A Place to Call Home (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  7 February 1987 (USA)
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Sam Gavin decides to relocate his family from Houston, Texas to a sheep station in Australia to protect his eleven children from the "destructive influences" of modern American society. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liz Gavin
Jenny Gavin
Paul Cronin ...
Bob Jakes
Maggie Fitzgibbon ...
Skye Bassett ...
Patricia Patts ...
Sarah Gavin
Richard Alzaga ...
Matt Gavin
Philip Amelio ...
Patrick Gavin (as Philip J. Amelio II)
Bessie Anne Collins ...
Bridget Gavin
Kenny Harrison Jr. ...
Owen Gavin
Michael Bird ...
John Gavin
Tamsin West ...
Jane Gavin
Fiona Walshe ...
Jean Gavin


Sam Gavin decides to relocate his family from Houston, Texas to a sheep station in Australia to protect his eleven children from the "destructive influences" of modern American society. Because of business obligations, he fails to join them and, more or less, abandons his wife, Liz, to the hardships of her new surroundings. Mother and children are determined to make a go of it. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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7 February 1987 (USA)  »

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En busca de un hogar  »

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13 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up on a farm. We raised sheep, showed them in 4-H (as well as hogs and cattle). This movie is very authentic in how it handles the situations with the sheep and it is based on a true story! Also, when she swings the lamb over her head - - we have had to do that! What you are trying to do it get the lamb to breath and with the lamb having afterbirth all over it, yes it is slippery and could slip out of your hands this is just one of many life or death situations you come across when raising animals. It isn't easy but when you love animals, farming and truly enjoy it - you do what you have to do. Also, her hips wouldn't be wide because some of the children have been adopted. If you haven't seen this movie buy it. It is based on true to life experience, any mother can relate to it, they did an excellent job with this movie!

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