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Hotel Sorrento (1995)

R | | Drama | 14 July 1995 (USA)
Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Moynihan
Caroline Gillmer ...
Hilary Moynihan
Pippa Moynihan
Marge Morrisey
Wal Moynihan
Ben Thomas ...
Troy Moynihan
John Hargreaves ...
Dick Bennett
Dave Barnett ...
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Radio Announcer
Jane Edmanson ...
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Bill Howie ...
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Sam Newman ...
Football Commentator
Shane Healy ...
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Phillip Lee ...
Auctioneer (voice)


Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel which she claims is entirely fictional. The book causes a stir in Sorrento and in her family when it is supected that the book is not as fictional as she claims. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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One sister's desire became the family secret.



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Rated R for language | See all certifications »





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14 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Sorrento Beach  »

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$91,170 (USA)

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Screenwriters Richard Franklin and Peter Fitzpatrick were brother-in-laws. Both won AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards for their screenplay. See more »


Marge: What's happened is that you've written about all of us. Not just people like you who grew up here, but those of us who came along later. It's our home. Our way of life. The sense we have of ourselves as a people. And they want to take it away and claim it's theirs. You see, I don't believe you really think that this culture is as empty and fatuous as you made out at lunch, because, if you did, you'd never have written "Melancholy." And if you let them get away with it...if you let them pretend ...
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Tara Morice
25 July 1999 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

I picked "Hotel Sorrento" from a video shop because I saw the name "Tara Morice". I like her performance as Fran in Strictly Ballroom. Later, I bought this wonderful film. And I wonder if there is the real Sorrento in Australia. I want to go there because the film shows me how beautiful the place is.

Hotel Sorrento is the story of three sisters who grew up together in a small town. However, they went on their ways and have their own success. One is a writer in London, the other lives in New York as a business woman, while the third stays at their family home. One day, the family reunion is held. That causes the change of their lives which will never be the same again.

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