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Freedom (1982)

 -  Drama  -  14 February 1985 (USA)
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Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Blake ...
Candy Raymond ...
Jad Capelja ...
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Factory clerk
Reg Lye ...
Old farmer
John Clayton ...
CES officer
Greg Rowe ...
Bowser Boy
Rob Steele ...
Tony Blackett ...
Paul Sonkkila ...
CES offficer
Kati Edwards ...
Ron's mother
Louise Le Nay ...
Stuart McCreery ...


Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.

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The color, make and model of the sports car seen in the film that Ron steals to go on his freedom trip was a silver Porsche 930 Turbo. The 930 refers to a "type number" for the pre-964 generation 911 Turbo, which was produced during the years 1975 to 1989, and is usually pronounced as "nine thirty". At the time of this film, the car was valued at $80,000 [Australian]. A silver Porsche 930 Turbo also appeared in another 1982 film, the action movie The Soldier (1982). See more »


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A visually well made tale of a boys dreams of Porsche 911
10 April 2004 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

One of Scott Hicks early works is well done and shows the early Australian film industries skill at making a classy movie for a small budget.

This tale of a young man fighting all to reach his dreams of a Porsche 911, selling price today $32000!, is realistic at times then successfully changes to the surreal. It appears at times like a European car advertisement, which may have been the intention of Hicks.

I remember watching this movie again and again when young. I like seeing the scenery of Adelaide in a professional looking movie and I also identified with the main character.

I can't really say that those new to this movie will like it as much as me, as my enjoyment of it is tied to my nostalgia for the time, but it is definitely worth a look and most will enjoy the experience.

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