Seymour is a loner. A small, shy, introverted eleven year old whose parents are separated. By chance Seymour meets the beautiful, effervescent but drug-addicted Angie, who is also lonely ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews
4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Ward
Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Anne Parillaud, Patrick Bergin
Return Home (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man and his wife are partners in a small business, a service station, that is stuggling to survive financially. They are visited by his brother, a divorced middle-aged man, who has taken ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Argall
Stars: Dennis Coard, Frankie J. Holden, Ben Mendelsohn
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A nightmare chase through hell in a never-ending, unrequited daisy chain of desire...

Director: Richard Lowenstein
Stars: Noah Taylor, Emily Hamilton, Romane Bohringer
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An expert on productivity shows wacky workers in 1966 Australia how to run their moccasin factory like clockwork, despite laying off more than half the workforce.

Director: Mark Joffe
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Alwyn Kurts
The Big Steal (1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

To impress a girl a shy teenaged boy buys a used Jaguar.

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Marshall Napier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young aboriginal Max Stuart.

Director: Craig Lahiff
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox
Sirens (1993)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.

Director: John Duigan
Stars: Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Hanif and Dean steal a cache of drugs from Dean's psychotic brother Jerry, and at the last minute get a lift with Mimi as she decides to drive to Perth. They pick up a drunken singer, ... See full summary »

Director: Stavros Kazantzidis
Stars: Naveen Andrews, Ben Mendelsohn, Miranda Otto
Prime Mover (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A long haul truckie who finds that the reality of his existence is far removed from his youthful dreams of owning and driving his own prime mover.

Director: David Caesar
Stars: Michael Dorman, Emily Barclay, Ben Mendelsohn
Sample People (2000)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

This edgy Australian film stars an ensemble cast headed up by pop superstar Kylie Minogue, David Field, and John Lyndon. Various characters interact under strange circumstances, calling to mind movies such as GO and PULP FICTION

Director: Clinton Smith
Stars: Kylie Minogue, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Lyndon
Dogs in Space (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The film is set in a house occupied by a collection of social misfits. The main storyline is that of a strange musician's relationship with a girl, their drug use and his band. These events... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lowenstein
Stars: Michael Hutchence, Saskia Post, Nique Needles
Lover Boy (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Explores the conflicting worlds of a teenager and a mature woman as they discover the full force of their sexuality.

Director: Geoffrey Wright
Stars: Noah Taylor, Gillian Jones, Ben Mendelsohn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sudi de Winter ...
Seymour
Fiona Ruttelle ...
Angie
Rebecca Smart ...
Lynne
Lynne Murphy ...
Thelma
Mickey Camilleri ...
Seymour's Mum
Jill Forster ...
Mrs. Easterbrook
Greg Carroll ...
Jake
Phyll Bartlett ...
Op Shop Lady
Pepe Trevor ...
Shop Assistant
Roger Neave ...
Mr. Easterbrook
...
Thug
Ryan Moloney ...
Thug
Garry Perazzo ...
Thug
Ricky Valentine ...
Thug
Tony Pride ...
Auctioneer
Edit

Storyline

Seymour is a loner. A small, shy, introverted eleven year old whose parents are separated. By chance Seymour meets the beautiful, effervescent but drug-addicted Angie, who is also lonely and trapped in her own unhappy world. The relationship that develops offers strength to them both and through the highs and lows of a long hot summer they gradually learn to face the truth about each other and themselves. Written by <kdj@ozemail.com.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 May 1993 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Toivotaan parasta  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sudi..the screen beckons again...
6 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

SAY A LITTLE PRAYER is a tough film about child loneliness and misplaced love. Adapted by the director Richard Lowenstein, from a hugely popular novel by Australian woman Robin Klein, he changed the title from CAME BACK TO SHOW YOU I COULD FLY which, had the film retained the title would have helped the first cinema release enormously. The book has such an inbuilt audience, lost with the title change. Klein's latest book to be adapted has retained it's title and was released in 2005: HATING ALISON ASHLEY, and not a big fat hit. Young lead boy actor called Sudi De Winter is simply superb and it is a major loss to films that he is not still on screen somewhere. Hs last effort was in an OK 1998 TV show called RAW FM set in a community radio station managed by teens. Sudi would be about 24 now. Lead actress Fiona Ruttelle was suitably irritating as the young prostitute friend he adopts for the long hot lonely school holidays. But he film belongs to Sudi. Director Lowenstein previously produced the heroin house rock drama DOGS IN SPACE which starred ill fated singer Michael Hutchence. His later comedy HE DIED WITH A FALAFEL IN HIS HAND, an adaptation of a pub comedy play was not the success hoped to see his career revive. SAY A LITTLE PRAYER is a strong teen film for ages 14 and up.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Watching Say a Little Prayer george_the_cat
Discuss Say a Little Prayer (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?