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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Liz Gavin
Lane Smith ...
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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Good movie to watch on a Saturday afternoon
14 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think a few people got this movie in the wrong perspective, first of all she didn't have 11 children, some were their own and some were adopted. The Father is just a workaholic (you could put the Dad in the military and the same scenario could be played out) sometimes Dad's need to travel in order to support their family. Yes, they need their Dad but sometimes that is the way life goes.

I can relate to the days when I was taking care of 4 kids in 3 different states while my husband was obliged to travel for his job. Its the way life is sometimes; instead of acting like its a desertion you focus on giving the kids their emotional support and keep on going. I had a stay at home Dad and quite frankly I don't think it was as happy even though he was a good guy.

Linda Lavin plays a women who prefers a supportive stay at home husband and finds out she can do it on her own. Its good to know you can do things on your own and I am happy it happened to me too.

The only stupid part of the movie was her rocking the lamb to sleep that was rather bizarre. Otherwise it was a good movie.


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