunton
MagistrateRoy Cooper

Crew

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DirectorTaylor Hackford

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1995-09-08
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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