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An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 July 1995 (USA)
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Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth... See full summary »

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Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth as she becomes drawn into a web of sexual politics and intrigue. Written by Alex Brewer

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In a world of make believe Stella is about to discover the difference between true love... and real life. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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21 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Aventure en coulisses  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$258,195 (USA)
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Trivia

Georgina Cates had unsuccessfully auditioned for the part of Stella under her real name of Clare Woodgate. Frustrated, she dyed her hair, reinvented herself as a 16-year-old Liverpool girl called "Georgina Cates", and landed the role. See more »

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When O'Hara is running down the wharf in 1947, there is a modern car carrier (ship) in the background. See more »

Quotes

Rose: You can't do anything I don't hear about, not on that motorbike.
[a beat]
Rose: You won't find her. Not now.
P.L. O'Hara: I might. And I might find him.
Rose: How will you know?
P.L. O'Hara: I'll know. Little chap, stands like me.
Rose: How's that?
P.L. O'Hara: Heroical, twice nightly.
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The most mind blowing experience I've ever had.
25 January 2002 | by (Rogers, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Well, this movie has definitely changed my views on Alan Rickman. He just blew my mind with his passionate performance...there isn't another to explain it.

Now the plot was very complex so you did need to see it more than once to get the gist of every little twist. I'll tell you there are allot of twists in this movie. But thats what makes it a must see.

I recommend this movie to anyone thats in need of a good slap in the face. I know that I sure did.


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