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Hightide (1987)

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Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour in a small town and finds her daughter in a mobile home park.

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Lillie
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Bet
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Ally
Frankie J. Holden ...
Lester
John Clayton ...
Col
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Mick
Toni Scanlan ...
Mary
Monica Trapaga ...
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Barry Rugless ...
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'Cowboy' Bob Purtell ...
Joe
Mark Hembrow ...
Mechanic
Emily Stocker ...
Michelle
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Jason (as Marc Gray)
Jan Boreham ...
Mona
May Howlett ...
Mick's mum
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Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour in a small town and finds her daughter in a mobile home park. Written by Anonymous

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Star Judy Davis was contacted even before the screenplay was re-written with her character then originally written as male. See more »


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It Had To Be You
Written by Isham Jones and lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Jan Adele
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Judy Davis' greatest performance
29 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film, though, critically acclaimed, has of course not yet been released in the U.S. on DVD, like another great - Christine Lahti's "Housekeeping", out the same year. But if you can support Region 4 (Australian) DVD's, this little masterpiece should be in your collection. There are still some VHS copies available on the internet as well.Davis is complemented by a great story, as well as memorable performances from her supporting cast, especially Claudia Carvan and the late, great Jan Adele. Amazingly, or maybe not, this film and its stars went unacknowledged at Academy Awards time, as did "Housekeeping", but treat yourself to both of them - you will be glad you did!


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