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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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3 August 1990 (USA)  »

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AUD 347,000 (estimated)
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Writer-director Ray Argall developed the screenplay for around seven years before the movie was made. 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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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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Symphony No 9 in E Minor, Opus 95
Written by Antonín Dvorák (as A. Dvorak)
Performed by Christophorus Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart
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Wonderful, humane film
24 July 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

An understated masterpiece that wonderfully engages with its warm and loving human interactions. It doesn't need any overblown dramatics to tell its deeply affecting story of a family re-unification. Great performances from everyone involved.

Dennis Cord is terrific as the returning brother, whilst Micki Cammilerri is probably the standout as the compassionate and sympathetic wife and mother. The script is extremely well written and is all the more effective for not being overly dramatic or overblown. The film evokes an Adelaide suburb in transition at a particular point in time that could be anywhere in Australian suburbia at that time.

Absolutely recommended for anyone seeking a REAL film experience.


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