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Love Serenade (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  1 August 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Two sisters will do anything to hook the right man. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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AUD 3,800,000 (estimated)

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

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$579,337 (USA) (12 September 1997)
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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 »

Goofs

The funky instrumental background music that begins when Dimity spies Ken performing Tai Chi in his backyard is incorrectly credited by Ken the DJ as "The Hustle" by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony when the music concludes. The Hustle is also listed in the credits at the end of the film but the song itself (a well-known 70s disco tune with a bouncy flute line and the vocal, "Do The Hustle!") is not played at any time in the movie. See more »

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Chinese Takeawy Proprietor: I don't like it... I don't like it at all!
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What the World Needs Now is Love
Written by Burt Bacharach (music) and Hal David (lyrics)
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Performed by Dionne Warwick
Courtesy of Warner Special Products
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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totally underrated Aussie classic
9 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is a little gem in which all the odd ingredients come together to form a surprisingly spot-on depiction of Australian life for a large percentage of the population. It scores big points for depicting life in the fairly unglamorous and largely forgotten country towns. The two sisters, especially the Rebecca Frith character (why this movie didn't make her a superstar is a shock to me) are spot on. But where this movie makes the leap from good Aussie flick to comic gem is its lack of fear in being strange. I won't spoil the many surprising treats by giving any of them away here but I will say that if you're a fan of Preston Sturges, this movie is his unlikely Aussie bastard child.


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