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The Reef (1999)

Set in early 1900s France, a widow renews a former romantic interest, until it is discovered that he has had a past fling with one of her new employees, a nanny. This sets the two women ... See full summary »

Writers:

Edith Wharton (book), William Hanley (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sela Ward ... Anna Leath
Timothy Dalton ... Charles Darrow
Alicia Witt ... Sophy Viner
Jamie Glover ... Owen Leath
Cynthia Harris ... Adelaide
Leslie Caron ... Regine De Chantelle
Hannah Taylor Gordon ... Effie Leath
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ... Mr. Farlow
Jane Bertish Jane Bertish ... Mrs. Farlow
Robert Russell Robert Russell ... Messenger
Lori Wyant Lori Wyant ... Embassy Secretary
Marcos Márquez Marcos Márquez ... Hotel Concierge (as Marcos Marquez)
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Set in early 1900s France, a widow renews a former romantic interest, until it is discovered that he has had a past fling with one of her new employees, a nanny. This sets the two women into many well-mannered accusations and conversations, but no modern brawling, and puts him in the middle, or possibly on the outside. Written by John Sacksteder <jsack@jka.net>

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They tried to forget about each other but their love would forever remind them.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Riff See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Filmed in 1996, but not broadcast until 1999. See more »

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Charles Darrow: I was on my way to you and you turned me back at the very last moment with only a word. With no explanation. I was hurt. And bewildered. I thought you meant to give me up. And suddenly I found somebody to be sorry for. To be of use to. And I swear to you that's how it began. The rest was a moment's folly. A flash of madness. As things are, I ought to have seen the danger, but I didn't. There is no possible excuse for what I did.
Anna Leath: I don't want to hear about such things.
Charles Darrow: No. You're too fine. Too ...
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a fanciful story
26 July 1999 | by valkySee all my reviews

> i recently saw "the reef" on channel 11 or some such ABC type, and i was > very enthralled in it. the film was rather melodramatic and occasionally > too fabricated to believe, but like it amused me as much as any day time > soap opera keeps most house wife's audiences. the story was nicely > complicated in all sorts of unrealistic ways, but i have to be thankful > because sometimes the realistic world is far too un-complicated.


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