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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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Liz Gavin
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Sam
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Jenny Gavin
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Michael
Paul Cronin ...
Bob Jakes
Maggie Fitzgibbon ...
Alva
Skye Bassett ...
Sharon
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
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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. 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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A tearjerker.
31 October 2004 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A place to call home is one of the most memorable movies I've ever watched. Linda Lavins performance was excellent and the supporting cast did a great job too. The trials the characters faced in their new surroundings and the reaction they got from the locals was very well written and totally believable. The culture divide between the American family and the Australians was not overdone, this was a very pleasant surprise. If you judge a movie on how well the characters are fleshed out and whether or not they touch you emotionally then this movie is a keeper. If action and overly dramatic scenes reminiscent of soap opera are your thing then this may not be for you.


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