Reckless | 1995

Drama, Adaptation
Rachel is a perpetually perky housewife who has it all--home, husband, and children. She also loses it all, on the night before Christmas, when she discovers that the creature stirring in her house is a hit man, hired ...more

Cast

... Rachel

Actor

... Lloyd

Actor

... Pooty

Actor

... Tom

Actor

... Sister Margaret

Actor

... Game Show Host

Actor

... Tom Jr

Actor

... Skeptical Shrink

Actor

... Homicidal Bookkeeper

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Play as Source Material

Company

Playhouse International Pictures

Production Company

Samuel Goldwyn Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Rachel is a perpetually perky housewife who has it all--home, husband, and children. She also loses it all, on the night before Christmas, when she discovers that the creature stirring in her house is a hit man, hired by her husband. Dressed in nothing more than her flannel nightie, Rachel flees, embarking on an odyssey that spans many a Christmas Eve and that will take her through all 50 states of the Union as she searches for some semblance of security, and sanity--and a permanent address. Like a latter-day Candide, Rachel encounters a series of increasingly surreal calamities and coincidences on her journey through denial. She also meets up with a bizarre cast of characters, including a suspicious social worker, his parapalegic deaf mute wife, a homicidal bookkeeper, a manic game show host, an insomniac undergrad, a nun with a dark past, and a skeptical shrink who insists that Rachel's nightmarish life is actually one fantastic Freudian dream.

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