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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
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Ryan Moloney ...
Thug
Garry Perazzo ...
Thug
Ricky Valentine ...
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Tony Pride ...
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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>

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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.


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