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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Colleen McCullough (novel)
David Stevens (written by)
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Release Date:
11 February 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A love reignited. A faith renewed.
Plot:
Actually taking place in the middle of the original Thorn Birds miniseries, which chronicled the love affair of Meggie Cleary and Fr... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Richard Chamberlain ... Ralph de Bricassart

Amanda Donohoe ... Meggie Cleary O'Neill
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bertram ... Harry Gough

Julia Blake ... Fee Cleary

Olivia Burnette ... Justine O'Neill

Michael Caton ... Bill Masters

James Costas ... Italian officer (as Jimmy Costas)
Rob Doran ... Blackshirt #2
Zach English ... Dane O'Neill
Peter Ford ... The Warder
Christopher Gabardi ... Father Angelo
Adam Grossetti ... Tony Masters

Jonathan Hardy ... Father Emilio
John Heywood ... Doctor
Phillip Hinton ... Levi

Enrico Mammarella ... Blackshirt #1
Marijke Mann ... Mrs. Smith
Ingrid Mason ... The Mother
Angelo Montano ... Priest

Maximilian Schell ... Cardinal Vittorio
Todd Schulberg ... Samuel

Robert Taylor ... Jack Cleary

Jack Thompson ... The Judge
Simon Westaway ... Luke O'Neill

Directed by
Kevin James Dobson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Colleen McCullough (novel "The Thorn Birds")

David Stevens (written by)

Produced by
Jeffrey M. Hayes .... executive producer
Darryl Sheen .... producer
David Stevens .... co-producer
David L. Wolper .... executive producer
Mark Wolper .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Garry McDonald 
Laurie Stone  (as Lawrence Stone)
 
Cinematography by
Ross Berryman 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Butler 
Philip Reid 
 
Casting by
Jay Binder 
Irene Mariano 
Lynn Ruthven  (as Lynne Ruthven)
 
Production Design by
Stewart Burnside 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Rumpf 
 
Set Decoration by
Suza Maybury 
Rolland Pike 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Turnbull 
 
Makeup Department
Maree McDonald .... makeup: and hairdresser
Karla O'Keefe .... makeup & hair supervisor
Debra Stehlik .... makeup: and hairdresser
 
Production Management
Brendon 'Moose' Boyd .... unit manager
Julie Forster .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brett Popplewell .... first assistant director
Wade Savage .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bob Booker .... propman
Andrew Gardiner .... construction manager
Karyn-Lee 'Lilly' Miyoshi .... props set dresser
Ray Pedler .... scenic artist
Rolland Pike .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Julius Chan .... dialogue editor
Paul Clark .... sound mixer
Tim Jordan .... effects editor
Gerard Long .... foley recordist
Ian McLoughlin .... sound re-recording mixer
Gavin Myers .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Mont Fieguth .... special effects (as Monty Fieguth)
Matt Sloan .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
James Rogers .... digital compositor
Peter Webb .... digital compositor
Derek Wentworth .... digital matte painter
Rowena Zande .... cgi production manager
 
Stunts
Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator
Sue Baldwin .... stunts
Haydn Dalton .... stunts
Mike Kent .... stunts
Glenn Suter .... stunts
Darryl Young .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Binnie .... second assistant camera
Brian J. Breheny .... second unit director of photography
Greg Casey .... assistant electrician
David Elmes .... first assistant camera
Mike Kelly .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Kelly .... first assistant camera
Daryl Pearson .... best boy
David Shaw .... key grip
Greg Tidman .... rigging grip
Dick Tummel .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Barton .... standby wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Julie Sommerfeldt .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Robin Gray .... music score mixer
Robin Gray .... scoring mixer
Henry Mancini .... based on music by
 
Other crew
Jennifer Cornwell .... production coordinator
Wade Krawczyk .... assistant armourer
James Legge .... location manager
Kathryn Metcalfe .... production assistant
Yuell Newsome .... stock librarian
Jenny Quigley .... script supervisor
Rebecca Thornell .... clearance
 

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USA:178 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Ralph:[after successfully beating up Luke O'Neill] Dane is mine!See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows "The Thorn Birds" (1983)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
a wonderful t.v series, 17 October 2013
Author: Megan Yang Portuga from Phippines

I have seen the movie in 2002, to me... It was a beautiful movie, one among the excellent movies that has ever been produced. The characters projected their roles naturally,the story and locations that has been chosen to use for scene are perfect the movie itself was so unforgettable. It breaks my heart when it came to the part that Dane told her mom that he wanted to enter priesthood and that he will be away from her, did not realized that he is actually going with his father and following his footsteps, also the scene when Megie getting married the same time that father Ralf took a bow to become a cardinal ( his passion )also to the part when Dane drown and died for saving the two ladies from being drowned , and that he supposed to go home to his mom for Christmas, but what went home was a cold dead body of megie's boy. Another heart breaking part was, Dane died without even knowing that father Ralf was his real father. Such a beautiful story.

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