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Eden (1996)

R | | Drama | 27 March 1998 (USA)
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Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how ... See full summary »

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Howard Goldberg

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Howard Goldberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Going ... Helen Kunen
Dylan Walsh ... Bill Kunen
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Dave Edgerton
Sean Christensen Sean Christensen ... Rick
Edward O'Blenis ... Sonny
John Aylward ... Dr. Bryson
Anne Christianson Anne Christianson ... Milly
Marjorie Nelson Marjorie Nelson ... Ruth
R. Hamilton Wright R. Hamilton Wright ... Mr. Bainbridge
Stephen Lennstrom Stephen Lennstrom ... Johnny
Annie Michelle Price Annie Michelle Price ... Amy
John Billingsley ... Lee
David Estrem David Estrem ... Dean Shays
J. Zachary Lenihan J. Zachary Lenihan ... Isherwood
Dennis Troutman Dennis Troutman ... Parker
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Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how love rather than demands helps the student to blossom, but finally she falls into a coma. While she is able to have some 'looking down' awareness of what is happening, her coma is what brings her husband to an understanding of the needs of others. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edèn See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Anna Faris's film debut. See more »

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Beautiful & Moving...Brilliant!
14 February 2011 | by mcelroy-williamSee all my reviews

One of the most beautiful Films I've ever seen. Every scene is a piece of pure artwork. It's great seeing some of these great actors during this time in their careers. Brilliant directing & cinematography. The screenplay/writing is substantive, honest and heart-felt. Anyone who loves movies should see this film. Very imaginative considering the subject matter. I love the setting and era oriented backdrops, still remains fresh and relevant for today however.Really cool! I see why this was selection at Sundance! Seem like there might be a basis for a TV series here. a clinic in film-making.Im not too macho to admit...I cried. Bravo!


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