Mrs. Winterbourne

Synopsis: Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hospital to find out that it's been assumed that she's Patricia. Hugh's mother takes her in and she falls in love with Hugh's brother Bill. Just when she thinks everything is going her way, her ex-boyfriend shows up.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Richard Benjamin
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Metacritic:
35
Rotten Tomatoes:
7%
PG-13
Year:
1996
105 min
59 Views

We live in times of such

rapid change...

that it's easy

to feel overwhelmed.

We believe that we're not

in control of our lives.

The demands are so high.

We hear in our media how our future

may not be as great as our past.

We're caught up in making a living

instead of designing our lives.

We forgot what we're capable of.

Let me tell you the truth.

The future will be what

we decide to make it.

There are people who will succeed

in making a difference.

They live with passion.

They're doing things differently

than people living in fear.

It's a glorious day, isn't it?

Hello, Father. Lieutenant Ambrose.

We'd like to speak

with Mrs. Winterbourne.

- That would be me.

- Patricia Winterbourne?

She's my daughter-in-law.

What is this regarding?

The murder of Steven DeCunzo.

Then you'll want to speak with me.

Why is that?

I'm the one who killed him.

Oh, my!

Oh, my!

Steve DeCunzo. That's a name

I'd rather forget.

Let's go back to the beginning.

My name's Connie Doyle.

I grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Mom died when I was 12.

Dad and I just didn't get along.

At 18, I decided to give us

both breathing room.

Besides, Ma always said:

"Destiny is waiting for you.

You just gotta go find it."

If you're looking for fate,

try New York City.

And guess who I met

that very first day?

Hi.

What's that behind your ear?

- Neat.

- Steve DeCunzo.

It's nice.

But it don't say what you do.

Good cards don't do that.

It's too showy.

- See, I'm an agent.

- Wow! For who?

I'm not at liberty to say.

It's professional ethics.

How old are you?

Eighteen. Today's my birthday.

You're shitting me.

You seem so mature.

- Really?

- That's it. We gotta celebrate.

Happy birthday!

For me?

Steve assured me I was both

beautiful and unappreciated.

The last thing a teenage girl

wants to hear.

Yeah, I fell for it.

Moved right in with him.

What the hell...

It was okay for a while.

Maybe he didn't give

me flowers, but...

I sure had my pick

of stolen car radios.

The important thing was,

he took care of me.

And he didn't ask

for too much in return.

But if this was supposed

to be my big destiny thing...

I was expecting a little more.

Come on, Ma. Give me a sign.

I'm pregnant!

Isn't that great?

What do you mean you're pregnant?

What do you mean, "What do I mean"?

I took a test and it came out positive.

We're gonna have a baby!

You're gonna tell me it's mine?

- Of course it is. I mean, who else?

- Don't give me that shit!

You screwed Connie, didn't you?

No, man, never.

I said, "Did you screw Connie?"

Sure, I did. Yeah, lots.

Slut.

- Get rid of it.

- I'm not getting rid of it!

So ends my brief history with men.

After that, I just kept getting bigger.

They fired me as a waitress.

The uniform didn't fit.

So I blew my money on luxuries

like food and toothpaste.

My time at the Y ran out.

I was about to spend

the night on the streets.

Now I got this baby to think about,

and I just can't let that happen.

It's Connie! I'm about to have your

baby in the street. Come watch!

Steve's out at the moment.

Hey!

I need a place to stay!

You owe me that!

- This ain't home!

- You owe me!

You don't want me

to come down there.

- I want you to come down here!

- I will!

- Come on down then!

- I'm not coming down!

I'm telling you, I got no place!

I got no money!

Here.

You wanted to have a baby? Fine.

Have it in the street.

That's it, Steve!

Jesus Christ.

Unbelievable.

Don't try to blow me off like that.

Get over here.

I'll help you pray.

Give an old man a quarter?

No? I'll help you to your train.

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Phoef Sutton

Robert Christopher Sutton (born September 11, 1958) is an American writer and producer. His film credits include Mrs. Winterbourne and The Fan, both released in 1996. Phoef — the first name that he uses both personally and professionally — is pronounced "feef", and was a childhood nickname given to him in infancy by his brothers. A 1981 graduate of James Madison University, Sutton began his career writing scripts for Newhart. He later became executive producer of and a writer for Cheers. He collaborated with Bob Newhart again on the 1992 TV series Bob and worked as a creative consultant on 90s TV series Almost Perfect and NewsRadio. With Mark Jordan Legan he wrote and produced the cult comedy series Thanks about the Pilgrims' first years in America and co-wrote a 2017 episode of Kevin Can Wait. He was also the showrunner and producer for the NBC series The Fighting Fitzgeralds and the American version of Coupling. In 1999, he published the novel Always Six O'Clock. In 2012 he published the novel The Dead Man: The Midnight Special and The Dead Man: Reborn. In May 2015, his novel Fifteen Minutes to Live was published by Brash Books. His other novels include Crush, and the two sequels Heart Attack & Vine and Colorado Boulevard, as well as two books co-authored with Janet Evanovich: Wicked Charms and Curious Minds. From 2005 to 2009, Sutton was a consulting producer for Boston Legal. In 2010, Sutton became a staff writer on the FX series Terriers starring Donal Logue. He was also a writer and consulting producer on the Rob Schneider sitcom Rob, the SyFy Channel series Defiance and the showrunner and writer for the TV Land original sitcom The Soul Man, among many other TV and film credits. He is an adviser to the American Shakespeare Center. more…

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