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Initiation (1987)

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After the death of his mother, teenage Danny visits his father Matt Malloy on a lonesome farm in Australia, where he lives with a girlfriend and her daughter Stevie. The farm has been going... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Lawrence ...
Nat Molloy
Rodney Harvey ...
Danny Molloy
Arna-Maria Winchester ...
Sal
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Stevie
Bobby Smith ...
Kulu
Tony Barry ...
Pat
Luciano Catenacci ...
Carlo (as Luciano Catanacci)
Mladen Mladenov ...
Bruno
Vyong Nguyen ...
Drug Dealer
Gabriel Dianiani ...
Bodyguard
Adrian Shirley ...
Bus Clerk
Sandra Stewart ...
Rita
Katrina Sedgwick ...
Norma
David Tyler ...
Rod
Jim Morressey ...
Policeman
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After the death of his mother, teenage Danny visits his father Matt Malloy on a lonesome farm in Australia, where he lives with a girlfriend and her daughter Stevie. The farm has been going bad lately, so Matt starts smuggling Marijuana for a drug connection. When Danny joins him on one of his flights, the two-seater crashes in the middle of nowhere. Since his father is wounded, he has to conquer the jungle alone in search for help. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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26 November 2006 | by (West Mids - Inglaterra) – See all my reviews

Danny Is a generally annoying American kid arriving In Oz to re-find his absent old man (a steroetyped bloke), by the end he's become a man having endured his "Initiation" and everything ends bonza. The basic narrative Is fine even If signposted for the hard of thinking(me), all the characters play out exactly as they look they would. Rarely do you believe this Is a not a made for TV representation of Australia although much of the scenery particularly during the later part Is outstanding. The good bits: His old mans line of work Is a great career and the Kulu guy Is oddly endearing with a seriously Infectious cackle.

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