A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Flange (as Alex O'Lachlan)
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Mumbles
Diana Glenn ...
Pearl
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Brownie
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Trish
Claudia Harrison ...
Nikki Flange
Alan Cinis ...
Slug
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Skippy
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Heath
Gary Henderson ...
Oyster Farmer Barry
Bill Wisely ...
Old Man Peterson
Brian Howarth ...
Barney
Ian Johnson ...
Oyster Farmer #1
Peter Johnson ...
Oyster Farmer #2
Lloyd Spencer ...
Oyster Farmer #3
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Storyline

Jack Flange leaves the big city for a respite in Australia's Hawkesbury River region, where generations of oyster fishermen (and maybe one woman) have made a living, built histories, and piled up grievances. Jack finds a small-town mentality, with pluses and minuses. There's also a recent burglary and lots of missing cash. Jack gets a job oystering; his boss is separated from a woman of invention, Jack's attracted to a chambermaid turned letter carrier, and there are plenty of mine fields for a city boy to step through. Jack also has a sister, who's ill, to worry about. It's a river journey of self discovery. Is he passing through, or has he found home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Risk is an aphrodisiac.

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30 June 2005 (Australia)  »

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$109,603 (Australia) (5 August 2005)
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Brownie: [of Jack's new love interest] She'll ruin you, mate. She's high maintenance.
Jack Flange: How's that?
Brownie: See those boots she's got on?
Jack Flange: Yeah.
Brownie: Cost over a thousand bucks.
Jack Flange: Bullshit.
Brownie: No, her mom told me. *Designer*, apparently.
Jack Flange: How d'you reckon she pays for them?
Brownie: [gives him a long look] Hairy checkbook, mate.
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The best movie to come out of Australia in years, perhaps ever.
31 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie over the weekend in New York at the Quad Cinema.

One if the best movies to come out of Australia, period. I highly recommend seeing this film. Visually stunning, without being overwhelming, or detracting from the storyline. With the gorgeous Hawkesbury River as her backdrop, Reeves weaves characters vividly to life with the pithy little concerns and subtleties that are so crucial in a movie so delicate. The script is tight and beautifully executed. Compared to other feature directorial debuts this is an incredible piece. As a stand alone work, I think this movie will be looked back on as the beginning of an Australian legacy. Bravo. I hope to see much more from this very talented director.


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