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Woman Undone (1996)

Terri Hansen is discovered in the desert beside the blackened husk of her car which contains the charred corpse of her husband. When forensic evidence makes her out to be her husband's ... See full summary »

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Evelyn Purcell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary McDonnell ... Teri Hansen
Randy Quaid ... Allan Hansen
Sam Elliott ... Ross Bishop
Benjamin Bratt ... Jim Mercer
Charles Noland ... Trim
Cheryl Anderson ... Nina
Troy Evans ... Mac
Tara Hartman Tara Hartman ... Miranda
Scanlon Gail ... Gun Salesman
Georgann Johnson ... Enid
Kevin Cooney ... Chuck
Michael Chieffo ... Roy
Trishalee Hardy ... Eileen
Alex McKenna ... Jennifer
Peta Wilson ... Receptionist
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Terri Hansen is discovered in the desert beside the blackened husk of her car which contains the charred corpse of her husband. When forensic evidence makes her out to be her husband's murderer, she quietly protests her innocence, but makes no effort to mount a defense. Terri doesn't expect to be believed. Was it self-defense or murder? While Terri acts strangely indifferent to her own fate, her attorney tries to reconstruct what happened. The moral ambiguity and the unfathomable mysteries of the human heart are just the sort of thing her attorney had hoped to leave behind him when he left big city law. In flashback, we see Terri's story. Written by Amy Krell <ASpeedy@aol.com>

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marital abuse | See All (1) »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some domestic abuse | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gnadenschuß im Flammenmeer See more »

Filming Locations:

Inyokern, California, USA

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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yuck
5 July 2004 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

A good cast is wasted on what might have been an intriguing story. Unfortunately, it is hurt by the execution. This slow-moving film looks like it was made on the cheap - in fact, parts of it appear to have been filmed at a motel. Mary McDonnell, a wonderful actress and a beautiful woman, is miscast as a femme fatale. Her hair is unnaturally dark and apparently the cameraman despised her. How she tells Benjamin Bratt (wasted in a poorly-defined role) that she's 36 with a straight face is a tribute to her acting.

It's a shame because the story was an interesting one, not going exactly the way one expects. But I wonder how many people stuck with it long enough for the plot to unfold. However, miscast or not, it's always a pleasure to see McDonnell, and great to see Sam Elliott.


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