Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne

Director: Taylor Hackford Cast: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judy Parfitt


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A daughter who has come to imagine the worst about her mother learns the facts are quite different -- and more shocking than she ever imagined -- in this adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel. Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) has spent nearly a quarter of a century looking after a mean-spirited woman named Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt) on a small island off the coast of Maine; when Vera is found dead after falling down a flight of stairs, Dolores is considered a prime suspect in her murder. Word of the affair reaches New York-based journalist Selena St. George (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Dolores's estranged daughter. Though she's about to leave on an important assignment, Selena instead flies to Maine to find out what's happened with her mother. Selena's father, Joe St. George (David Strathairn), died under mysterious circumstances 15 years before; more than a few people believe Dolores killed Joe, and many feel she did the same with Vera. Though the strong and tough-talking Dolores stands her ground, police detective John Mackey (Christopher Plummer) is convinced that there's more to her story than she's letting on, and in time Selena learns the ugly truth about her mother's connection to both deaths. This was Kathy Bates's second starring role in a film based on Stephen King's work; she earned an Academy Award for her breakthrough role in the movie version of King's Misery.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/1998
UPC: 0053939250237
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Turner Home Ent

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kathy Bates Dolores Claiborne
Jennifer Jason Leigh Selena St. George
Judy Parfitt Vera Donovan
Christopher Plummer Detective John Mackey
David Strathairn Joe St. Goerge
Eric Bogosian Peter
Frank Adamson Detective Supervisor
Roy Cooper Magistrate
Bob Gunton Mr Pease
John Benjamin Hickey Actor
John C. Reilly Constable Frank Stamshaw
Wayne Robson Sammy Marchant
Vernon Steele Ferry Vendor

Technical Credits
Taylor Hackford Director,Producer
Gabriel Beristain Cinematographer
Freddie Cooper Camera Operator
Shay Cunliffe Costumes/Costume Designer
Danny Elfman Score Composer,Songwriter
Glen Gauthier Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Gilroy Screenwriter
Michael Francis Kelly Associate Producer
Nancy Klopper Casting
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director
Charles B. Mulvehill Producer
Ted Ross Special Effects
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer
Steve Shewchuk Set Decoration/Design
Mark Warner Editor
Dan Yarhi Art Director
Stephen King Source Author

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Dolores Claiborne 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Suesie More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie... the book was great and the movie was amazing. Kathy Bates did an amzing job as Dolores, you felt or her character, from the husband to Jennifer Jason Leigh's selena..i like the way the movie goes from scene to scene in differnet color, portraying the young Dolores is a bright color and the older Dolores in a midnight dark blue, seeing how time has ravaged this woman.. its a great movie recomend to everyone.
nazareth62 More than 1 year ago
This is hands down one of the best movies I've ever seen! The story is thrilling and compelling. I've watched this movie so many times I know all of the characters lines. If you love good story telling then this is for you! It is both a testament to what human beings are capable of doing when they love someone and it's played to the hilt by the wonderful Kathy Bates! I had never heard of Ms. Bates when she did Misery and now she's 1 of my favorite actresses. I recommend Misery, Delores Claiborne and Fried Green Tomatoes! This woman chooses roles that she fills up and you just can't imagine anyone else playing these parts! Bravo Ms. Bates! Don't miss this film!
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