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The Rachel Papers (1989)

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95 min | Drama, Romance

Charles Highway (Dexter Fletcher) is in control of his life; he is about to finish sixth form college and start at Oxford. He is nineteen and wants an "older" woman before he turns twenty. Enter the beautiful Rachel Noyce (Ione Skye), and ...See moreCharles Highway (Dexter Fletcher) is in control of his life; he is about to finish sixth form college and start at Oxford. He is nineteen and wants an "older" woman before he turns twenty. Enter the beautiful Rachel Noyce (Ione Skye), and Charles puts his 'master-of-seduction' routines into top gear. Things however get complicated, Charles has a string of exes and a weird brother-in-law. Rachel has a boyfriend named Deforest (James Spader), and Charles' father has a mistress. Written by Matthew Stanfield See less
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Alex Thomson (lighting cameraman)
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Release date
May 12, 1989 (United States)
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27 cast members
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Dexter Fletcher
Charles Highway Charles Highway   See fewer
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Ione Skye
Rachel Noyce Rachel Noyce   See fewer
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James Spader
Deforest Deforest   See fewer
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Bill Paterson
Gordon Highway Gordon Highway   See fewer
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Michael Gambon
Doctor Knowd Doctor Knowd   See fewer
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Aubrey Morris
Sir Herbert Sir Herbert   See fewer
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Nicola Kimber
Vanessa Reynolds Vanessa Reynolds   See fewer
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Shirley Anne Field
Mrs. Seth Smith Mrs. Seth Smith   See fewer
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Pat Keen
Mrs. Tauber Mrs. Tauber   See fewer
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Gina McKee
Evonne Evonne   See fewer
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Shirley King
Tauber Academy Assistant Tauber Academy Assistant   See fewer
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Di Langford
Charlotte Highway Charlotte Highway   See fewer
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Amanda Dickinson
Peppermint Park Waitress Peppermint Park Waitress   See fewer
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Joe Wreddon
Valentine Valentine   See fewer
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Amy Fleetwood
Rachel's Friend Rachel's Friend   See fewer
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Jimmy Buchanan
Mr. Greenchurch Mr. Greenchurch   See fewer
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Louise Hodges
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Stoltz
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Troy Titus-Adams
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 1,812 votes