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For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Drama  -  12 January 1984 (Netherlands)
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In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity ... See full summary »

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In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity of Lt. Frere while falling in love with Sylvia, the Warden's daughter. Meanwhile, back in England, an imposter lays claim to the young man's inheritance. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Marcus Clarke's Classic Tale Of Australia's Infamous Convict Past See more »

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12 January 1984 (Netherlands)  »

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Me timima ti zoi tou  »

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$5,600,000 (estimated)
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(6 Episodes)

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The mini-series was financed utilizing the old 10BA tax concession scheme. See more »

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Kirkland: [to Rufus Dawes] I'd rather you do it. They'll flog me anyway and it will be worse.
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Settle down and enjoy the (lengthy) journey!
29 April 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Overall a great adaption to TV of the classic novel. Colin Friels does an admirable job of playing the protagonist, Rufas Dawes, and the chemistry between him and Rod Mullinar (Lt. Frere) is excellent. Whilst the plot remains by and large true to the novel, the writers of this made-for-TV version for some reason felt it necessary to give the movie a 'happily ever after' ending, hence the last hour or so of this lengthy movie is drastically different to the story originally told by Marcus Clarke. None-the-less, worth the watch if you enjoyed the book, or simply for the historical aspect (the Australian convict era). So be prepared to settle down and enjoy the (lengthy) journey!


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