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Playing Beatie Bow (1986)

Not Rated  |   |  Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  7 August 1986 (USA)
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A discontented Sydney teenager travels back in time to 1873, whilst watching an old fashioned children's game.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Phelps ...
Judah / Robert
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Abigail Kirk
Mouche Phillips ...
Nikki Coghill ...
Dovey
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Granny
Don Barker ...
Samuel
Lyndel Rowe ...
Kathy
Barbara Stephens ...
Justine
Damian Janko ...
Gibbie
Phoebe Salter ...
Natalie
Su Cruickshank ...
Madam
Henry Salter ...
Swanton
Jo England ...
Doll
Edward Caddick ...
Legless
Edwin Hodgeman ...
Sir
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A discontented Sydney teenager travels back in time to 1873, whilst watching an old fashioned children's game.

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Lost in time...Can she ever return home? See more »

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Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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7 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Beatie Bow - Das Spiel mit der Zeit  »

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AUD 4,400,000 (estimated)
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"The Rocks", Sydney Town of 1873 for Playing Beatie Bow were re-created in a massive set on the backlot of the South Australian Film Corporation studios at Hendon, Adelaide, South Australia. See more »

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Heart to Heart
Music & Lyrics by McDonald & Stone
Sung by Karen Boddington
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A mysterious antique lace collar allows a troubled modern girl to travel back to 19th Century Australia.
9 October 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Ruth Park's classic Australian book is here given a slightly insipid but enjoyable adaptation. Abigail (Imogen Annesley) is not quite as gutsy and stoic as in the novel, and a few accents are a little shaky, but visually the movie is very true to the book. The squalor of 19th Century Sydney's slum areas are vividly brought to life, using real-life locations that still exist today.

Watch the movie - but give the book a look too.


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