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Return Home (1990)

 |  Drama  |  3 August 1990 (USA)
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A man and his wife are partners in a small business, a service station, that is stuggling to survive financially. They are visited by his brother, a divorced middle-aged man, who has taken ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Coard ...
Noel
Frankie J. Holden ...
Steve
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Gary
Mickey Camilleri ...
Judy
Rachel Rains ...
Wendy
Gypsy Lukewood ...
Clare
Ryan Rawlings ...
Wally
Paul Nestor ...
Brian
Alan Fletcher ...
Barry
Adrian Shirley ...
Newsagent
Michael Coard ...
Paperboy
Michael Evans ...
Pieman
John Crouch ...
Angry customer
Rory Walker ...
Hire purchase man
Liz Windsor ...
Mrs. Walker
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A man and his wife are partners in a small business, a service station, that is stuggling to survive financially. They are visited by his brother, a divorced middle-aged man, who has taken a break from his stressful career in a big business corporation. Written by Archie Moore <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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Return Home is a movie about decency, optimism, humanity and life. See more »

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Debut film as both a director and a screen-writer for editor-cinematographer Ray Argall who didn't act as an editor or director of photography on Return Home (1990). See more »

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Steve, in planning his work, mentions Australia Day and then makes a notation on his calendar in October. Australia Day is in January. See more »

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The Messiah
Written by George Frideric Handel (as G. F. Handel)
Performed by the Victorian Concert Choir and the Camerata Orchestra
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Hey, Adelaide's on the fillum
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A curious soapy film about an insurance agent in Melbourne returning to Adelaide where his brother and family live. They run a garage on Military Road in Adelaide (still there) which is struggling.

Ben Mendelsohn is an apprentice and Frankie J. Holden his brother. In the first scene set in the past, a contemporary trade van drives past (I bet the clothes they wear in these scenes were bought straight off the rack at Harris Scarfe).

There is more interest in seeing the old places in Adelaide that have gone ; Magic Mountain and The Wizard's Cavern in Glenelg (replaced with ugly tower blocks owned by Chinese investors), South Road going up to the overpass, the old Colonnades at Noarlunga, Castle Plaza on South Rd just after it was built, Commercial Rd in Port Adelaide, the Marion bowling club, the Cowleys Pie Cart next to the Adelaide Railway station that sold those terrible pie floaters.

Product placements – South Australia Brewing (Southwark and West End), Modern Motor magazine, Peter Jackson cigarettes, Chiko rolls, Vegemite, and Castrol.


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