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I Live with Me Dad (1985)

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Director:

Paul Moloney

Writers:

Peter Pinney (screenplay), Derry Moran (short story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Hehir Peter Hehir ... Sid McCall
Haydon Samuels Haydon Samuels ... Christopher McCall
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller ... Joe Kazzirak
Rebecca Gibney ... Jill Harkness
Robyn Gibbes Robyn Gibbes ... Della
Esben Storm Esben Storm ... Blindman
Anthony Hawkins Anthony Hawkins ... Major Briggs (as Tony Hawkins)
Val Lehman ... Marge
Edward Hepple Edward Hepple ... Sam
Murray Fahey Murray Fahey ... Tom
Anne Phelan Anne Phelan ... Mrs. Jones
Nell Johnson Nell Johnson ... Claudette
Tommy Dysart Tommy Dysart ... Griffin
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... Sergeant
Nigel Bradshaw Nigel Bradshaw ... Mr. Ross
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Little Decisions
Written and Performed by Paul Kelly
From Paul Kelly's POST Album
available on the Mushroom Label
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Thought-provoking social drama - a real little "sleeper"
8 November 2001 | by uds3See all my reviews

Billed as a comedy, there is so much more to this film! Peter Hehir plays full-time loser Sid McCall, professional vagrant and alcoholic on the skids. Haydon Samuels is his young son Christopher who lives with him. At the insistence of those who seek to help, child welfare workers are called-in to retrieve the lad from what authorities classify as "inappropriate living conditions." Someone seems to have overlooked the fact that Christopher does not consider his plight as distressing however and with each visit to the home, all the social workers can get in the way of co-operation, is Christopher's stock-standard reply to their questions..."I live with me dad!"

What makes this such outstanding drama (whether you consider it a comedy or not) is the terrific acting. Working from a great script by Peter Finney, the actors give it their all. This is top stuff any way you look at it.

Trivia buffs might be interested to note the cameo appearance by Aussie film director Esben Storm as the blind man!


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