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Bliss (1985)

 -  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 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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21 February 1986 (USA)  »

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AUD 3,400,000 (estimated)

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$660,537 (USA)
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A underrated masterpiece. One of the top 100 films of all time.
16 December 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The film "American Beauty" has so many similarities to Bliss that the resemblence is surely more than coincidental. Both are great films but Bliss is more cerebral and overall a superior film.

Enjoy it. A must see.


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