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A look at three girls, young teens, in the era of the Beatles. Pam lives with parents who haven't spoken directly to each other in two years... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Gabrielle Shornegg ... Pam
Geraldine Haywood ... Stella
Marina Knight ... Gloria
John Godden ... Graeme
Joanne Gabbe ... Sister
Colleen Fitzpatrick ... Mother
Paul Chubb ... Father
Jane Edwards ... Deidre
Cynthia Turner ... Nun 1
Valda Diamond ... Nun 2
Katharine Cullen ... Little Pam
Jordi Austin ... School Girl
Jeanette Blake ... School Girl
Jennifer Blake ... School Girl
Dorothy Blaney ... School Girl
Heidi Blumer ... School Girl
Michelle Cooke ... School Girl
Sally Anne Cooke ... School Girl
Alison Davis ... School Girl
Anna Grieve ... School Girl
Zinta Harrington ... School Girl

Tushka Bergen ... School Girl (as Tushka Hose)
Tina Karodis ... School Girl
Meg Kennedy ... School Girl
Penny McDowell ... School Girl
Julia Mallesch ... School Girl
Fiona Morrison ... School Girl
Megan Moss ... School Girl
Kate Newman ... School Girl
Marina Nielsen ... School Girl
Kim Pierce ... School Girl
Katie Ravich ... School Girl
Elizabeth Browne ... Unmarried mother
Maria Ferro ... Unmarried mother

Jocelyn Moorhouse ... Unmarried mother (as Joss Moorhouse)
Lisa Parrish ... Unmarried mother
Lana Sawyer ... Unmarried mother
Nicky Sudano ... Unmarried mother

Directed by
Jane Campion 
Writing credits
Jane Campion (written by)

Cinematography by
Sally Bongers (photography)
Film Editing by
Christopher Lancaster  (as Chris Lancaster)
Art Direction by
Maria Ferro 
Susan Pullen  (as Susie Pullen)
Makeup Department
Mary Louise Callagan .... makeup artist
Cindy Ferreri .... makeup artist
Cathy Price .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Lindsay Cobb .... additional sound
Noel Cunningham .... sound mixer (as Noel Cunnington)
Noel Cunningham .... sound recordist (as Noel Cunnington)
Veronika Jenet .... sound editor (as Veronica Haussler)
Mark Perry .... synching
Tony Vaccher .... boom
Camera and Electrical Department
Sally Bongers .... camera operator
Jane Castle .... camera assistant
Nicolette Freeman .... camera assistant
Steve Hill .... grip
Sue Kerr .... grip
Tony Mandl .... gaffer
Wendy Thompson .... lighting assistant
Anna Zahalka .... still photographer (as Annie Zahalka)
Music Department
Jane Campion .... lyricist
Noel Cunningham .... sound engineer: song (as Noel Cunnington)
Alex Proyas .... composer: song
Alex Proyas .... music performer
Kath Westlake .... singer
Other crew
Clare Edwards .... catering
Anna Grieve .... production assistant
Murree Hutchinson .... consultant: director
Patricia L'Huede .... production team (as Patricia L'Huede 'the invaluable')
Gerard Lee .... catering
Laurie McInnes .... advisor
Julie Money .... first assistant
Alex Proyas .... advisor
The Beatles .... dedicatee
George Samios .... thanks: 1965 Chevy


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27 min

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A 14 year old Nicole Kidman was cast in the film but dropped out because she did not want to kiss a girl and wear a bathing cap on camera.See more »
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Amusing, heartbreaking, and emotionally true, 18 March 1999
Author: IsabelT

Funny and tragic stories of schoolgirls who maintain a precarious balance between kissing pictures of the Beatles and committing incest, between childhood and adulthood. Beautiful use of space heaters. The print I saw had muddy sound, though, so I had to strain to hear in some parts.

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