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Children of the Revolution (1996)

 -  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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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)  »

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Children of the Revolution  »

Box Office

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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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David Hoyle: Stalin? You killed Josef Stalin?
Joan Fraser: Yes.
David Hoyle: What did you do to him?
Joan Fraser: I don't know I don't remember... I don't recall. I think we were in his room.
David Hoyle: You were in his... bedroom, Joan? His bedroom!
Joan Fraser: I think so.
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Children of the Revolution
Words and Music by T. Rex
Sound recording performed by Marc Bolan
By kind permission of Wizard (Bahamas) Limited
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Unsettling and unsettled
7 February 1999 | by (West Frankfort, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This movie has a promising premise: A near-fanatical pro-communist young woman travels to Moscow and has a dalliance with Stalin (and may have unwittingly killed him!). Upon her return to her native Australia and discovery that she's pregnant, she marries her eager, long-suffering suitor and continues in her work for the party.

The movie appeared to be two in one. The first half was promising, providing decent political satire in the form of black humor. But the second half developed into a dark drama devoid of any humor. In the end, I wasn't sure exactly what was being conveyed.


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