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Emoh Ruo (1985) Poster

(1985)

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This film's 'Emoh Ruo' title is the phrase "Our Home" spelled in reverse.
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First theatrical feature film directed by Denny Lawrence.
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First theatrically released feature film as a cinematographer for D.O.P. Andrew Lesnie. Lesnie's first feature (straight to video) was Fantasy Man (1984). Lesnie had also previously worked on short films, documentaries and television series.
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This movie got made when producer David Elfick's other project "Cane" (later filmed as Fields of Fire (1987)) went into turnaround at production house UAA.
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This movie was inspired by Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948). Only about a year after this movie debuted, a new Hollywood version of that film, The Money Pit (1986), was made and released.
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According to the book 'The Avocado Plantation' by David Stratton, "UAA is said to have offered" this movie outside of Australia under the title 'House Broken'.
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First theatrically released feature film for Australian actor Martin Sacks.
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Originally, this movie's writers, Paul Leadon and David Poltorak, wanted to direct this film but producer David Elfick decided they did not have sufficient experience, and instead contracted Denny Lawrence to direct.
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Joy Smithers received top / first billing, Martin Sacks received second billing and Philip Quast received third billing.
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Phonetically, this movie's two-word four-syllable 'Emoh Ruo' title is pronounced as "Eee - Mo - Roo - Oh".
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The production shoot for this picture went for six weeks.
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On the Australian DVD's featurette, producer David Elfick expressed grave concerns about this film's choice of title, 'Emoh Ruo'. Elfick virtually concedes that perhaps another title would have been more beneficial for the public's reaction to this movie and its subsequent box-office.
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The Australian DVD release for this film includes this films' writers' (Paul Leadon and David Poltorak) entertaining short film, Making Weekend of Summer Last (1980) - a mockumentary parody of 1970s Australian movies.
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David Elfick: The film's producer as Margaret York's (Genevieve Mooy) suitor.
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Anna Maria Monticelli: The Australian actress uncredited during the opening sequence.
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