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Mrs. Soffel (1984)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 8 February 1985 (USA)
Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and ... See full summary »

Director:

Gillian Armstrong

Writer:

Ron Nyswaner
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... Kate Soffel
Mel Gibson ... Ed Biddle
Matthew Modine ... Jack Biddle
Edward Herrmann ... Warden Peter Soffel
Trini Alvarado ... Irene Soffel
Jennifer Dundas ... Margaret Soffel (as Jennie Dundas)
Danny Corkill ... Eddie Soffel
Harley Cross ... Clarence Soffel
Terry O'Quinn ... Detective Buck McGovern
Pippa Pearthree ... Maggie
William Youmans ... Guard George Koslow
Maury Chaykin ... Guard Charlie Reynolds
Joyce Ebert Joyce Ebert ... Matron Agnes Garvey
Wayne Robson ... Halliday
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Jessie Bodyne
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Storyline

Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and children to help Ed and his brother Jack escape and accompanies them into the wintery wasteland. Written by Reid Gagle

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A true story

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Senhora Soffel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,280, 1 January 1985

Gross USA:

$4,385,312

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,385,312
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The train sequences were filmed in North Freedom, Wisconsin. See more »

Goofs

A toy electric train shown running around a Christmas tree is of a post-1950 design, as is the track. The train is based on 19th-century locomotive and passenger car prototypes, making it more plausible. However, toy electric trains that even remotely resembled the one shown did not exist by 1901. See more »

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This is the first American accent Mel Gibson used on film.
10 April 2002 | by tomligonSee all my reviews

Mel Gibson's performance in "Mrs. Soffel" is superb in any event, but viewed in the context that it is the first time he played an American character on film, that his brother was played by American actor Matthew Modine, and that the film was based on a true story of two men from Pittsburgh, it is an even greater achievement.


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