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Children of the Revolution (1996)

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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
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Prof. C.W. 'Wilf' Wilke
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Joe - 8 Years (as Ben McIver)
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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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What do you do when your father is no ordinary Joe? 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)  »

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A forradalom gyermekei  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$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 »

Quotes

Joe: Isn't the point to help people?
Joan Fraser: Well, people, yes. Not the police!
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Referenced in Who Is Bernard Tapie? (2001) See more »

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I Get a Kick Out of You
Written by Cole Porter
© Harms, Inc.
Performed by F. Murray Abraham (uncredited), Paul Livingston (uncredited), Steve Abbott (uncredited) and Dennis Watkins (uncredited)
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Through a comedic glass darkly...
3 December 1998 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

"Children of The Revolution" is one of those well-executed dark comedies, that the Australian Film Industry excels at. If one enjoys dark comedy with a heady twinge of surrealism, you're really going to enjoy this movie. Our best scene (without spoiling it) is when the three start dancing and handing out flowers, with Louis Armstrong crooning Cole Porter's "You're The Top" in the background. My friends almost fell off the couch with laughter. It's a gem!


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