Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne (1995)

Sometimes, an accident can be an unhappy woman's best friend.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1995-03-24
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 320 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a witness who can place her at the scene of the crime. Things look bad for Dolores when her daughter Selena, a successful Manhattan magazine writer, returns to cover the story.

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  • Kathy Bates

    as Dolores Claiborne
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh

    as Selena St. George
  • Judy Parfitt

    as Vera Donovan
  • Christopher Plummer

    as John Mackey
  • David Strathairn

    as Joe St. George
  • John C. Reilly

    as Const. Frank Stamshaw
  • Eric Bogosian

    as Peter
  • Ellen Muth

    as Young Selena
  • Bob Gunton

    as Mr. Pease
Production Taylor Hackford Producer
Production Charles Mulvehill Producer
Directing Taylor Hackford Director
Writing Stephen King Novel
Camera Gabriel Beristain Director of Photography
Editing Mark Warner Editor
Writing Tony Gilroy Screenplay
Production Nancy Klopper Casting
Art Bruno Rubeo Production Design
Art Dan Yarhi Art Direction
Art Steve Shewchuk Set Decoration
Sound Danny Elfman Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Shay Cunliffe Costume Design
Sound Glen Gauthier Production Sound Mixer
Sound Gary C. Bourgeois Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard Portman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound David E. Stone Supervising Sound Editor