Mrs. Soffel

Mrs. Soffel

Director: Gillian Armstrong

Cast: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine

     
 

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Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the inmates, despite her fragile health. While making her rounds, she makes the acquaintance of the Biddle Brothers, Ed (Mel

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Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the inmates, despite her fragile health. While making her rounds, she makes the acquaintance of the Biddle Brothers, Ed (Mel Gibson) and Jack (Matthew Modine), who are sentenced to death for murder and robbery. Ed has become something of a celebrity thanks to his letter-writing campaign, in which he appeals in the letter-to-the-editor columns of the popular press to stay the execution of his brother and himself. His good looks, intelligence, and charm make a strong impression on Kate, whose marriage offers her little excitement. In time, Kate finds herself falling in love with Ed, and she discovers that she's unexpectedly receptive to his suggestion that she help him escape. Mrs. Soffel was the first American film from noted Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/1997
UPC:
0027616612236
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Diane Keaton Kate Soffel
Mel Gibson Ed Biddle
Matthew Modine Jack Biddle
Edward Herrmann Peter Soffel
Trini Alvarado Irene Soffel
Jennifer Dundas Margaret Soffel
Harley Cross Clarence Soffel
Terry O'Quinn Buck McGovern
Pippa Pearthree Maggie
Alar Aedma Guard
Rodger Barton Deputy Hoon
Daniel Bryan Corkill Eddie Soffel
Philip Craig Sketch Artist
Kay Hawtry Peter's Secretary
Jack Jessop Atty. Watson
Dan Lett Young Man
Margery Simkin Actor
Chuck Waters Actor
Derek Keurvost Reporter
Victoria Vanderkloot Actor
Len Doncheff Polish Guard
Brian Young McNeil's Secretary
Marushka Stankova Mrs. Bodyne
Maury Chaykin Guard Reynolds
Joyce Ebert Matron Garvey
Wayne Robson Halliday
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson Jessie Bodyne
Les Rubie Mr. Stevenson
Paula Trueman Mrs. Stevenson
Nancy Chesney Mrs. Fitzgerald
Katie McCombs Rachel Garvey
Tom Harvey Attorney Watson
William Duell Lenny
John Dee Old Prisoner
John W. Carroll Guard McGarey
David Fox McNeil
Valerie Buhagiar Alice
Norma dell'Agnese Woman Reporter
Frank Adamson Swinehart
Don Granberry Roach
James Bradford Minister
Charles Jolliffe Sheriff Hoon
Lee-Max Walton Harry
Sean Sullivan Farmer
Warren Van Evera Farmer
Walter Massey Mr. Robinson
William Youmans Guard Koslow
Jack Mather Mr. Watson
Don McManus Reporter

Technical Credits
Gillian Armstrong Director
Luciana Arrighi Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Nicholas Beauman Editor
Russell Boyd Cinematographer
Ron Bozman Asst. Director
Jacques Bradette Art Director,Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Egerton Asst. Director
Linda Gill Makeup
Mark Isham Score Composer
Dennis E. Jones Associate Producer,Production Manager
Scott Maitland Asst. Director
Abigail Murray Costumes/Costume Designer
David Nicksay Producer
Ron Nyswaner Screenwriter
Glenn H. Randall Stunts
Hilton Rosemarin Set Decoration/Design
Arthur Roswell Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Rudin Producer
Edgar J. Scherick Producer
Margery Simkin Casting
Roy Forge Smith Art Director
Neil Trifunovich Special Effects
Patti Unger Costumes/Costume Designer

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