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Rebel (1985)

 -  Drama  -  5 December 1986 (USA)
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This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from... See full summary »

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This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from Australia. He becomes infatuated with a local singer, Kathy and pursues her. Kathy is married and initially is not interested in him, but later begins to love Rebel. Kathy receives a letter advising her that her husband was killed in battle. The local police and the U.S. Military are searching for Rebel as an AWOL soldier. Rebel arranges to escape Austalia by a cargo ship, but eventually allows himself to be arrested in order to keep the local police from arresting Kathy for harboring him. Written by Steve Jordan <jordan@warwick.net>

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The film's chief producer, Phillip Emanuel, originally conceived the lead two parts to be played by Olivia Newton-John, who was an Australian singer-actress who had appeared in the box-office hit musical Grease (1978) as well as Xanadu (1980), and Kevin Bacon, who was a new American star who had recently become hot from starring in the American music film Footloose (1984). Apparently, Olivia Newton-John was not available to do this movie. Instead, the lead parts went to Australian singer Debra Byrne and Matt Dillon. See more »

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Not just a Turkey but a Hen Turkey!!
30 April 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Is Hell a real place? I don't know but if it's anything like sitting and watching this movie I know I don't want to go there. I experienced just that in a theatre in San Diego with this picture. This film is just plain BAD!!!


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