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Harlequin (1980)

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A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the ... See full summary »

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Gregory Wolfe
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Nick Rast
Carmen Duncan ...
Sandra Rast
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Doc Wheelan
Gus Mercurio ...
Mr. Bergier
Alan Cassell ...
Mr. Porter
Mark Spain ...
Alex Rast
Alyson Best ...
Alice
Sean Myers ...
Benny Lucas
Mary Simpson ...
Zoe Cayce
Bevan Lee ...
Mr. Robinson
Neville Teede ...
Dr. Barthelemy
Mary Mackay ...
Miss Edith Twist
John Frawley ...
Dr. Lovelock
Nita Pannell ...
Mabel Wheelan
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A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the enigmatic stranger who mysteriously comes to "visit" him. Possessing uncanny magical prowess and miraculous psychic abilities, the peculiar, but seemingly benevolent, visitor quickly gains a spell-binding hold over the senator and his family. But a power-lusting political backer is also vying for control over the up-and-coming senator. And he would kill the influential stranger, without question, for that power. But he and the senator are about to be enlightened. Written by Rone Barton Lokarr <sandbox2@ix.netcom.com>

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28 March 1980 (Australia)  »

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AUD 850,000 (estimated)
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So-so.
19 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

A curious mix of metaphysics and political paranoia. The film's greatest virtue is its ambiguity; we keep wondering if the character Powell plays is good or evil, where he came from, what he is really after, etc. The ending can even be called "mildly surprising", regarding some of the answers it provides. There are some bad effects, some too drawn-out sequences, but overall the film is worth a look. (**1/2)


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