An star-filled ensemble cast came together to make this 1991 film
, which is largely about the love lives of three women, and which takes place in cajun Louisiana
on the wedding night
of a young woman named Splendid
(played by Emily Lloyd
). Splendid is scared to death of what will happen in the bedroom with her new husband, Dolan
) and her father, Jumper
), finds himself having to coax his daughter to submit to the groom.
) comes to terms with the fact that her husband has not been satisfied at home and has been cheating on her, as the town prostitute, Thais
) shares her wisdom on the ways of men -- all this takes place while the town bartender
(James Earl Jones
) and the town drunk, Howler
), debate the finer points of music
of the film features the Adagietto
from Mahler's Fifth Symphony
was released by Trinity Home Entertainment
in January 2005, but in full screen and without any bonus material. However, the DVD does have an opening monologue by Leland Crooke that was absent from the original VHS release.
The film is based on the eponymous 1985 stage play by David Beaird
which premiered at the Equity Waiver Theater in Los Angeles and had also Leland Crooke in the cast.