A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuse his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory.
Actually taking place in the middle of the original Thorn Birds miniseries, which chronicled the love affair of Meggie Cleary and Fr. Ralph de Bricassart from 1920 to 1962, this two-part ... See full summary »
Kevin James Dobson
This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »
The comment made by Luce Daggett (Richard Moir) that his surname "Sounds more like a sheep's bum" is based on the term 'dag' which refers to the clusters of dung caught up on the wool around a sheep's anus. See more »
When Sergeant Wilson arrives, he is wearing a set of campaign ribbons indicating the areas in which he served during the war. The medals would not have been designed by this time (immediately after the Japanese surrender) much less issued. See more »
I somehow get the feeling, the CM novel didn't translate well to screen, where beyond the really good performances, for which Moir and Little, were justly commended, especially Little (he's brilliant) though I really liked Garry Sweet's performance too, the film just doesn't rise to the occasion, or how it should of gone. Basically the story deals with military psychiatric patients, housed together, where Hughes, their carer, and others sisters of war seem quite lonely types. Hughes develops a sexual obsession for newcomer, Sweet which sends Moir's violently crazed self, spiraling into jealousy, and predictably his own death, (a particular violent scene) or was it murder. The film's ending song, is so out of place, I couldn't understand it. It didn't go with any of this misfire of a film. Yeah, the intimate scene with Hughes and Sweet was beautiful and touching, but this film was way from that.
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