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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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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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Bizarre but serious horror film
1 November 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Bizarre but serious horror film that piques your interest from the opening scene. Maintains a unique and colorful atmosphere throughout. The depths of human evil are depicted here as if one were watching a fairy tale with witches and goblins (thus the Jack of nursery rhyme is chosen here). Great score, by the way, that helps to create the atmosphere throughout.

I recommend it as a good Halloween treat, but definitely not for children.


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