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Love Serenade (1996)

In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the ... See full summary »




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Complete credited cast:
Vicki-Ann Hurley
George Shevtsov ...
Kenneth 'Ken' Sherry
John Alansu ...
Albert Lee
Deborah 'Debbie'
Jill McWilliam ...
Curler Victim
Ryan Jackson ...
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Sabrina Norris ...
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In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the station; he's mid-40s, detached, thrice divorced, hatchet faced. But both sisters next door find him attractive: awkward Dimity, only 20, who works in a Chinese restaurant with few patrons, and perky Vicki-Ann, a hairdresser with a hope chest who invents a happy future with Sherry based on little but his arrival. First Dimity then Vicki-Ann spend the night with Ken, one concluding he's her boy friend, the other her fiance. Then Dimity begins to smell something fishy. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A comedy that proves men are a whole other species. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Milosna serenada  »

Box Office


AUD 3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,853 (USA) (1 August 1997)


$579,337 (USA) (12 September 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the filming of a scene on a grain silo, stuntman 'Collin Dragsbaek' (doubling actor 'George Shetsov') died when he fell onto a faulty airbag. See more »


Vicki Anne, wearing a pretty dress, accompanies Ken to the Chinese restaurant. Afterwards they go back to Ken's house where they spend the night together. Early next morning Vicki Anne leaves Ken's house but, now she is dressed in her uniform and heads directly off to work. See more »


Dimity Hurley: Do you ever feel loneliness?
Ken Sherry: [surprised] Loneliness? Of course I feel loneliness.
Dimity Hurley: Me too. Sometimes. Not all the time.
Dimity Hurley: Would you like me to ease it for you?
Ken Sherry: Ease what?
Dimity Hurley: Your loneliness.
Ken Sherry: My loneliness?
Dimity Hurley: I could ease it for you, maybe...
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With thanks to people of Robinvale, Mildura & Elston, shires of Swan Hill, Mildura & Balranald See more »


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Written by Peter Shelley
(Magnet Music Limited)
Performed by Alvin Stardust
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Limited
By Arrangement with Warner Music Australia Pty. Limited
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4 August 1999 | by (Indiana PA) – See all my reviews

There are some films that seem to go so deep, they should just be allowed to go on and on. Their light is so bright they seem to compete with nature itself - they uplift and enlighten. Love Serenade, with it's repetitive Barry White underscore, its dead-on "this is not an act" performances and above all it's eccentric, unforeseen dialogue, plot and visuals has been added to my list of all-time bests. There's so much to learn here about art.

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