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Johnny Dysart
Rebecca Gilling ...
Annie Dysart
Kim Gyngell ...
Baz Schultz
Sean Scully ...
Tim Robbins
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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 ...
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Reg Evans ...
Norm Jenkins
Lisa Colonna ...
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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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John Waters really shines !!!
9 September 2005 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

There may be some people who will not agree with my comments about this film, but i believe that it is one of John Waters' best.

This film is a bit obscure as not many people know of it but I think it deserves a lot more credit.

It is a story of a washed up rock star (Johnny Dysart) who just will not give up even though he has no chance at all of ever being able to sell records again. He refuses to give in to modern trends/sounds and sticks with his heart and keeps on trying, falsely believing that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

What makes things worse for Johnny is that his son is an up and coming pop star and is generating a lot of interest. This causes a lot of tension between them because he cannot accept his son using modern music systems adapting to new technology.

His wife has also had to suffer a lot due to his dreams of a comeback. She has stuck by him for a long time but her patience is running out.

In the end he has to face the sad reality that his son can get a record deal and will sell records and that johnny will never sell records again and he eventually decides to accept it and look to a new career path.

This film is very similar to Boulevard Of Broken Dreams. Both films are made in Melbourne, have the same director and some of the same actors.

I would strongly urge you to watch this film if you come across it. Hopefully one day it will be released on DVD.


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