MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,624 this week

A Little Piece of Sunshine (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 50 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Sunshine, an idyllic and almost forgotten island under British rule, is shortly to become independent. But a few days before this event is to take place, the British governor of the island ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2095 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 87 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 56 titles
created 16 Aug 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 52 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Little Piece of Sunshine (TV Movie 1990)

A Little Piece of Sunshine (TV Movie 1990) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Little Piece of Sunshine.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Unnaturally close, jet-setting twins become enmeshed in the Swinging London scene, where their relationship is strained after they befriend a predatory hustler and his girlfriend.

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Judy Geeson, Martin Potter, Michael Redgrave
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college.

Director: Robert Deubel
Stars: Julia Montgomery, James Carroll, Suzanne Barnes
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion
Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson
Short | Drama | Sci-Fi

After witnessing the deaths of his family in the flames of an orbital bombardment, a peace-loving farmer named Yamashita now faces the decision of sending his last surviving son into the very war that consumed his family.

Director: Clovis Ong Chong Ern
Stars: Toshi Toda, Miho Ando, Steve Voldseth
Tokyo Drifter (1966)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After his gang disbands, a yakuza enforcer looks forward to life outside of organized crime but soon must become a drifter after his old rivals attempt to assassinate him.

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawaji
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra
Tasting Menu (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

As one of the world's best restaurants opens for its final evening, a couple in the midst of a divorce who made their reservation a year ago (before separating) reunite for a once-in-lifetime meal.

Director: Roger Gual
Stars: Jan Cornet, Claudia Bassols, Vicenta N'Dongo
Sordid Lives (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."

Director: Del Shores
Stars: Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Olivia Newton-John
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock & roll band, Journey.

Director: Ramona S. Diaz
Stars: Arnel Pineda, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
Amazons (1986)
Action | Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An epic from the dark ages about the legendary lost tribe of warrior women! The girls fly into danger, come up against fierce tribes, fall prey to sorcery, put to rest a family rivalry of ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Sessa
Stars: Ty Randolph, Penelope Reed, Joseph Whipp
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a virginal artist falls in love with a call girl, she turns out to be the chosen bride of the alien god Cthulhu. To save her, he must stop an ancient cult from summoning their god and destroying mankind.

Director: Chris LaMartina
Stars: David Phillip Carollo, Melissa O'Brien, Nicolette le Faye
Perfect Gentlemen (TV Movie 1978)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Jackie Cooper
Stars: Lauren Bacall, Ruth Gordon, Sandy Dennis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Desmond Hannah
...
Ernie Favaro
...
Tomson
Kitty Aldridge ...
Sabrina
...
Beatrix Coltrane
...
Sam McCready
Clarence Thomas ...
Rev Drake
Robert MacBeth ...
Livingstone
W. Paul Bodie ...
Bill Jones
Nelson Oramas ...
Carlos Garcia
Luis Alday ...
Hernandez
John Archie
Philip Astor
Edit

Storyline

Sunshine, an idyllic and almost forgotten island under British rule, is shortly to become independent. But a few days before this event is to take place, the British governor of the island is shot. Her Majesty's secret service is called in and Sam McCready asks Desmond Hannah of Scotland Yard to take charge of the case. When Hannah arrives on Sunshine, he notices the subdued atmosphere of fear reigning there. An aggressive presidential election campaign is being conducted, but neither of the two candidates appears to be very trustworthy. The attractive widow Lady Beatrix Coltrane tells Hannah that most of the island's inhabitants are not looking forward to independence because they fear that either of the two candidates for the presidency will abuse the island for his own benefit. One of them, Tomson, is probably involved in illegal drug-peddling in connection with the Colombian Medellin cartel; the other one, Livingstone, is said to be collaborating with the Cuban government. Lady ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Also Known As:

Frederick Forsyth esittää: Kadonnut paratiisi  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A pleasant surprise
25 April 2001 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

I recently picked up a copy of this film on video, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Lauren Bacall puts in a sly, sexy performance, and eventhough most of the rest of the cast have been associated with small time TV appearances on both sides of the Atlantic (with the notable exception of the surprisingly good Philip Michael Thomas who, of course, starred opposite Don Johnson in the legendary Miami Vice), I must say that the quality of the acting was consistently high.

The only real problem that I had with the movie was with Sam McCready. Stylishly realised by Alan Howard, coming across as a puppeteer behind the scenes, the character simply didn't feature enough in the end to satisfy my need and curiosity. I have read many of the Sam McCready novels penned by Forsythe (who introduces the film no less), and this normally prominent character seemed to be in the background far too much for, sadly, far too much of the time.

On a positive note though, I thought that the characterisation of the 'cockney Superintendent from the yard' was pulled off briliantly! I recognised the actor playing the part from many tv shows over here (Larry Lamb, always a pleasure), and to be honest I was expecting the usual 'cor blimey guvs' and 'apples n pears' Dick Van Dyke routine. But to my pleasant surprise, the character came off as a professional, if slightly out of his depth individual, with all of the usual quirks and flaws that keep you inerested.

What a pity that the follow up (Death has a bad reputation) had to feature the bloody awful Liz Hurley. Sure, no-one would question the fact that she is indeed great to look at, but I'm afraid that Big Bird would have put in a more convincing performance than she did!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Little Piece of Sunshine (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?