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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Stewart 'P.C.' Simpson
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Jill Perryman ...
Miss Dodge
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Stewart Simpson Sr.
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Howard
Kim Bullad ...
Coyote
Stig Wemyss ...
Ratso
Mark Williams ...
Mangles
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Rabbit (as Alastair Cumming)
Robin Miller ...
Wally
Matt Parkinson ...
Lurch
Lorraine Webster ...
Mud
John Ryan ...
McBride
Lance Karapetcoff ...
King
Ric Whittle ...
Ross
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PC Simpson is an enthusiastic surfer. With the help of his father's company's engineer Howard he develops a high tech surf board for the coming world surf championship. But then he falls in love with the singer Jade - and sport, friends and championship become secondary... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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First adult character film role for Nicole Kidman whose previous film credits had been in family or teen movies such as Bush Christmas (1983), BMX Bandits (1983) and Wills & Burke (1985). All these three films had had an Australian classification rating of "PG" or "G". As such, this movie was the first time that Kidman appeared in a movie with a higher classification rating which was an "M" (recommended for ages 15+). See more »

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P. C. Simpson: I guess that's what makes you so gosh darn compelling.
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References The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) See more »

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Young Days
Written by Boyd Wilson, Trevor Spencer and John Zielman
Performed by Boyd Wilson
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Cute romance
16 March 2000 | by (The Beach) – See all my reviews

Now that Nicole Kidman is a full fledged international star her early films have become accessible to her fans. I love her early work; her brash and spunky Aussie attitude gives this tall perfect beauty an edge. Here she plays a music video queen who is courted by a business executive who's passion is windsurfing. The script has elements of "Flashdance," "Cocktail," and other films that could have only been made in the eighties. Though the action scenes are clumsy (and boring) and the comedy sometimes juvenile, as a romantic date movie it delivers. The relationship between Kidman and Burlinson (who look like Barbie and Ken) is cute and their romance innocent (Burlinson shows up to a late night music session courting Kidman with tuxedo and flowers). Both are perfectly cast and believable in their roles. Kidman gives a wonderful performance and looks as gorgeous as Australia itself. Brief nudity and mild language. If you like windsurfing, Nicole Kidman, and a wholesome romance you've found the right film.


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