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Under the Lighthouse Dancing (1997)

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The story of 6 friends who journey to an island off the coast of Australia for the weekend. Two of them (Emma and Harry) announce that they intend to get married, but have made no plans, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Harry
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Emma
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Louise
Phillip Holder ...
Garth (as Philip Holder)
Zoe Bertram ...
Juliet
Aden Gillett ...
David
Michael Loney ...
Father Flynn
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Jo Bolton ...
Acrobat
Suzi Cole ...
Enigmatic Woman
Frederique Fouche ...
Acrobat
Andrew Hale ...
Helpful Resident
Ingle Knight ...
The Rector
Natalie Saleeba ...
Acrobat
Liz Spencer ...
Rector's Wife
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The story of 6 friends who journey to an island off the coast of Australia for the weekend. Two of them (Emma and Harry) announce that they intend to get married, but have made no plans, nor do they have a proper license. Emma also announces that she is very ill, and all she wants is a wedding. The other four friends then try to find a way to make it all happen... Written by Bijou <Bijou@AppliedIS.com>

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Hennes sista önskan  »

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The filming location for Under the Lighthouse Dancing is Rottnest Island, a popular holiday island 30kms off the Perth coast and is famous for its quokkas. The beach house was constructed especially for the movie, as accommodation is limited to commercial establishments only. Cars are also kept to a minimum on the island and there are no private vehicles allowed. See more »

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Angels
Written by T. Kimmel/J. Kimball
Night Rainbow Music Inc/Morrissette Music Inc/
EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Performed by John Farnham
Courtesy of BMG Australia Limited
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A love story...about being human with one another.
29 September 2002 | by (Austin, TX, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is set on an island off of the west coast of Australia. The cinematography is beautiful. It portrays the love relationship between two of the main characters, one of whom is ill, and how this is revealed to the other characters. The illness and the desire of the couple to marry are the factors which underly the entire plot of the movie. Anyone being part of a circle of friends such as those depicted in this movie should appreciate how very fortunate they are. The story illustrates different relationships between different individuals and the manner is which they are impacted by the sort of situations that everyone will experience at some point in their life. The spiritual ending of the movie is a wonderful resolution to the moments and the energy that flows throughout this movie. A wonderful ensemble of actors.


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