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She-Devil (1989)

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A surprisingly resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.

Director:

Susan Seidelman

Writers:

Fay Weldon (novel), Barry Strugatz (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Mary Fisher
Roseanne Barr ... Ruth Patchett
Ed Begley Jr. ... Bob
Linda Hunt ... Hooper
Sylvia Miles ... Mrs. Fisher
Elisebeth Peters Elisebeth Peters ... Nicolette Patchett
Bryan Larkin ... Andy Patchett
A Martinez ... Garcia
Maria Pitillo ... Olivia Honey
Mary Louise Wilson ... Mrs. Trumper
Susan Willis Susan Willis ... Ute
Jack Gilpin ... Larry
Robin Leach ... Himself
Nitchie Barrett Nitchie Barrett ... Bob's Secretary
June Gable June Gable ... Realtor
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Storyline

Ruth is a wife and mother who tries to please her husband (Bob) but finds him pulling away and spending more time at the office than at home. When he begins an affair with a famous romance novelist (Mary) and leaves Ruth to raise their kids, she decides she's had enough of playing nice docile housewife. Ruth endeavors to show Bob and Mary the truth about themselves and each other, while creating a new successful life of her own. Written by Mia Holder

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Taglines:

Revenge Is Sweet... And Low.

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

27 April 1990 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La diabla See more »

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Gross USA:

$15,351,421
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jeff Daniels and Jeff Bridges were considered for the role of Bob Patchett See more »

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The handwriting on the list that Ruth has made of Bob's assets changes several times throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Ruth: I would have to get used to being alone now. It's not easy for a mother to be separated from her children. I'll bet Mary Fisher's mother feels the same way. Maybe I can help old Mrs. Fisher get reacquainted with her daughter. But first, I would need a new name.
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You Can Have Him
Written by Bill Cook
Performed by Carmel
Provided Courtesy of London Records
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Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep was Fantastic!
2 December 2003 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Meryl Streep (Mary Fisher), "Out of Africa",'85 put her heart and soul into this role and proved to her many fans that she is a great actress who can even play comedy and make it work. Roseanne Barr(Ruth Patchett), "Blue in the Face",'95, performs as an ugly housewife who is abused beyond words by Bob, her husband, (Ed Begley,Jr.),"Auto Focus",'02. Bob plays a horrible husband who deserves just what he gets from the SHE-DEVIL! If you love Meryl Streep and Roseanne, just sit back and enjoy this CRAZY film and forget about your troubles.


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