Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. Then she meets with Chantelle, whose stubbornness matches her own -- if only because Chantelle, herself a recovering cocaine addict, cannot afford to lose this job. Their mutual dislike gradually develops into an armed truce as the two women deal with their own problems and with each others'.

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  1. John Sayles

    Director, Writer

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  1. Mary McDonnell

    Mary McDonnell

    May-Alice Culhane

  2. Alfre Woodard

    Alfre Woodard


  3. Lenore Banks

    Lenore Banks

    Nurse Quick

  4. Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett

    Rhonda / Dawn

  5. Vondie Curtis-Hall

    Vondie Curtis-Hall

    Sugar LeDoux

  6. David Strathairn

    David Strathairn


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 15m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • December 11, 1992



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