Deadly Advice

Deadly Advice

Director: Mandie Fletcher

Cast: Jane Horrocks, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton

     
 

A disturbed woman starts getting friendly advice from some of the great murderers of history in this black comedy from Great Britain. Introverted Jody Greenwood (Jane Horrocks) and her bolder sister Beth (Imelda Staunton) both live under the thumb of their domineering mother Iris (Brenda Fricker). Jodie has romantic feelings for Dr. Ted Phillips (Jonathan Pryce), a… See more details below

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A disturbed woman starts getting friendly advice from some of the great murderers of history in this black comedy from Great Britain. Introverted Jody Greenwood (Jane Horrocks) and her bolder sister Beth (Imelda Staunton) both live under the thumb of their domineering mother Iris (Brenda Fricker). Jodie has romantic feelings for Dr. Ted Phillips (Jonathan Pryce), a local physician at least twenty years her senior, while Beth has become involved with a hunky male stripper, but both sisters feel paralyzed to do much about their relationships while Iris is still around. One night, Jody is visited by the ghost of Maj. Herbert Armstrong (Edward Woodward), a locally infamous man who made his small town famous with the spectacular murder of his wife. After he passes on some advice about how to achieve personal freedom, Jody kills Iris with an axe and hides the body with Beth's help. However, bad blood arises between Jody and Beth, and, after a nocturnal visit from well-known murderer Dr. Crippen (Hywel Bennett), Jody is inspired to pick up the hatchet again, doing away with Beth and her stripper. Jody beats the case against her in court and wins the heart of Dr. Phillips, but unfortunately she starts getting visits again ... . Jane Horrocks's performance as Jody won her the Best Actress award at the 1994 Catalonian International Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/2006
UPC:
0844628010641
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
Tango Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
69,029

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Horrocks Jodie Greenwood
Brenda Fricker Iris Greenwood
Imelda Staunton Beth Greenwood
Jonathan Pryce Dr. Ted Philips
Edward Woodward Maj. Herbert Armstrong
Billie Whitelaw Kate Webster
Hywel Bennett Dr. Crippen
Jonathan Hyde George Joseph Smith
John Mills Jack the Ripper
Ian Abbey Bunny
Eleanor Bron Judge
Richard Moore Constable Dickman
Dillie Keane Mary

Technical Credits
Mandie Fletcher Director
Arthur Beavis Special Effects
William Booker Asst. Director
Michael Buchanan Art Director
Glenn Chandler Screenwriter
Melanie Dicks Asst. Director
Tracey Eddon Stunts
Richard Greatrex Cinematographer
Richard Harvey Score Composer
Christopher Hobbs Production Designer
Mark Holding Musical Direction/Supervision
John Jarvis Editor
Robert McCann Makeup
Emma Porteous Costumes/Costume Designer
Nigel Stafford-Clark Producer
Sheila Trezise Casting

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