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Desperately Seeking Susan


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Screwball comedy thriller starring Rosanna Arquette
Madonna, Aidan Quinn
Roberta is 28, married and bored.
A chance look at a personal ad from someone "desperately seeking Susan" begins a madcap adventure, a quest for something wild. But the real Susan is in trouble, and Roberta's obsession with her results in a bizarre change of identity. Director Susan Seidelman (1985, 15)
* See Films: pages 58-64


Unknown: Rosanna Arquette
Unknown: Aidan Quinn
Roberta Glass: Rosanna Arquette
Susan: Madonna
Dez: Aidan Quinn
Gary Glass: Mark Blum
Jim: Robert Joy
Leslie Glass: Laurie Metcalf
Crystal: Anna Levine
Wayne Nolan: Will Patton
Ian: Peter Maloney
Larry Stillman: Steven Wright
Ray: John Turturro
Victoria: Anne Carlisle
Bruce Meeker: Richard Hell
Daisy: Daisy Bradford

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