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The Devil's Playground (1976)

 -  Drama  -  October 1979 (USA)
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Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles McCallum ...
Brother Sebastian
John Frawley ...
Brother Celian
Arthur Dignam ...
Brother Francine
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Brother Victor
Peter Cox ...
Brother James
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Brother Arnold
Gerry Duggan ...
Brother Hanrahan
Thomas Keneally ...
Father Marshall
Sheila Florance ...
Mrs.Sullivan
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Tom Allen
John Diedrich ...
Fitz
Alan Cinis ...
Waite
Richard Morgan ...
Smith
Rowan Currie ...
Casey
Gary Pixton ...
Tomkin
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Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is also the story of the Brothers and how they cope with the demands of their faith. Written by hawkeye

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Growing up hurts. If you're 13, you know what we mean. If you're older, come and be reminded. See more »

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A gonosz melegágya  »

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AUD 300,000 (estimated)
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This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »

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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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Misses the mark, but not without charm.
8 December 1998 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

A tired subject, to which the film contributes nothing new. Do you really want to watch a bunch of priests go on about what a trial it is to be celibate?

Some good performances by a number of actors, particularly the young Simon Burke in the lead.


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