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Playing Beatie Bow (1986)

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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
Moya O'Sullivan ...
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 ...
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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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Based on the best selling fantasy novel by Ruth Park See more »

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Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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According to David Stratton in his book 'The Avocado Plantation', "the relatively poor performance of the film can probably be put down to the fact that it was made in the same year as Back to the Future (1985), which is, in some ways, the archetypal time-travel film". 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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