Scorchers

WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES DRAMALOGUE AWARD IN 1987, THE STORY TELLS OF TWO YOUNG WOMEN WHO LOSE THEIR INNOCENCE ONE WILD NIGHT. IT IS SET IN THE SMALL TOWN OF BAYOU LA TECHE, LOUISIANA, AND THE TITLE REFERS TO THE SOUTHERN TERM FOR A SEXUALLY PASSIONATE WOMAN. FEATURED PLAYERS INCLUDE JENNIFER TILLY AS A VENGEFUL NEWLYWED WHOSE HUSBAND PREFERS THE TOWN HOOKER (FAYE DUNAWAY), AND EMILY LLOYD AS HER BEST FRIEND, A CAJUN BRIDE WHO, TERRIFIED OF CONSUMMATING HER MARRIAGE, LEARNS WITH THE HELP OF HER FATHER THAT HER FEARS STEM FROM HER MOTHER'S DEATH IN CHILDBIRTH. ALSO ON HAND ARE DENHOLM ELLIOTT AS A FAILED ACTOR AND JAMES EARL JONES. PLAYWRIGHT DAVID BEAIRD DIRECTS -- HIS FIRST SINCE COMPLETING "IT TAKES TWO" IN 1988."

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UK Release Date: 
Fri, 05/15/1992
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88 Mins

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