Desperate Remedies (1993)

Desperate Remedies (1993)

Director Stewart Main, Peter Wells

Writer Stewart Main, Peter Wells

Genre Comedy, Drama, Music

Year 1993

Actors Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappell, Cliff Curtis

IMDB : 6.9 (326 votes)


Description In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyner, is desperate for cash and thinks marriage to Dorothea will save him. Dorothea hires Lawrence Hayes, a rough but handsome Argonaut, to bribe Fraser with jewels and to marry Rose; Hayes desperately loves Dorothea and may marry Rose to stay close to her. But Dorothea has a lover, the ravishing Anne Cooper, who encourages the match with Poyser to give the lovers cover. Are these remedies, each desperate in its turn, going to make anyone happy?


  • tony bennett 2016-06-09 22:42:39
    A shame that this witty colourful pastiche is unavailable on DVD when many lesser films are churned out daily. The casting and stylised sets are perfect and Kevin Smith is in smouldering good form.
  • smw 2015-01-08 23:26:22
    Does anyone know where i can download this movie? I cant find it anywhere :( The trailer is so good, i want to see it, but i cant buy it in my country :'( Anyone? Please? :)
  • chiornii2008 2014-03-20 21:46:15
    Recently I watched this film. ¡I loved it! It's stunning. I found the DVD and I bought it by curiosity, but the disc was so bad that I could only watch it once.
  • Matt 712 2013-05-25 18:25:08
    I always had a 'thing' for Lisa Chappell after seeing her on Hercules.
  • Keshia1119 2013-02-22 19:04:44
    I just bought this on vhs. Looking forward to checking it out.
  • Hercfan1978 2011-07-17 11:24:00
    @Thetoothfairy777 I'm too late to download, Imdb must have took the torrent link off and I can't find this movie anywhere...not even at my local was Michael Hurst's performance?
  • Hercfan1978 2011-07-17 11:03:27
    I adore Michael Hurst and his sense of humour. I can't wait to see him in a movie with his wife Jennifer and Lisa Chappell whom was in Hercules the legendary journey's with Michael...she's a riot and Kevin Smith he was always fun to watch in Hercules too!
  • xxtiaan 2010-12-08 09:54:17
    this and the cook the theif his wife and her lover are 2 of my fav ever films anyone know any others of a similar bent? titles and directors appreciated... ken russels salome is also great someone put this on youtube in it entirety please! (how hot is kevin smith in this, le sigh, and jennifer ward leeland)
  • D10t1ma 2010-11-19 14:22:41
    Where can I get this on DVD? Absolutely adore it and love Sirens!
  • N. ALIXS BEACH 2009-08-13 04:08:29
    This is like watching the CAST of XENA!
  • Steven Patterson 2009-04-08 21:44:06
    This is a brilliant genre parody that, by playing things totally straight with both enormous stakes and absolute truth doubles both the power and the hilarity inherent in the material it's dealing with. NO DVD in the States, which is a crime. We have a VHS version which, if you still have access to a VCR, is worth hunting for.
  • dncrnthedark 2009-03-02 00:05:54
    I love this movies but I can't find it in the states anywhere! is it on DVD??
  • astrometrics 2009-01-14 04:39:58
    Wow the whole cast from XenaWP lol! Thanks for sharing.
  • Heather Ball 2008-10-12 22:25:58
    I had never heard of this movie before last week and was channel surfing and came across it on the Maori channel and couldnt stop watching
  • E. Broussard 2008-03-30 08:11:26
    *flails* I cannot thank you enough for posting this!

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