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Passion Fish

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Passion Fish
Directed byJohn Sayles
Screenplay byJohn Sayles
Produced bySarah Green
Maggie Renzi
CinematographyRoger Deakins
Edited byJohn Sayles
Music byMason Daring
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
  • December 9, 1992 (1992-12-09) (United States)
Running time
135 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$5 million[1][2]
Box office$4 million[3]

Passion Fish is a 1992 American drama movie written and directed by John Sayles. The movie stars Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Strathairn, Leo Burmester, and Angela Bassett. It tells the story of a soap opera star (Mary McDonnell), who after getting paralyzed in a car accident, is forced to return to her family home and rely upon a series of nurses, forcing each of them to leave her employment until one nurse (Alfre Woodard) shows up guaranteed to stay.

The movie is set and was filmed in the Acadiana region of Louisiana in May 1992.

The movie premiered in cinemas in the United States on December 9, 1992. The reviews from movie critics were very positive. Mary McDonnell received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and Alfre Woodard won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.

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  1. Molyneaux, Gerry (2000). John Sayles: An Unauthorized Biography of the Pioneer Indy Filmmaker. Renaissance Books. p. 205. ISBN 978-1580631259.
  2. "Passion Fish". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 4 September 2023.
  3. "Passion Fish - 1992 Academy Awards". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2011.

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