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Fighting Back (1982)

| Drama | 1988 (Finland)
Fighting Back will bring you face-to-face with the unpleasant reality and disruptive consequences of a deeply disturbed young mind. A mind in adolescent turmoil; in rebellious conflict with... See full summary »

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John Embling
Paul Smith ...
Tom
Kris McQuade ...
Mrs. Goodwood
Caroline Gillmer ...
Rosemary
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Mary
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Payne
Ben Gabriel ...
Moreland
Gillian Jones ...
English Teacher
Ray Bennett ...
Headmaster 1
Deryck Barnes ...
Headmaster 2
Don Reid ...
Fred Spalding
Rob Steele ...
Truscott
Jon Darling ...
Teacher 1
Neil Stevens ...
Teacher 2
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Police sergeant
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Fighting Back will bring you face-to-face with the unpleasant reality and disruptive consequences of a deeply disturbed young mind. A mind in adolescent turmoil; in rebellious conflict with society - unsure of it's direction, it's purpose, it's future. A destructive mind that wrecks havoc whichever way it turns. Young Paul Smith gives a remarkable performance as the trouble teen who finally gets peace in the relationship with his teacher. Great Australian film. Written by Keith Rogers

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One of two 1982 theatrical feature films first released that year with the title of "Fighting Back". The movies are the American vigilante action thriller picture "Street Wars" aka "Fighting Back" [See: Street Wars (1992)] and the Australian youth drama feature film Fighting Back (1982). Ironically, both pictures featured a number of prominent "Tom" personnel: The U.S. movie starred actor Tom Skerritt as John D'Angelo and had a character called Tom Cassidy played by Jim Lovelett, whilst the Australian film was based on a novel called "Tom" (1978) by John Embling, had a central character named "Tom" played by Paul Smith, and had Tom Jeffrey being a co-screenwriter and one of the producers on the picture. See more »

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