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One More Minute (1979)

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Angela is a young hairdresser thrown out of home by her puritantical mother after too many nights out. She quickly falls in with the modeling crowd and does some modeling work herself, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chantal Contouri ...
Madeline
Robert Bruning ...
Elmer
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Angela
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Linsey
Denise Drysdale ...
Lily
Vincent Gil ...
Daryl
Jon Sidney ...
Mr. Pluckett
Jacqui Gordon ...
Becky
...
Mrs. Bailey
Peter Stratford ...
Roger
Christine Amor ...
Paula
Lulu Pinkus ...
Wendy
Stewart Faichney ...
Peter
Chris Milne ...
Book Marker
Bob Brown ...
Captain Rock
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Storyline

Angela is a young hairdresser thrown out of home by her puritantical mother after too many nights out. She quickly falls in with the modeling crowd and does some modeling work herself, while it seems she is being stalked by a mysterious figure driving an ice-cream van. Written by R Lindsay

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Murder May Be Her Only Escape from Terror. See more »

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Horror | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

One More Minute  »

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AUD 310,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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In real life, this movie's lead actress Sigrid Thornton is married to this movie's 1st A.D. (assistant director) Tom Burstall. This picture was the first theatrical film the husband and wife collaborated on. See more »

Quotes

Angela: I had a very strict upbringing.
Madeline: So did I. But I was banging like a bunny before I was out of my first training bra. Trouble is, it wasn't until I was your age that I discovered I was banging the wrong gong.
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Referenced in A Coffee Break with Antony I. Ginnane (2009) See more »

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Angela
Written by Garth Porter and Tony Mitchell
Performed by Sherbet
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Out of focus
26 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some movies seem to have evolved into finished product that's quite different from original script. This is one of them. I'll bet at one time, as writer's brainchild, this was a comedy-drama about a young woman trying to find her own place in the world, beset with oppressive upbringing and surrounded by shark-swarm of modern urban reality. As that, there are some scenes that sizzle, like the heroine's confrontation with her mother. Sigrid Thornton has long been a favorite of mine - a gutsy, resourceful actress who always manages to rise above or enhance her material. In that scene of familial combat (there are none more savage in our lives ), this feels like a completely different movie. ...A better one.

I think sometime pre-production or even after filming began, "Halloween" was released to bang-up box office, and some brilliant producer or studio exec got a brainstorm to turn this into a splatter/horror thriller. The result is a schizoid mess, and the "Godfather" shock moment is practically unforgivable. Some fine actors, led by Thornton, are utterly wasted. A few nice bits of drama, and some drolly funny send-up of the self-obsessed fashion business, don't make this one worth the effort.


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