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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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Very good movie
4 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the movie was excellent, certainly one of the late Rodney Harvey's best performances, as the troubled son who learns a few big lessons. This movie was (and still is I suppose) very hard to find in video stores, and is available on and off again thru online stores. If you can find a copy though, don't hesitate to get it, because this really is a good movie.


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