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Jack Be Nimble (1993)

Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy ...
Dora
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Teddy
Tony Barry ...
Clarrie
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Bernice
Brenda Simmons ...
Mrs. Birch
Gilbert Goldie ...
Mr. Birch
Patricia Phillips ...
Anne
Paul Minifie ...
Kevin
Sam Smith ...
Little Jack
Hannah Jessop ...
Little Dora
Nicholas Antwis ...
Jack aged 7
Olivia Jessop ...
Dora aged 8
Kristen Seth ...
Older Sister
Amber Woolston ...
Older Sister
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Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has been somewhat better, has developed extra-sensory powers which tell her that Jack's in danger and drives her to search for him. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for disturbing violent behavior and abuse, and for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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4 February 1994 (UK)  »

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A Vingança de Jack  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Feature directorial debut for Garth Maxwell. See more »

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Featured in Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) See more »

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A very moving horror cult secret.
3 May 2001 | by (USA Southeast) – See all my reviews

I just finished this film. Bought it at eBay. I collect obscure movies. This one is a jewel. A very dark jewel in its very own genre. I'm not one to reveal plots, but I can describe the movie. Director Garth Maxwell takes you on a bit of an unexpected trip. It smacks of classic horror, but, it's new horror and you never know where it's going. Maxwell's use of light and color is simply astounding and unforgettable. I'm sure I'll sleep with some of these images tonight. It's not for those of you who like typical movies. It's very different. I have but two technical problems and they're small: 1) Maxwell let's Dora say, "Marigolds." and they're not. 2) One line slips out while no lips move. Otherwise, the film is certainly going to chill some blood cells and keep your brain ticking. Sorry, but Alexis Arquette couldn't be more good-looking, either. It's not big Hollywood (and I like that), but it's very, very provocative film-making. I like that, too.


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