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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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Superb Obscure Horror
27 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Part fairy tale part violent retribution cruelty rears its ugly head here from the start and doesn't let up it's unrelenting death grip until the final frame. Jack and Nora are two siblings who become separated due to the negligence of their parents and discover they both possess psychic skills which they proceed to apply to their situations. How they put their abilities to the test is connected to their home environments and each other in complete contrast. Poetically filmed in new Zealand this is a very interesting and dark little tale where everything goes desperately wrong. It's gruesome but beautiful all at once, highly recommended!.


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