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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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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Acrobat
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Enigmatic Woman
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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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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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Inspiring
4 December 1998 | by (Jonesboro, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a most enjoyable and inspiring movie. It makes you almost feel the wind in your hair and you find yourself longing to go to this island. We should all be so lucky to have friends who are willing to go that extra mile to make things happen. I was a bit surprised that a few others had commented on this movie saying it was boring, about nothing and a dud. I felt sorry that they missed the whole point of the film. It's a testament and celebration of true love and enduring friendships. I highly recommend it and can watch it again and again.


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