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[[Performer~P76921~Debra Winger~debrawinger]]'s performance as a slow, mentally disturbed woman in A Dangerous Woman, raises the film far above its conventional, violence-ridden plot. [[Performer~P76921~Winger~debrawinger]] plays Martha, a quiet, lonely woman who has adjusted to a life without a man as she toils away at her small job at a dry cleaners in a small town. She lives in the guest cottage of the home of relative Frances ([[Performer~P32030~Barbara Hershey~barbarahershey]]). Frances is a single woman who takes up with a variety of men as a cover for her loneliness and insecurity. When Anita ([[Performer~P48695~Laurie Metcalf~lauriemetcalf]]) barrels her car into Frances' porch (thinking, correctly, that her husband is inside Frances' house), alcoholic handyman Mackey ([[Performer~P10031~Gabriel Byrne~gabrielbyrne]]) appears on the scene and offers to fix Frances' porch. As Mackey works on the porch, Mackey becomes involved with both Frances and Martha. Into this melodramatic brew is added Getso ([[Performer~P68638~David Strathairn~davidstrathairn]]), a petty crook who works with Martha at the dry cleaners. When the four principles interact with each other, the disturbing results include an unwanted pregnancy, a murder, and some unsparing violence. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Debra Winger Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1993 Nominee


Debra Winger
as Martha Horgan
Barbara Hershey
as Frances
Gabriel Byrne
as Mackey
David Strathairn
as Getso
Chloe Webb
as Birdie
John Terry
as Steve Bell
Jan Hooks
as Make-up Girl
Paul Dooley
as Tupperware Salesman
Viveka Davis
as Mercy
Richard Riehle
as John
Laurie Metcalf
as Anita
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Patsy
Anna Mathias
as Singer
Brad Blaisdell
as Wesley
Jake Gyllenhaal
as Edward
Jack Riley
as Bandleader
Warren Munson
as Gately
Rebeca Arthur
as Checker
Breon Gorman
as Heidi
Heather Locklear
Amanda Mackey-Johnson
Brandis Kemp
as Female Caterer
Cathy Sandrich


Stephen Gyllenhaal
Robert Elswit
Carter Burwell
Composer (Music Score)
Harvey Rosenstock
David Brisbin
Production Designer
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer
Mary Finn
Set Designer
Margaret Goldsmith
Set Designer
Stephen Halbert
Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Fioritto
Special Effects
Jeff Rafner
First Assistant Director
David Womark
First Assistant Director
Brad Wilder
Deborah Larsen