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Starlight Hotel (1987)

PG | | Drama | August 1988 (USA)
It is Depression era New Zealand and school-kid Kate is missing her father badly. The temptation to seek him out leads her into diverse and intense encounters with fate.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greer Robson-Kirk ...
Kate (as Greer Robson)
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Kate's Father
Alice Fraser ...
Aunt
Patrick Smyth ...
Uncle
Vanessa Young ...
Schoolgirl #1
Teresa Bonney ...
Schoolgirl #2
Duncan Anderson ...
Railway Foreman
Russell Gibson ...
Railway Worker
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Det. Wallace
Norman Forsey ...
Farmer
Craig Halkett ...
Farmer's Son
Peter Phelps ...
Patrick
Louise Petherbridge ...
Chairwoman
Laura Robertson ...
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Robert Borthwick ...
Panel Member
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It is Depression era New Zealand and school-kid Kate is missing her father badly. The temptation to seek him out leads her into diverse and intense encounters with fate. Written by <tgard@genauto.com>

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Csillagfény Hotel  »

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Kate: I want to get out of this place.
The Wizard: Well who's stopping you? You crippled or something?
Kate: I'm just a kid.
The Wizard: When Alexander the Great was just a kid he conquered half the world. But he was a boy. If you want to something, do it.
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References The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) See more »

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You had to be there
13 April 2005 | by (Ecosse) – See all my reviews

One of those films that I look back in with fond memories, but wouldn't stand up to any sort of scrutiny. Only writing this review because someone might read it. Not really much point writing down my thoughts on the Matrix! So Starlight Hotel. Sentimental old claptrap really. But at the same time, everything works out well in the end but it's not what you could call a happy ending. The New Zealand scenery is smashing, and the actors involved give a good performance. The ending really is quite moving, has to rank up there with Johnny Five getting the $#!+ kicked out of him by his two "friends" in Short Circuit 2. So there you have it, my first film review, and nobody any the wiser.


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