Mrs. Soffel

Overview

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, ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/1997
  • UPC: 027616612236
  • Original Release: 1984
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: VHS

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
Frank Adamson Swinehart
Alar Aedma Guard
Rodger Barton Deputy Hoon
James Bradford Minister
Valerie Buhagiar Alice
John W. Carroll Guard McGarey
Maury Chaykin Guard Reynolds
Nancy Chesney Mrs. Fitzgerald
Daniel Bryan Corkill Eddie Soffel
Philip Craig Sketch Artist
John Dee Old Prisoner
Norma dell'Agnese Woman Reporter
Len Doncheff Polish Guard
William Duell Lenny
Joyce Ebert Matron Garvey
David Fox McNeil
Don Granberry Roach
Tom Harvey Attorney Watson
Kay Hawtry Peter's Secretary
Jack Jessop Atty. Watson
Charles Jolliffe Sheriff Hoon
Derek Keurvost Reporter
Dan Lett Young Man
Walter Massey Mr. Robinson
Jack Mather Mr. Watson
Katie McCombs Rachel Garvey
Don McManus Reporter
Wayne Robson Halliday
Les Rubie Mr. Stevenson
Margery Simkin
Marushka Stankova Mrs. Bodyne
Sean Sullivan Farmer
Paula Trueman Mrs. Stevenson
Warren Van Evera Farmer
Victoria Vanderkloot
Lee-Max Walton Harry
Chuck Waters
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson Jessie Bodyne
Vincent Youmans Guard Koslow
William Youmans Guard Koslow
Brian Young McNeil's Secretary
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
Mark Egerton Asst. Director
Linda Gill Makeup
Mark Isham Score Composer
Dennis E. Jones Associate Producer, Production Manager
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Maitland Asst. Director
Abigail Murray Costumes/Costume Designer
David Nicksay Producer
Ron Nyswaner Screenwriter
Glenn H. Randall Jr. 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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