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The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)

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The wife of an oil tycoon becomes engrossed in the sinister evil residing within her Seattle mansion home.

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Craig R. Baxley

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Stephen King (characters), Ridley Pearson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Brenner ... Ellen Gilcrest Rimbauer
Steven Brand ... John Rimbauer
Kate Burton ... Connie Posey
Tsidii Leloka Tsidii Leloka ... Sukeena (as Tsidii Le Loka)
Brad Greenquist ... Doug Posey
Deirdre Quinn ... Fanny
Tsai Chin ... Madame Lu
Hans Altwies Hans Altwies ... Daniel
Courtney Taylor Burness ... April Rimbauer (5 yrs) (as Courtney Burness)
Jacob Pearce Guzman ... Adam Rimbauer (6 yrs) (as Jacob Guzman)
Karen Heaven ... Tea Drinker #1
Betty Moyer Betty Moyer ... Tea Drinker #2
Kathryn Witt Kathryn Witt ... Party Guest
Eric Keenleyside ... Jack Finney
Tony Doupe ... Worker #1
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Storyline

Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband. Her husband is a Seattle oil tycoon who has a dark past which Ellen eventually finds out about. She becomes fearful of her husband when she learns of some disappearances of people that were close to him. Also there are some unexplained happenings at the Rose Red Mansion that might have a connection to these people who have disappeared. Now Ellen is worried she might be next. Written by mts77

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El diario de Ellen Rimbauer See more »

Filming Locations:

Lakewood, Washington, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The first prequel to a work of 'Stephen King (I)' not written by the author. As a result he had to split the royalties. See more »

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Follows Rose Red (2002) See more »

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Disappointed
16 May 2003 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I am disappointed because the film never explains the disappearances or the circumstances around Rose Red. I think it would have been better if they tried to convey the cause of the mysterious disappearance of April, Ellen, Sukeena, and anybody else who vanished for no reason. I wish Rose Red existed so we can visit but it's too far-fetched and it doesn't explain the paranormal around the house to the audience. I admired the actresses who played Ellen and Sukeena but I never did understand the relationship as a whole. I felt there were too many unanswered questions about the whole house in general. The house Rose Red mini-series should have answered what happened to the people trapped in the house whether by body or spirits. I was hoping for answers but I didn't get them.


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