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Adam
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Sir Philip MacDonald
James Booth ...
Dyson
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O'Shea
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Duchess
Peter O'Shaughnessy ...
Barrett
John Warwick ...
Croyden
Harry Lawrence ...
Muir
Katy Wild ...
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Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years in a convict settlement in Australia. The governor of the colony has a scheme in mind to settle Australia by allowing convicts to marry and by giving them land, and Adam is the perfect choice to prove his scheme is viable. He is partnered with Bess, a young Irish lass, and together they endure the hardships of the Australian outback. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Beau Bridge's flogging, which occurs during the opening credits, ranks 57th in the book: 'Lash! The Hundred Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies'. See more »

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I liked it. The changes in the characters while overcoming adversity was interesting.
13 July 2000 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie had the traditional "war between the sexes". Overcoming adversity brought changes in the characters and their relationships. The "bad guys" were not all bad. The protagonist was not all good, giving him more depth. I found this an interesting love story, of sorts, with plenty of action.


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