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Hightide (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  30 July 1987 (Australia)
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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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Mick
Toni Scanlan ...
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Barry Rugless ...
Club manager
'Cowboy' Bob Purtell ...
Joe
Mark Hembrow ...
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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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30 July 1987 (Australia)  »

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The picture's development was a close collaboration of producer Sandra Levy, writer Laura Jones, star Judy Davis, and director Gillian Armstrong. The movie's story was developed by Levy, Jones and Armstong. See more »


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Johnny B Goode
Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Frankie J. Holden
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worth a look despite the awkward screenplay
27 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Judy Davis stars as a backup singer to an Elvis Presley impersonator, who after being sacked by the imitation Man From Memphis rents a seaside trailer home by sheer chance right next door to the teenage daughter she abandoned as a baby. Once past that massive coincidence the story settles into a promising drama about a young girl's dawning awareness of her own identity, but the script reads too often like the unembellished daydreams of an adolescent orphan, wavering between sensitivity and self pity, and what should have been the emotional high points are smothered under some of the most portentous music in recent memory. In the end the scenario doesn't fully deliver on its potential, but scene for scene the film is certainly worth watching, and the characters are all rendered with sympathy, even in their less flattering moments. It may not represent a step forward in the careers of either Davis or director Gillian Armstrong, but it's nevertheless encouraging to still see movies being made Down Under that don't look like they've been produced by the Australian Tourist Council.


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