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 388 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
Sound Danny Elfman Original Music Composer
Editing Mark Warner Editor
Writing Stephen King Novel
Sound Richard Portman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Charles Mulvehill Producer
Art Bruno Rubeo Production Design
Production Nancy Klopper Casting
Art Dan Yarhi Art Direction
Art Steve Shewchuk Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Shay Cunliffe Costume Design
Camera Gabriel Beristain Director of Photography
Directing Taylor Hackford Director
Production Taylor Hackford Producer
Writing Tony Gilroy Screenplay
Sound Gary C. Bourgeois Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound David E. Stone Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Glen Gauthier Production Sound Mixer