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Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

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Steve McQueen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Viola Davis ... Veronica
Liam Neeson ... Harry Rawlings
Jon Bernthal ... Florek
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Carlos
Coburn Goss ... Jimmy Nunn
Michelle Rodriguez ... Linda
Alejandro Verdin ... Xavy
Bailey Rhyse Walters ... Gracie (as Bailey Walters)
Elizabeth Debicki ... Alice
Carrie Coon ... Amanda
Robert Duvall ... Tom Mulligan
Colin Farrell ... Jack Mulligan
Molly Kunz ... Siobhan
James Vincent Meredith ... John / Mulligan Man
Brian Tyree Henry ... Jamal Manning
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Storyline

"Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Left with nothing. Capable of anything.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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16 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Polish

Release Date:

22 November 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Viudas See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,361,307, 18 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,055,806, 6 December 2018
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Amy Adams was rumored for a role when the film was first announced. See more »

Goofs

When the 'husbands' gang are surrounded and the van explodes it neatly separates into two halves and was clearly cut in two by the production crew. Real explosions are not so neat. See more »

Quotes

Veronica: [to her gang] Now the best thing we have going for us, is being who we are.
Alice: Why ?
Veronica: Because no-one thinks we have the balls to pull this off.
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6 November 2018 | by jayanatha76See all my reviews

I found this film surprisingly poor. Excellent performances don't save it. Continuity issues, silly sentimental outcomes, amounts of money that don't add up. In my opinion the Lynda La Plante original TV series was better.


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