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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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Actors Ben Mendelsohn and Frankie J. Holden both also appeared in the same 1990 year's The Big Steal (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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Caught this last night on ABC
7 January 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Saw the write-up in the guide and decided to record it, Surprised with the great late 80's footage of Adelaide. Magic Mountain, Glenelg, city shots etc. Loved the old cars.

Actually found the service station: Corner Henley Beach Road and Military Road, Adelaide, South Australia. Now a SAFF service station and across the road the video store is now Video Ezy. Looks like the hair salon is now a TV and Video repair shop.

Just love watching these old films that I missed out on when I was growing up and seeing all the old cars, locations and seeing what has happened to them.

The performances are okay, considering the film is a snapshot of 80's Australian life... kids, cars, relationships etc.

Great film!


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