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Mrs. Harris (2005)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 25 February 2006
Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.

Director:

Phyllis Nagy

Writers:

Shana Alexander (book), Phyllis Nagy (screenplay)
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annette Bening ... Jean Harris
Ben Kingsley ... Herman Tarnower
Cloris Leachman ... Pearl 'Billie' Schwartz - Tarnower's Sister
Lawrence O'Donnell ... Judge Leggett (as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.)
Frank Whaley ... George Bolen
Bill Smitrovich ... Joel Arnou
Frances Fisher ... Marge Richey Jacobson
Michael Gross ... Leslie Jacobson
Ronald Guttman ... Henri
John Patrick Amedori ... Young David Harris
Brad McCoy ... Young Jimmy Harris
John Rubinstein ... Tarnower's Best Friend
Brett Butler ... Tarnower Ex #1
Lee Garlington ... Tarnower's Ex #2
Ellen Burstyn ... Former Tarnower Steady
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Storyline

Fact-based story about Jean Harris (Annette Bening), a woman who was accused of murdering famed Scarsdale Diet Dr. Herman (Hi) Tarnower (Ben Kingsley) after being in a relationship with him for 14 years. Depicted as a womanizer, Dr. Tarnower had earlier asked Mrs. Harris, a divorced school teacher, to marry him. But when faced with upcoming nuptials, he backed out. The story depicts Mrs. Harris as a distraught and obsessive woman who may have been suffering from some mental illness and based on a note sent to the doctor, may have been suicidal at the time of the murder. She contended that Dr. Tarnower was shot while the two wrestled with a gun she was going to use to kill herself. Contains profanity and sexual situations, including implied masturbation. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

She Loved Him, So She Shot Him.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doamna Harris See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Ben Kingsley, Ellen Burstyn and Cloris Leachman; and three Oscar nominees: Annette Bening, Mary McDonnell and Chloë Sevigny. See more »

Quotes

Vivian Schulte: I know a lot of women who'd like to do to their husbands what Jean did to Hy. Fortunately, not a lot of women carry around pistols in their purses.
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Edited from Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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Put The Blame On Mame
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Riveting Performances by A Cast of Veteran Actors
19 September 2006 | by md_dcSee all my reviews

I always wanted to know the details of the Jean Harris murder story. However, because I kept to scholarly reading, I didn't want to take the time or money to buy the books & magazines about her circumstances.

Now that I've seen the show, I have a greater understanding of the background history & consequential events that led to Harris's trial & conviction.

My knowledge grew because I witnessed riveting performances by a host of veteran actors: ones that I have grown to trust NOT to be involved in shameless mockeries of the truth, like the "Path to 9/11" is. I'm more curious to go back & read the books, newspapers & magazines about "Mrs. Harris."


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