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Freedom (1982)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 February 1985 (USA)
Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.

Director:

Scott Hicks

Writer:

Josephine Emery (as John Emery)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Blake Jon Blake ... Ron
Candy Raymond Candy Raymond ... Annie
Jad Capelja Jad Capelja ... Sally
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Cassidy
Max Cullen ... Factory clerk
Chris Haywood ... Phil
Reg Lye ... Old farmer
John Clayton John Clayton ... CES officer
Greg Rowe Greg Rowe ... Bowser Boy
Rob Steele Rob Steele ... Salesman
Tony Blackett Tony Blackett ... Salesman
Paul Sonkkila Paul Sonkkila ... CES offficer
Kati Edwards Kati Edwards ... Ron's mother
Louise Le Nay Louise Le Nay ... Margie
Stuart McCreery Stuart McCreery ... Worker
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Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freedom! See more »

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Mono

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Color
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The film's opening title card reads: "South Australian Film Corporation and Endeavour Communications Corporation Limited present". See more »

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Referenced in Pacific Banana Unpeeled (2004) See more »

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Written by Don Walker
Performed by Michael Hutchence
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A visually well made tale of a boys dreams of Porsche 911
10 April 2004 | by mnorthco-1See all my reviews

One of Scott Hicks early works is well done and shows the early Australian film industries skill at making a classy movie for a small budget.

This tale of a young man fighting all to reach his dreams of a Porsche 911, selling price today $32000!, is realistic at times then successfully changes to the surreal. It appears at times like a European car advertisement, which may have been the intention of Hicks.

I remember watching this movie again and again when young. I like seeing the scenery of Adelaide in a professional looking movie and I also identified with the main character.

I can't really say that those new to this movie will like it as much as me, as my enjoyment of it is tied to my nostalgia for the time, but it is definitely worth a look and most will enjoy the experience.


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