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Bliss (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 February 1986 (USA)
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An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother, and the number of cancer-causing products ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry Joy
Lynette Curran ...
Bettina Joy
Helen Jones ...
Honey Barbara
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Lucy Joy
Miles Buchanan ...
David Joy
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Joel
Tim Robertson ...
Alex Duval
Bryan Marshall ...
Adrian Clunes
Jon Ewing ...
Aldo
Kerry Walker ...
Alice Dalton
Paul Chubb ...
Reverend Des
Sarah De Teliga ...
Harry's Mother (as Sara De Teliga)
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Harry's Daughter (as Saski Post)
George Whaley ...
Vance
Robert Menzies ...
Damien
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An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother, and the number of cancer-causing products is on the increase. But the notes he writes to himself to prove he hasn't gone insane are getting more disjointed, and he runs off with an ex-prostitute called Honey Barbera. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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After Harry Joy dropped dead... his life was never the same again.

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AUD 3,400,000 (estimated)

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$660,537 (USA)
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This Is One Of The Best Movies Ever, Totally Insightful
15 February 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Barry Otto should have won the Academy Award for his acting in this film. His transitions and quirkiness and humanness are beautifully crafted; everyone else is great too, the actors playing his wife, kids and 'Honey Barbara' are creative and colorful. This movie makes you laugh and cry and shudder with deep feelings!! My favorite all around film of all time. Deep and Funny!!


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