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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:
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Kate (as Greer Robson)
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Kate's Father
Alice Fraser ...
Aunt
Patrick Smyth ...
Uncle
John Watson ...
School Teacher
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
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Patrick
Louise Petherbridge ...
Chairwoman
Laura Robertson ...
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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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Patrick's nickname for Kate is Rat Bag. See more »

Quotes

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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i'm a huge dork
11 July 2006 | by (porltand, or) – See all my reviews

so when i was eight this film came out. i don't remember much about it. crazy thing: though i remember nothing about it. not even that it was set in new Zealand. i remember liking the characters and believing in whatever their adventure was. i'd grown up watching old films on the weekends with my grandfather and had seen a lot of movies for a kid my age but for some reason watching this film i said: "i have to-have to-make films like this! and i can, i just need the means." well years later i'm an indie-director and have just embarked on the process of actually having one of my scripts optioned and sold... for no reason at all i was walking home tonight from a script meeting and this film popped into my head after nearly 20 years! i plan to rent it soon and will probably be embarrassed by it's quality or lack there of but hey, i think i can say it had a big influence on my journey to wherever i'm going... heh. oh well.

just thought i'd post this before i had the chance to regret it.


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