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The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  11 February 1996 (USA)
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Actually taking place in the middle of the original Thorn Birds miniseries, which chronicled the love affair of Meggie Cleary and Fr. Ralph de Bricassart from 1920 to 1962, this two-part ... See full summary »

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Actually taking place in the middle of the original Thorn Birds miniseries, which chronicled the love affair of Meggie Cleary and Fr. Ralph de Bricassart from 1920 to 1962, this two-part miniseries begins in 1943. Father Ralph returns to Drogheda to evaluate its financial situation just as his one true love, Meggie, is embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, Luke. Written by Phil Fernando

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A love reignited. A faith renewed.

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Richard Chamberlain was the only original cast member to reprise his role from the original miniseries. See more »

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Fee: But Dane is not your son!
Luke O'Neill: [laughs in disbelief] Who then?
Fee: [whispering] Can't you guess?
Luke O'Neill: [face clouding as it dawns on him that Dane's father is actually Ralph de Bricassart] That BLOODY Priest... I'll kill him!
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Follows The Thorn Birds (1983) See more »

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Comments to AnnieP
7 June 1999 | by (Bridgeton, New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

Just saw your review of the movie and it made me smile. My son Zach played Dane in the movie. The funny part is that Zach is anything BUT a goody-goody; how he was able to turn on the charm when the cameras were rolling is beyond me. The character definitely was a bit too sappy and innocent, but it worked within the framework of the story. My opinion is that Amanda Donohoe was poorly cast as Meggie, which was the mini-series' downfall. You say that the movie is available on video, but I haven't seen it anywhere, nor has Warner Bros. released it to video stores. ( I do, however, have my own copy of it, sent to me by the studio. )

Shooting the film in Australia was a complete blast -- the best experience we've ever had in this business. Thanks for your comments. It's interesting to read reviews about my son's work!


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