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Mary Reilly is a lonely servant in the home of Dr Henry Jekyll, devoted to her position and her master. Slowly, a gradual friendship between Mary and the doctor begins as well as a growing attraction. However, Mary's quiet presence is thrown upside down when she meets Henry Jekyll's assistant, the handsome but enigmatic Edward Hyde. Although initially repelled, Mary soon finds herself drawn towards his passionate nature. But Edward Hyde is not all he seems...
Evil is Irresistable.
Title: Mary Reilly
Release Date: February 23, 1996
Runtime: 108 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Sound: SDDS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for notable gore and some strong violence.
Julia Roberts ...Mary Reilly
John Malkovich ...Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
George Cole ...Mr. Poole the Butler
Michael Gambon ...Mary's Father
Kathy Staff ...Mrs. Kent
Glenn Close ...Mrs. Farraday
Michael Sheen ...Bradshaw
Bronagh Gallagher ...Annie
Linda Bassett ...Mary's Mother
Henry Goodman ...Haffinger
Ciaran Hinds ...Sir Danvers Carew (as Ciaran Hinds)
Sasha Hanau ...young Mary Reilly
Moya Brady ...young Woman
Emma Griffiths Malin ...young Whore Mary
David Ross ...Doctor
Tim Barlow ...Vicar
Isabella Marsh ...Screaming Girl
Wendy Nottingham ...Screaming Girl's Mother
Richard Leaf ...Screaming Girl's Father
Stephen Boxer ...Inspector
Bob Mason ...Policeman
Ellie Crockett ...Farraday Girl
Robbi Stevens ...Farraday Girl
Kadamba Simmons ...Farraday Girl
Evelyn Doggart ...Farraday Girl
Pui Fan Lee ...Farraday Girl
Mimi Potworowska ...Farraday Girl
Samantha Hones ...Farraday Girl
Julia Hagen ...Farraday Girl
Harry Fielder ...Man with beard
Nancy Graham Tanen
Mary Reilly Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- Evil is Irresistable.
- Evil loves innocence.
- The Battle between Good and Evil has many Victims...and one Witness.
- Mary Reilly: He said you had an illness. What kind of an illness? Dr. Henry Jekyll: You might call it a fracture in my soul. Something... which left me with a taste for oblivion.
Mr. Edward Hyde: I am sorry. I thought you were planning to stay a while. But perhaps my sense of smell deceives me.
Mr. Edward Hyde: I am the bandit. He is merely the cave in which I shelter.
Mr. Edward Hyde: I always knew you'd be the death of us.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: It was the only way he could devise to set you free. It was inevitable from the moment I found how to achieve what I'd always wanted... To be the knife as well as the wound. Would you have ever forgiven me? I wanted the night... you see... and here it is...
- John Malkovich, who plays Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, previously appeared in The Object of Beauty (1991), in which his character complains of too many film adaptations of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
After the production was given the green light, Tim Burton was set to direct this but, after receiving the script for Ed Wood (1994), he chose to direct that instead.
Although the crew originally shot an ending similar to the book's (an anticlimax in which Jekyll dies and Mary lies beside him), there were no fewer than 25 rewrites. In winter 1995, months after Mary Reilly's production team had disbanded, the producers called back the stars to shoot three alternative endings. For one of them, Glenn Close was flown back to London on the Concorde for one day of work.
Jack Nicholson was considered to play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Emmanuelle Seigner was considered to play the title role and Roman Polanski was originally directing, but the package fell apart.
Julia Roberts beat Uma Thurman to the lead role, for a $10 million paycheck.
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