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After another teenager disappears from the idyllic suburb of Sunshine Hills, Suzy, the girl-next-door of every boy's dreams, persuades Daniel, a fourteen-year-old with an obsessive crush, to help her uncover the truth. | Add synopsis »
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Deborra-Lee Furness ... Mrs. Thomson

Peta Wilson ... Sherrie

Aaron Jeffery ... Alan

Asher Keddie ... Jennifer

Erik Thomson ... Frank

Sebastian Gregory ... Danny

Tahyna MacManus ... Suzy (as Tahyna Tozzi)

Socratis Otto ... Max
Laura Trevor ... Amanda Howatt
Joe Meldrum ... Boy Playing Cricket
Corey Boutwell ... Boy Playing Cricket
Nat Nilson ... Boy Playing Cricket
Ben Cosh ... Boy Playing Cricket
Harris Goudas ... Boy Playing Cricket
Jess Bosisto ... Girl on Roller Skates
Tori O'Neil ... Girl on Roller Skates
Paige Adey ... Girl on Roller Skates
Sarah Reynolds ... Girl on Roller Skates
Dieter Kosiol ... Man Watering the Garden
Kym Lansell ... Jenni Welles
Jo Nauman ... Teresa Fields

Adam Schmerl ... School Boy

Alex Williamson ... Bully
Henry Harding ... School Boy
Blake Burrell ... School Boy
Oliver Shelgrove ... School Boy
Emma Hills ... School Kid Walking Home
Sarah Warendorf ... School Kid Walking Home
Rory Bird ... School Kid Walking Home
Joel Mackenzie ... Tony
Liam Goodes ... Baby Daniel
Sheree Field ... Friend at the Bar
Mary Tsoubarakis ... Friend at the Bar
Lynda-Maree Gerritsen ... Friend at the Bar (as Linda Marie Gerritsen)
Tereska Hart ... Friend at the Bar
Brooke Rickman ... Waitress
Sarah Stephens ... Barmaid
Michael Phillipou ... Guy at the Bar
Adam Tann ... Couple at the Bar
Cheryl Loveday ... Couple at the Bar
Murray Hamblin ... Bar Crowd
Janina Preganbe ... Bar Crowd
Ainsley Fairhead ... Bar Crowd
Daniel Binks ... Police Officer at the Station
Lynn Walters ... Police Officer at the Station
Rosie Denny ... Street Prostitute
Samantha Knigge ... Street Prostitute
Sasha Branikov ... Street Prostitute
Stacey Littler ... Street Prostitute
Jemma Wheeler ... Street Prostitute

Rebekah Rimington ... Mrs. Howat
Paul Keldoulis ... Mr. Dispina
Hannah Cossutter ... Eldest Dispina Daughter
Lauren Mackay ... Middle Dispina Daughter
Tayla Goddard ... Youngest Dispina Daughter
Lincoln Jeffries ... Couple in Lounge Room
Danielle Candida ... Couple in Lounge Room
Ric Mepsted ... Old Man Watching TV
Kristi-Lee Kalendra ... Naked Woman Ironing
Lisa Benz ... Supermarket Shopper
Gianna Guttilla ... Supermarket Shopper
Jean O'Flaherty ... Supermarket Shopper
James Gardiner ... Supermarket Shopper
Erin Chaplin ... Supermarket Shopper
Louis Jamal ... Supermarket Attendant
Susan Craig ... Clinic Receptionist
Maggie Medlin ... Patient in Waiting Room

Tess O'Flaherty ... Patient in Waiting Room

Ambrae Jamae ... Doctor
Valdis Andersons ... Surgeon
Brendan Dodds ... Anaesthetist
Phillipa Cape ... Nurse #1
Leona Hermann ... Nurse #2
Randy Burns ... Criminal
Tony Avery ... Criminal
Tony Saska ... Criminal
Summa Edwards ... Tortured Woman / Denise Hobson
Chris Martin ... Police Officer #1
Peter Rossi ... Police Officer #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Connelly ... Extra - Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Dean O'Flaherty 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dean O'Flaherty 

Produced by
Kate Butler .... post-production producer
Matt Hearn .... executive producer
Elene Pepper .... co-producer
Kent Smith .... producer
Cinematography by
Kent Smith 
Film Editing by
Marty Pepper 
Dale Roberts 
Casting by
Wizzy Evans 
Production Design by
Robert Webb 
Art Direction by
Tuesday Stone 
Costume Design by
Mariot Kerr 
Makeup Department
Justin Dix .... special effects makeup supervisor
Michelle Morrisson .... makeup artist
Suzie Warhurst-Steele .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marshall Crosby .... first assistant director
Mark Knight .... second assistant director
Marty Pepper .... second unit director
Natasha Phillips .... third assistant director
Art Department
William Dim .... set dresser
Kylie Lawson .... scenic painter
James Mellor .... art department attachment
Obie O'Brien .... standby props
Richard Trayling .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Russell Alexander .... foley recordist
Marco Arlotta .... boom operator
Duncan Campbell .... sound assistant
Vanessa Carr .... sound assistant
Marconi de Morais .... audio mixer
Adrian Medhurst .... foley artist
Adrian Medhurst .... mix assistant
Peter D. Smith .... dialogue editor
Peter D. Smith .... re-recording mixer
Martyn Zub .... re-recording mixer
Martyn Zub .... sound designer: supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording technician
Tony Bannan .... visual effects artist
Jorge Arturo Hernandez Ruiz .... visual fx
Marty Pepper .... colourist
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcus Bosisto .... key grip
Maxx Corkindale .... second assistant camera
Nic Datson .... best boy
Jason Ellson .... director of photography: additional material
David Gregan .... third electrician
Daniel Guerra .... still photographer
Aaron Gully .... camera operator
Russell Marrett .... first assistant camera
Louis Puli .... Steadicam operator
Darcy Sullivan .... grip
Editorial Department
Sam Matthews .... HD transfers
Jenny Wardrop .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kim Green .... music licensing
Bryce Jacobs .... orchestrator
Liam Fox O'Brien .... musician
Other crew
George Adams .... completion guarantor
Jamie Bialkower .... distribution consultant
Roger Brewitt .... completion guarantor
Mark Kraus .... production accountant
Chad Leader .... production accountant
Rohan Bramley .... special thanks

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, sexual material, language and some nudity
Australia:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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This film marks the directorial debut of director Dean O'Flaherty.See more »
Errors in geography: The film is made by an Australian company, and seems based in Australia, but the vehicles used are a mix of right-hand drive (used in Australia, Great Britain, etc.) and left-hand drive (used in U.S., Canada, etc.). When Alan drives Daniel home, it's right-hand drive; when one of the abducted girls gets into the black car, it's right-hand drive; when Sherrie gets up in the morning and goes to the doctor, it's left-hand drive... and yet, she is shown driving on the left-hand side of the road, as they do in Australia.See more »
[first lines]
Suzy:When people visit Sunshine Hills, they comment on the beauty, and the serenity. What they don't talk about, is the real theater resides in our minds. I recall the exact moment that our fear was born. It started when the teenage girls in our neighborhood were being abducted. And number 46 - the *bad* house, with an equally dubious history of rape, and murder - very few tenants.
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The film is set in Australia and shot in Australia but
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An urban legend movie about an urban legend ......, 2 April 2014
Author: zif ofoz from United States

..... told in an urban legend style!

There's the key phrase ... urban legend ... which you hear more than once throughout this movie! This story is just an urban legend. That weird neighborhood with those big odd houses and equally odd residents. How could a policeman own that huge house that Danny lived in? And the neighborhood seemed totally uninvolved with their fellow neighbors. Suzy outside showing herself off and then again inside? There's a couple having sex and nobody closes the curtains on the ground floor of their houses? Then number 46, the house at the end of the road ... the mystery house with the woman forever standing at the window. None of these characters comes across as real. There's just enough reality to them to be believed - just like an urban legend.

Then there is Danny, the withdrawn fourteen year old obsessed with taking photos and with Suzy next door. For a loner young boy he has nerves of steel and no fear of taking the challenges Suzy gives him to earn her attention. Just boil this story down to the opening stories of the missing girls - Danny - Suzy - house 46 - the strange woman inside - the detective magazines - and Max; you have yourself a full blown urban legend.

This is an OK movie with just enough edge to it to keep your interest up and then the powerhouse ending to bring it all into focus! None of it ever really happened.

I think the movie is called 'Beautiful' because director Flaherty was hung up on Sebastian's face - all those closeups of that most innocent wide eyed actor with that halo of black hair!

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