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In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dorothea Brook
Kevin Smith ...
Lawrence Hayes
Lisa Chappell ...
Anne Cooper
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Fraser
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Willam Poyser
Kiri Mills ...
Rose
Bridget Armstrong ...
Mary Anne
Timothy Raby ...
Mr. Weedle
Helen Steemson ...
Gnits
Geeling Ng ...
Su Lim (as Geeling Ching)
Kate Bartlett ...
Chorus #1
Johnny Bond ...
Chorus #2
Ann Coc-Kroft ...
Chorus #3
Maya Dalziel ...
Chorus #4
Alison Du Fresne ...
Chorus #5
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In a town called Hope on the edge of Britain's empire, desperations clash: the beautiful Dorothea Brook is desperate to free her pregnant sister Rose from the clutches of Fraser, a fortune hunter. A local politician, William Poyner, is desperate for cash and thinks marriage to Dorothea will save him. Dorothea hires Lawrence Hayes, a rough but handsome Argonaut, to bribe Fraser with jewels and to marry Rose; Hayes desperately loves Dorothea and may marry Rose to stay close to her. But Dorothea has a lover, the ravishing Anne Cooper, who encourages the match with Poyser to give the lovers cover. Are these remedies, each desperate in its turn, going to make anyone happy? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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26 November 1993 (Australia)  »

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$69,695 (USA)
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Quotes

Dorothea: I am nobody Mr. Hayes, but I do not intend to be nobody for long. It is too exhausting.
Lawrence: With all due respect, you appear to be somebody to me.
Dorothea: You're not a radical I hope Mr. Hayes?
Lawrence: I take the liberty to follow my own thoughts.
Dorothea: I'm a believer in independence myself.
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Outrageous film from New Zealand.
6 May 1999 | by (not Paris) – See all my reviews

Movie has migrane-inducingly bright colors, and outlandish costumes - such as a hoop-skirt with nothing under it.

Gay sensibility throughout, in this somewhat peculiar, Victorianish setting.


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