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Tim (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 13 July 1979 (Australia)
A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuse his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mary Horton
... Tim Melville
Alwyn Kurts ... Ron Melville
Pat Evison ... Em Melville
Peter Gwynne ... Tom Ainsley
... Dawnie Melville
David Foster ... Mick Harrington
Michael Caulfield ... John Martinson
Margo Lee ... Mrs. Harrington
James Condon ... Mr. Harrington
Brenda Senders ... Mrs. Parker
Kevin Leslie ... Curly
Allan Penney ... Mr. Thompson
Brian Barrie ... Dr. Perkins
Geoff Usher ... Minister
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Tim is a young man with below average intelligence. He works as a builder's labourer, and is often taken advantage of by his fellow workers and other people. Mary asks Tim to work around her yard for a day. The day stretches into a few weekends, and the two soon become good friends. Some people, however, are suspicious of their friendship which seems to be continually strengthening, accusing Mary of taking advantage of Tim's innocence. Will changing circumstances in Tim's family life change his relationship with Mary? Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Veteran actor Ray Barrett can be seen as an extra walking towards camera as Tim's sister's family exit a taxi when meeting her fiancé's parents. See more »

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The boom and the shadow of the boom operator follow Mary out of her kitchen in the bottom right of the screen at the beginning of the film. See more »

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Tim Melville: [Excitedly] Did ya hear that? I'm going to the beach with Mary!
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A Great Book & Movie
12 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's so good, in fact, that I have my graduate students in Special Education read the book and watch the movie along with other books/movies, e.g. "Charly" 1968, that novel is "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes.


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