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Credited cast:
Miranda Bien-Lim ...
Nikki
Alison Bramich ...
Talahue
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Connector
Stephen Cummings ...
The Judge
Maria Dafnero ...
Tara Bear
Damir ...
Rooner
Nuala Hafner ...
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Scott Harrison ...
Sparrow
Joey Kennedy ...
Prosecuting Barrister
Travis McMahon ...
Jack
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Delivery Man
Luciano Puopolo ...
Novello
Nathan Dean Ramsay ...
Russell
Anastasia Seis ...
Laura
Mathew Wilkinson ...
Jim
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In the sinful city streets life can be tough on the human heart, and in Laura's world now frequented by junkies, dealers, thugs and cops, she knows, just like the rest of them that losing your head can leave you for dead. A gun-shot reverberates through the city streets intertwining the destinies of all these lost souls;can they outrun it? Or will the truth about love hit them all? Laura is not finding it easy, especially when the nation is transfixed by LAW TV, the televised trial of two cops for viciously beating and shooting Trevor Lyons, a gifted and attractive soccer player; because as it turns out, Jack, her first lover, might just be involved. JIM a snitch paid with heroin is most certainly implicated. But it is RUSSELL, her unexpected new love who triggers the realization of her intense re-occurring dream; and her sexual awakening. Shot of Love; they're all dying to get their hands on it. Written by Anastasia Seis

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13 October 2007 | by (SA) – See all my reviews

Writer/Director J Harkness' labour-of-love since he began the script in 1994 (!), this almost 'DYI', Adelaide-shot drama was made for little cash yet never once looks cheap (kudos to since-late chief DOP Ron Hagen - the movie's dedicated to him). an ambitious plot line (that, at first, ingeniously seems to be about drug addiction - the original title was of course Dope - and then becomes a study of racism) revolves around a major and televised court case involving the police-bashing (and shooting) of an up-and-coming soccer player Trevor Lyons (Bruce Carter), and how it impacts on Laura (top-billed Anastasia Seis in a star making performance). she fears that old boyfriend (and now 'snitch') Jack (Travis McMahon) is involved, and as the Rodney King-like case continues she also commences a relationship with Russell (Nathan Dean Ramsay) - along the way finding love, discovering the meaning of her recurring dreams and setting into motion a surprise, scary and very satisfying last quarter. Proving the old adage about how it's better to see a good idea attempted than a dull one perfected, Harkness' vision here sometimes doesn't quite have the financial backing to bring it properly into focus - and yet Shot of Love still offers brave performances (by not-quite-unknowns all set to go places), fearless themes, considerable wit and some memorable eroticism. One of the best films made in SA in the last 10 years - with a bullet! Maddog


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