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The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (1996)

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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Die Dornenvögel - Die verlorenen Jahre  »

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The Missing Years is regarded as a 'midquel' as the events of the story covers 19 unaccounted years between Dane's birth and Ralph's return to Australia in the original 1983 miniseries. See more »

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Ralph: Does God want me for my ability or Mary Carson's money?
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Follows The Thorn Birds (1983) See more »

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Just awful
27 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was utterly disappointed by this movie. I have recently bought both series on DVD as I had seen the first one in the past and liked it very much. While the first mini-series was fantastic, the second one was just awful. I could only watch half of it because it seemed to have little in common with the original "Thorn Birds"; it simply lacks the romance and the characters do not possess the emotional depth of the first series. Fee Cleary, the tough, quiet woman we all knew from the first series, couldn't stop talking in this one. Also, the dialogues are pathetic, it almost seems like a parody of the first mini-series. Absolutely disappointed!


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