Drowning by Numbers Poster

Release Date: April 25th, 1991

R|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Cissie Colpitts (Joan Plowright) drowns her cheating husband and in the ensuing cover-up enlists the help of lonely coroner Henry Madgett (Bernard Hill), an old friend with a longstanding weakness for her charms. But when Cissie's daughter (Juliet Stevenson) and granddaughter (Joely Richardson) both decide to resort to the same methods for solving conflicts with their own frustrating husbands, the Colpitts women and their repeated appeals for help begin to wear on Madgett's conscience.

Cast: Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson, Jason Edwards, Bryan Pringle

Director: Peter Greenaway

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Allarts Enterprises

Keywords: Husband, Revenge, Murder, Amusing, Daughter, Friendship, 1980s, Sister, Suspenseful, Dark, Love, Mystery