In colonial Australia, daughter of a judge helps a group of female convicts living in inhuman conditions escape. Aboriginal girl teaches them how to survive in the forest. One of them gets raped and killed. The group seeks revenge.
Star Struck is the quirky and touching story of Maggie, a poor pre-teen, and her mother who both dream that Maggie sings her way to super stardom on a famous talent show. The power of the ... See full summary »
Alyse, a successful cover girl, has had an affair with Luc Bordier, an advertising photographer, for one year now. But although Luc loves her truly, he tends to neglect her as he is too ... See full summary »
A young painter takes up French lessons with an elder lady to ensure he'll get a grant for a French arts institute. That way he meets Anna, a beautiful married woman nursing the lady's old ... See full summary »
Ate de Jong
Monique van de Ven,
Peter Jan Rens,
2013: The Harbour View Hotel still exists and is recognisable from the outside, however the interior has been renovated and looks nothing like the scenes from the movie. There is no memorabilia and bar staff know nothing about the movie. See more »
At the beginning of the "Gimme Love" number, Jackie and Angus are briefly seen dancing on the nightclub floor several moments before they actually arrive at the club on their motorcycle. (This continuity error is not present in an alternative take of the sequence that features on the DVD as an extra.) See more »
Lay off him love, you know he's got a plate in his head.
A plate? I think they threw in the knife and fork, too.
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The director of "My Brilliant Career", the Production Designer of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", a choreographer working without trained dancers, several script writers and many composers bring a low-budget post-punk vitality to Sydney Australia.
As the commentary on the DVD mentions, the prints of Starstruck seem to have been severely cut in different releases, and this print has at least one song hacked out of the release I saw in 1982. Still, the bouncy energy survives. Teenage lust and ambition are tempered with working class family values. The homage to Richard Lester and gay Busby Berkeley routine are still hilarious, and the finale will have your toes a-tapping.
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