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Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987)
"The Umbrella Woman" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  14 May 1987 (USA)
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In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.

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Marge Hills
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Sonny Hills
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Sugar Hills
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Neville Gifford
Jennifer Claire ...
Daisy
Bruce Barry ...
Archie
Peter Cummins ...
Ned Hopper
Carole Skinner ...
Mrs. Gibson
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ...
Mrs. Jackson
Barry Hill ...
Mr. Fielding
Susan Lyons ...
Mrs. Fielding
Helen Jones ...
Rosie Gibbs
Lisa Hensley ...
Sylvia
May Howlett ...
Mrs. Carmichael
Maureen Green ...
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In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.

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The storm happened inside her.

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14 May 1987 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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First collaboration of actors Sam Neill and Bryan Brown who would later go on to both work on My Talks with Dean Spanley (2008), Dirty Deeds (2002) and the television series Old School (2014). See more »

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Good character study
11 April 2002 | by (Calif.USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the second time again after having seen it when it first came out in 1987. I enjoyed it just as much now as I did then. The characters are interesting and thought-provoking especially the main character, Marge Hills played by Rachel Ward. It's about a woman who lives in a small town in Australia ca.1939. She has a loving husband but feels that life is passing her by and that exciting things only happen to other people. Enter Sam Neill. He comes to town and things change drastically for her. I felt sorry for her character which rapidly becomes pathetic. This is a movie for people who don't need a whole lot of action and special effects. I also liked seeing Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward teamed up again. The first time was in The Thorn Birds where I believe they actually met and, sometime afterward, eventually got married.


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