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The End of the Golden Weather (1991)

Family drama set in New Zealand about Geoff Crome, a young boy (Fulford) who immerses himself in his own private fantasy world where he meets Firpo (Papps), a strange being who dreams of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Fulford ...
Geoff Crome
Stephen Papps ...
Firpo
Paul Gittins ...
Dad
Gabrielle Hammond ...
Mum
David Taylor ...
Ted
Alexandra Marshall ...
Molly
Ray Henwood ...
Reverend Thirle
Steve McDowell ...
Jesse Cabot
Alice Fraser ...
Mrs. Atkinson
William Johnson ...
Mr. Atkinson (as Bill Johnson)
Alistair Douglas ...
Sergeant Robinson
Greg Johnson ...
Uncle Jim
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Auntie Kass
Francie Gray ...
Miss Effie
Andrea Kelland ...
Miss Sybil
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Family drama set in New Zealand about Geoff Crome, a young boy (Fulford) who immerses himself in his own private fantasy world where he meets Firpo (Papps), a strange being who dreams of being an Olympic athlete. Together, the two begin a close friendship as Geoff attempts to help Firpo realise his dream. However, it is not long until the adult world begins to impinge on his fantasy. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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5 February 1993 (UK)  »

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A 12 year old boy in New Zealand, his struggles to do right.
3 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

While this is a very New Zealand film, the characterizations of the boy and his family were sustained right to the end. We could have had a "feel-good" ending, but Mason, rightly, chose not to give us that.

I grew up in NZ, and the "feel" of the family's characters are captured very nicely, as were the eccentricities and insensitivies of some of the characters. An excellent family film.


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