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Children of the Revolution (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  30 April 1997 (USA)
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Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

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Anna
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Welch
Russell Kiefel ...
Barry Rogers
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Prof. C.W. 'Wilf' Wilke
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Joe - 8 Years (as Ben McIver)
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Fiona Press ...
Mavis Craig
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Col Slansky
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Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ... Written by Anonymous

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A red comedy about the ultimate party animals. See more »

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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30 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A forradalom gyermekei  »

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$35,227 (USA) (2 May 1997)

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$830,608 (USA) (4 July 1997)
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A newspaper refers to the "LEA" several scenes before Young Joe forms this organization. See more »

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Joan Fraser: This is always how I feared it would happen. The devil doesn't carry a gun, Welch. It carries fast food, cheap appliances and bad television!
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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The Ghost
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Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
© Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers
Performed by Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Jose Serebrier
Courtesy of RCA Victor Red Seal
Under license from BMG Australia Limited
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An odd idea, a good movie.
17 April 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film in the TV listings, I thought "could be some good tack." It's much better than that. It starts off almost comedic like, culminating in Stalin singing. Then it enters into the emotional problems Anna has over killing Stalin. The film then focuses on her son Joe, and his problems in finding out he is the son of Stalin, and his gradual descent into Stalinism. The film serves as a warning against Stalinism, about how any abuse of power, no matter the end, is wrong. The interest is held with some superb acting by the cast and the idea of Stalin producing a child and "heir." The movie could use more of an ending, and it does treat itself as being "true" particularly at the end. Having said that this is well worth watching and I recommend it to anyone intrigued by Communism and Stalin.


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