Mary Linden works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are ... See full summary »
Murray Whelan, a young political adviser to the Labor Minister for Ethnic Affairs, must play detective when he gets unwillingly dragged into a murder investigation. Based on a popular Australian series of detective books.
New York detective Mike Santini is enjoying a holiday with his family when he spots Eddie Meyers, a fugitive from justice who might be the key witness in a high profile case involving money... See full summary »
UK black ops agent is sent to Argentina to find a kidnapped special ops analyst and take out the terrorists who took him. When a pretty girl who may somehow be involved catches his eye things get very complicated fast.
Fresh out of prison, all Ray wants is to get back with Lacy, but she's in a stable relationship now with Elliott, a pacifist, and wants nothing to do with him. When she's kidnapped by Ray's... See full summary »
Nina Eberlin comes home to visit her now-divorced parents and while looking through a collection of pictures taken by her father and herself, she reflects on how the pictures illustrate the... See full summary »
This film tells the true story of the sinking of the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior (commanded by Jon Voight), in Auckland Harbor in 1984, and the subsequent investigation by the New ... See full summary »
One more thing, the army grants 24 hours marital leave. Not in this case. Trooper Thomas will return to the barracks after the ceremony.
But it's their wedding night; it's uncivilized, forbided.
It was her husband's wish. he said Meg should know she's the wrong sister
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This adaptation of Bryce Courtenay's "Jessica" is definitely not in the same league as the book, yet it's certainly enjoyable. A lot has been changed from the book, probably because of time constrictions, and although lovers of the book will be annoyed by this, the cuts leave no obvious plot holes or lack of characterisation. Leanna Walsman plays the titular character, yet unfortunately she doesn't quite seem to rise to the challenge. She's fine for this mini series, but she'll never be Jessica. We have two strong supporting male performances from John Howard and Sam Neill as well as two almost-as-strong supporting females playing Jessica's mother and sister. Wil Traval was great in his disappointingly small role as a mentally disabled man, and Natasha Wanganeen was plain excellent as Mary Simpson, an Aboriginal woman who becomes friends with Jessica and whose children are taken away from her. Even more amazing is the fact that this actress very young at the time of filming and had no children of her own. The beautiful Australian country side is featured prominently and all the period sets and costumes come across very nicely. I will recommend this mini series, even though I know a lot of people won't like it. It's an individual thing.
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