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A Dangerous Woman (1993)

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Debra Winger's performance as a slow, mentally disturbed woman in A Dangerous Woman, raises the film far above its conventional, violence-ridden plot. Winger plays Martha, a quiet, lonely woman who has adjusted to a life without a man as she toils away at her small job at a dry cleaners in a small town. She lives in the guest cottage of the home of relative Frances (Barbara Hershey). Frances is a single woman who takes up with a variety of men as a cover for her loneliness and insecurity. When Anita (Laurie Metcalf) barrels her car into Frances' porch (thinking, correctly, that her husband is inside Frances' house), alcoholic handyman Mackey (Gabriel Byrne) appears on the scene and offers to fix Frances' porch. As Mackey works on the porch, Mackey becomes involved with both Frances and Martha. Into this melodramatic brew is added Getso (David Strathairn), a petty crook who works with Martha at the dry cleaners. When the four principles interact with each other, the disturbing results include an unwanted pregnancy, a murder, and some unsparing violence.

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Cast

Jan Hooks
as Makeup Girl
Paul Dooley
as Tupperware Salesman
Philip McNiven
as Young Man
Jack Riley
as Bandleader
Brandis Kemp
as Female Caterer
Martine Wood
as Female Security Guard
Joel Randel
as Male Security Guard
Cassidy Ann Thomas
as Martha's Daughter
Chelsea Morgan Thomas
as Martha's Daughter
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Critic Reviews for A Dangerous Woman

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

The movie centered around Winger's sexuality. She gave an absolutely wonderful performance. Very realistic. I wish she had a better director.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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The movie centered around Winger's sexuality. She gave an absolutely wonderful performance. Very realistic. I wish she had a better director.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo
½

Some good character studies.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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A favorite.

Leo L
Leo L

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