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Desert Hearts (1985)

R | | Drama, Romance | 7 March 1986 (USA)
A woman on the precipice of divorce becomes drawn to a ranchowner's daughter.

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It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Cay Rivers, an open and self-assured lesbian, and the ranchowner's daughter. The emotions released by their developing intimacy, and Vivian's insecurities about her feelings towards Cay, are played out against a backdrop of rocky landscapes and country and western songs. Written by Neil Lewis <njl@cix.compulink.co.uk>

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$1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,862 (USA) (6 April 1986)

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$2,492,088 (USA)
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Patricia Charbonneau was married at the time of filming and Helen Shaver would meet her future husband Steve Smith, a key grip on the film, while making it. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the movie, when Vivian and her divorce lawyer are walking down the steps of the courthouse, you can see an older woman with a straw hat walk up the stairs by them. When Vivian & the lawyer reach the door to walk outside, you can see the same woman walking in. See more »

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Gwen: Long time no see, Miz Parker.
Frances: [disdainfully] I'm handlin' it.
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Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

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CRAZY
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Possibly the best lezzie film
14 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is possibly the best lezzie film made thus far. It has enough production values to be attractive, yet does not have the big Hollywood machinery that grinds everything into pablum. It's also not a sex film, but it is a fine indie effort. Both Shaver and Charbonneau are highly appealing.


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