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Children of the Revolution
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Children of the Revolution -- 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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Writer:
Peter Duncan (written by)
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Release Date:
30 April 1997 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
What do you do when your father is no ordinary Joe? See more »
Plot:
Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(17 articles)
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Not a drama, not quite a comedy. At any rate, oddly appealing. See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Judy Davis ... Joan

Sam Neill ... Nine

F. Murray Abraham ... Stalin

Richard Roxburgh ... Joe

Rachel Griffiths ... Anna

Geoffrey Rush ... Welch
Russell Kiefel ... Barry Rogers
John Gaden ... Prof. C.W. 'Wilf' Wilke

Ben McIvor ... Joe - 8 Years (as Ben McIver)

Marshall Napier ... Brendan Shaw
Ken Radley ... Bernard Shaw
Fiona Press ... Mavis Craig
Alex Menglet ... Yuri Nikolayev
Rowan Woods ... Col Slansky

Barry Langrishe ... Ted
Ron Haddrick ... Sir Allan Miles

Graham Ware Jr. ... Harry (as Graham Ware Jnr.)
Robbie McGregor ... Minister Frank
Heather Mitchell ... Mrs. Savage
Paul Livingston ... Beria
Dennis Watkins ... Khrushchev
Steve Abbott ... Malenkov (as Steven Abbott)
Charles Little ... Doctor
Matt Potter ... Tommy Booth
Harold Hopkins ... Police Commissioner
Sam Willcock ... Ivan
Craig Blair ... Prison Guard #1
Stephen Shanahan ... Prison Guard #2

Roy Billing ... Police Sergeant
Philip Dodd ... Policeman Brian
John Paramor ... Policeman Davo
Michael Kitschke ... Policeman #1
Glen Keenan ... Constable
Marian Dworakowski ... Yuri's Colleague #1
Waldemar Gorechi ... Yuri's Colleague #2 (as Waldermar Gorecki)
Ben Slivkin ... Yuri's Colleague #3
Nick Holland ... Reporter #1 (as Nicholas Holland)
Stephen Feneley ... Reporter #2
Elspeth MacTavish ... Mary Nield, Reporter #3
Paul Lyneham ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luke Carroll

Mikhail Gorbachev ... Himself - Handshake with Reagan (archive footage) (uncredited)

Václav Havel ... Himself - Speaks Into Microphone (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself - Handshake with Gorbachev (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joseph Stalin ... Himself - at Lenin's Tomb (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Duncan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Duncan  written by

Produced by
Tristram Miall .... producer
Greg Ricketson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Nigel Westlake 
 
Cinematography by
Martin McGrath 
 
Film Editing by
Simon Martin 
 
Casting by
Peter Duncan 
Robyn Kershaw 
 
Production Design by
Roger Ford 
 
Art Direction by
Laurie Faen 
 
Set Decoration by
Kerrie Brown 
 
Costume Design by
Terry Ryan 
 
Makeup Department
Nik Dorning .... prosthetic makeup artist
Ann-Maree Hurley .... prosthetic makeup artist
Wendy Sainsbury .... additional makeup artist
Wendy Sainsbury .... prosthetic makeup artist
Yvonne Savage .... hair stylist
Yvonne Savage .... wig stylist
Bec Taylor .... assistant hair stylist
Bec Taylor .... makeup assistant
Kirsten Veysey .... makeup artist
Kirsten Veysey .... prosthetic makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert Graham .... assistant unit manager (as Bob Graham)
Grayden Le Breton .... assistant unit manager
Simon Martin .... post-production supervisor
Will Matthews .... unit manager
Laurie Pettinari .... assistant unit manager
Greg Ricketson .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Leacey .... third assistant director
John Martin .... second assistant director
Elizabeth Reidy .... assistant director attachment
P.J. Voeten .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Baldwin .... set finisher
Kane Barwick .... construction assistant
Josh Black .... construction runner
Giles Bradbury .... painter
Herman Brown .... carpenter
Martin Bruveris .... painter
Danny Burnett .... construction manager
Gregory Commerford .... painter
Frank Falconer .... set finisher
Gordon Finney .... carpenter
Glen W. Johnson .... additional set dresser
Kate Joyce .... painter
Eugene Land .... carpenter
Tracey Moxham .... art department coordinator
Dan Potra .... storyboard artist
Faith Robinson .... prop buyer
Faith Robinson .... set dresser
Murray Simmance .... carpenter
Jeremy Sparks .... carpenter
Andrew Staig .... construction crew
Patrick Thompson .... carpenter
Jonathon Tidball .... assistant props buyer
Sarah Tooth .... graphic art director
Stephen Tulloch .... carpenter
Susan Ward .... additional art department
George Zammit .... stand-by props
Dan Potra .... conceptual designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Emmma Barham .... second boom operator (as Emma Barham)
Gethin Creagh .... dubbing mixer
Antony Gray .... sound effects editor
Phil Heywood .... dubbing mixer
Rick Lisle .... adr engineer
Fiona McBain .... boom operator
Delia McCarthy .... sound attachment
Nada Mikas .... sound attachment
Wayne Pashley .... adr editor
Jane Paterson .... atmosphere editor
Julie Pearce .... foley recordist
Andrew Plain .... supervising sound editor
Guntis Sics .... sound recordist
John Simpson .... foley artist
Libby Villa .... dialogue editor
Matt Villa .... assistant dialogue editor
Jenny T. Ward .... assistant supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
John Bowring .... special effects
Peter Luczak .... effects printing
Ken Phelan .... effects makeup
David Roberts .... additional special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... optical effects manager
Ken Phelan .... digital scanning
John Pope .... effects printing
John Pope .... film recording
Charlie Revai .... computer graphic artist
Robert Sandeman .... digital effects manager
 
Stunts
Richard Boué .... stunt coordinator (as Richard Boue)
Nash Edgerton .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Agganis .... Steadicam operator
Brandon Batten .... camera attachment
Danny Batterham .... camera operator
Angela Buckingham .... camera attachment
Damian Church .... camera attachment (as Damien Church)
Katrina Crook .... additional focus puller
Colin Deane .... additional focus puller
Tim Duggan .... electrician
Michele Duval .... clapper loader (as Michelle Duval)
Lorrie Graham .... production photographer
Manfred Hnilica .... electrician
Susan Hoerlein .... camera attachment
Peter Holland .... electrician
Adam Hunter .... electrician
Philip Le Masurier .... still photographer
Martin Lee .... Steadicam operator
Owen Maguire .... camera attachment
Brett McDowell .... key grip
David Parkinson .... gaffer
Ian Phillips .... focus puller
Greg Rawson .... best boy electric
James Rickard .... additional focus puller
Clive Rippon .... electrician
Graham Sharpe .... camera operator: rostrum camera
John Tate .... assistant grip
Philippa Veitch .... camera attachment
 
Casting Department
Jane Dawkins .... extras casting assistant
Gabrielle Healy .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isobel Carter .... stand-by wardrobe
Wendy Cork .... costume attachment
Mel Dykes .... costume supervisor
Suzanne Head .... costume constructor
Andrew Infanti .... costume assistant
John Power .... costume constructor
Kirsten Smallbone .... costume attachment
Susan Waters .... costume constructor
 
Editorial Department
Leo Bahas .... negative cutter
Martin Connor .... first assistant editor
David Gillies .... on-line editor
John Lee .... assistant editor
Tony Manning .... color grader
 
Music Department
Christo Curtis .... orchestra recording engineer
Ron Layton .... orchestral manager
Rudolf Osadnik .... orchestra leader (as Rudolph Osadnik)
David Stanhope .... conductor
Carl Vine .... music copyist
Jan Loquet Westlake .... assistant to composer
Nigel Westlake .... music producer
Nigel Westlake .... orchestrator
Christine Woodruff .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Adam Pinnock .... vehicle wrangler
 
Other crew
Peter Arena .... stand-in: F. Murray Abraham
Libby Blainey .... title designer
John Bowring .... armorer
James Bramley .... production accountant
Georgina Burle .... film researcher
Trish Cameron .... secretary to producer
Kate Dennis .... continuity
Tony Gibbs .... insurer
David Haines .... stand-in: Geoffrey Rush and Richard Roxburgh
Maude Heath .... location manager
Megan Humphries .... stand-in: Judy Davis
'Aussie' Auslan Ismail .... location manager (as Auslan Ismail)
Robyn Kershaw .... producer's attachment
Peter Kobicek .... unit assistant (as Peter Kodicek)
Fiona Lennard .... unit nurse
George Mannix .... safety report
Simon Martin .... script editor
Galea McGregor .... continuity attachment
Alison Meir .... production assistant
Sarah Milsome .... production secretary
Christine Moran .... assistant accountant
John O'Connell .... choreographer
Ian Russell .... laboratory liaison
Robert Simper .... safety report
Catie Stephen .... unit nurse
Sandy Stevens .... production coordinator
Sandie Strudwick .... unit nurse (as Sandra Strudwick)
Paul Sullivan .... production runner
Carl Vine .... computer scoring
Graham Ware Jr. .... animal wrangler (as Graham Ware Jnr.)
Damian Woods .... unit assistant
Tom Burstall .... risk manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Gregory Klumov .... acknowledgment: Russian archival footage
Graeme Wills .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong sexuality and language
Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Loved OneSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not a drama, not quite a comedy. At any rate, oddly appealing., 20 June 2002
Author: MovieAlien from az

One unsettling attribute of this movie is that it presents itself as if it were based on a true story. Judy Davis plays a Socialist who allegedly had an affair with Josef Stalin (F. Murray Abraham), and when she gives birth to a son with all the revolutionary's traits, there is some dispute about whether he is who everyone thinks he is. During the film he gets into all sorts of trouble with the law and eventually falls in love with a cop that frequently arrests him (Rachel Griffiths). Only at the end does the whim tone down to a serious drama. Whatever this movie has to say, it kept my attention all the way through.

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