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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

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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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Storyline

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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Horror | Thriller

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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 colorful horror adventure about taking revenge!
14 August 1999 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This fantastic film is an adventure based upon an old fairy tale with the stepmother and three gruesome step sisters. But Jack will be taking his bloody revenge.

Our film club featured this, and all the viewers were astonished. It's brutal, it's beautiful, it's sparkling with splatter and horror ideas. A true classic, and hidden gem! A complete movie of of vibrant colors sick ideas! The use of colors are greater than David Lynch manages in his films, and reminded me in that way of Blue Velvet!

You really don't know what you've been missing out before you see this! Go head over heels to get hold of this one! Though it deserves to be seen at a large screen, or preferably in a cinema, though that might be difficult for most.

This is one fine example of how great New Zealand cinema scene is, and I'll without any doubt consider this as a classic but refined gore, which should inspire many.

So get gold of this must-see film! But, of course... be nimble!


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