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The Scoundrel's Wife (2002)

R | | Drama, Romance | 9 March 2002 (USA)
Already an outcast for crimes she did not commit, a woman struggling to raise her two children in a small village during World War II is suspected of being a saboteur.


Glen Pitre
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Complete credited cast:
Tatum O'Neal ... Camille Picou
Julian Sands ... Doctor Lenz
Tim Curry ... Father Antoine
Lacey Chabert ... Florida Picou
Eion Bailey ... Ensign Jack Burwell
Patrick McCullough Patrick McCullough ... Blue Picou
Rudolf Martin ... Neg Picou
Lorna Farrar Lorna Farrar ... Shrimp Shed Owner
John McConnell ... Dance Hall Owner
Lance Spellerberg Lance Spellerberg ... Beaten P.W.
Kurt Gerard ... Snake-bit P.W.
Michael Arata ... Coast Guard Commander


Already an outcast for crimes she did not commit, a woman struggling to raise her two children in a small village during World War II is suspected of being a saboteur.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


When war comes home, everybody is a suspect.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief sexuality and some violent images | See all certifications »






Release Date:

9 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Home Front See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,385, 2 March 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Scoundrel's Wife (or Home Front) was a nice regional drama from Louisiana filmmaker Glen Pitre
21 July 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After checking this out of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library a couple of weeks ago, I finally watched Cut Off native Glen Pitre's The Scoundrel's Wife (or as printed in the movie proper-Home Front) with my parents. My dad was bored and left partly through but me and my mom stayed for the whole thing and both enjoyed it. Tatum O'Neal plays Camille Picou, a widow during World War II who's ostracized in her community that's the same as the director's because of something she and her late husband did during the '30s. Her teen children Florida (Lacey Chabert) and Blue (Patrick McCullough) don't find out what until the end. Meanwhile, a doctor from Germany (Julian Sands) has arrived and takes care of many other men from there as they arrive from U-boats wounded and sick. That doesn't sit will with many of the residents including a Coast Guard Ensign (Jack Burwell, played by Eion Bailey who I just found out lost the Batman role to Christian Bale for Batman Begins years ago) who is under pressure to make an arrest. I'll stop right there and mention that Pitre the director takes enough time with his and wife Michelle Benoit's screenplay to figure out who's with who and how times were in the Pelican State during the early '40s. There's also an amusing turn by Tim Curry as the local priest also originally from Germany who likes to drink. Many fine performances abound in this regional drama and besides McCullough who's from Metairie, other Louisiana natives acting in this production are Michael Arata (Coast Guard Commander) who was born in New Orleans and John McConnell (Dance Hall Owner) who was born in my now hometown of Baton Rouge and has a radio show in New Orleans. Wonderful location shots of Lafourche Parish and Lockport flow through the movie. This is the third movie written by Pitre that I've seen, the others being Belizaire the Cajun and Hurricane on the Bayou which I saw at the IMAX theatre in the Cresent City. For anyone interested in Louisiana period flavor, I highly recommend The Scoundrel's Wife (a.k.a. Home Front).

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