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Mrs. Harris 2005

Mrs. Harris

Year: 2005

Directors: Phyllis Nagy

Genres: Drama,Thriller

Countries: USA

Votes: 723

Rating: 5.90

Cast: Jean Harris: Annette Bening; Herman Tarnower: Ben Kingsley; Former Tarnower Steady: Ellen Burstyn; George Bolen: Frank Whaley; Marge Richey Jacobson: Frances Fisher; Young David Harris: John Patrick Amedori; Pearl ‘Billie’ Schwartz – Tarnower’s Sister: Cloris Leachman; Tarnower’s Best Friend: John Rubinstein; Tarnower’s Ex #2: Lee Garlington; Joel Arnou: Bill Smitrovich; Henri: Ronald Guttman; Leslie Jacobson: Michael Gross; Judge Leggett: Lawrence O’Donnell; Young Jimmy Harris: Brad McCoy; Tarnower Ex #1: Brett Butler


Storyline: Fact-based story about Jean Harris (Annette Bening), a woman who was accused of murdering famed Scarsdale Diet Dr. Herman (Hi) Tarnower (Ben Kingsley) after being in a relationship with him for 14 years. Depicted as a womanizer, Dr. Tarnower had earlier asked Mrs. Harris, a divorced school teacher, to marry him. But when faced with upcoming nuptials, he backed out. The story depicts Mrs. Harris as a distraught and obsessive woman who may have been suffering from some mental illness and based on a note sent to the doctor, may have been suicidal at the time of the murder. She contended that Dr. Tarnower was shot while the two wrestled with a gun she was going to use to kill herself. Contains profanity and sexual situations, including implied masturbation.

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