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Johnny Dysart
Rebecca Gilling ...
Annie Dysart
Kim Gyngell ...
Baz Schultz
Sean Scully ...
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Paul Dysart
Sarah De Teliga ...
Robbins' Secretary
Gary Adams ...
Roadie
Matthew Quartermaine ...
Stevo
Takahito Masuda ...
Toshio
Tibor Gyapjas ...
Trevor
Neil Schenider ...
Man at Pub
James Boros ...
Paul at 18 Months (as James Borods)
Edward Hepple ...
Caretaker
Reg Evans ...
Norm Jenkins
Lisa Colonna ...
Robbins' Receptionist
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The film covers the conflict between a father and his son both being musicians. The father is the leader of a band making rock-music from the 60s but his son becomes a star of techno-pop music. Written by Volker Boehm

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22 November 1990 (Australia)  »

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DOWN ON DOWN ON DOWN
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big build up for a grand ending
11 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Once you've made it to the grand finale of this movie, it's clear that this was the only happy ending it could have had. Johnny was heading for Willy Loman territory with a one way ticket, but he had to be shown that, far from being the failure he couldn't face being, he had created something that was timeless. His smoldering discontent reminds very much of "Death of a Salesman", although his own family is a far more functioning unit that Willy's. Baz's voluntary demise was tragic yet sort of inevitable - yet Johnny had a lot more to live for. The film is deceptively complex. An ending to equal "The Browning Version". It's a long way there, though.... It's also interesting to see Guy Pearce before he made LA Confidential.


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