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Compromising Positions (1985)

An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.

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Peg Tuccio
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Bruce Fleckstein
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Phyllis Fleckstein
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Dicky Dunck
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Brenda Dunck
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Scotty Hughes
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Newsday editor
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Amanda Lyons ...
Kate Singer
Chris Cunningham ...
Joey Singer
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Storyline

Judith Singer is a housewife, out of the journalism business for many years. When a dentist she has been seeing (who has a strong bedside manner even while female patients are still in the chair) is found murdered, she finds that a neighbor is a suspect. She begins to investigate. This places her in danger from the murderer, from the women who have had affairs with the dentist, and from the police who begin to wonder why she is always at the scenes where clues are discovered. Her husband becomes angry at what is happening, placing strains on her family as she finds herself more and more attracted to the police detective investigating the murder. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Women Would Rather Kill Than Miss an Appointment With Dr. Fleckstein


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30 August 1985 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,014,756, 2 September 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,531,831
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Susan Sarandon has stated that money was a big factor regarding her decision to make this film. Not terribly enamored by her character, she agreed to do the film because she was pregnant with her first child at the time and it would allow her to take time off after giving birth. See more »

Goofs

When Nancy and Judith are talking in the car, a crew member's finger can be seen poking Susan Sarandon's back to cue her in about delivering her lines. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Miller: I mostly want lots of good, straight sex.
Judith Singer: What about affection, caring, love?
Nancy Miller: I get love from Larry. I do love Larry. And he loves me.
Judith Singer: So why the other men?
Nancy Miller: Because they give me what Larry can't. Passion. Excitement. Novelty.
Judith Singer: Can't you get that from Larry?
Nancy Miller: Can you get that from Bob?
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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A must see for Susan Sarandon fans. . .
21 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

. . .but anyone else should like it,too. I saw it for the first time in the theater when I was 19. It was the first movie I went to alone because none of my friends wanted to see a "girl's movie". It is that, but it's a wonderful one of those. Since then I've seen it a dozen times and it always makes me laugh.

Susan is wonderful as always and Raul Julia is solid, but Judith Ivy steals every scene she's in. Some of the other characters are excentric to distraction, but over all it's very entertaining. It's the kind of comedy that's amusing even if it's not laugh-out-loud funny all the time. Now it's a little dated, but still really fun to watch.


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