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Rebel (1985)

This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Jenkins

Writers:

Bob Herbert (play), Michael Jenkins | 1 more credit »
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4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Rebel
Debra Byrne ... Kathy McLeod
Bryan Brown ... Tiger
Bill Hunter ... Browning
Ray Barrett ... Bubbles
Julie Nihill ... Joycie
John O'May John O'May ... Benie
Kim Deacon Kim Deacon ... Hazel
Isabelle Anderson Isabelle Anderson ... Mrs. Palmer
Sheree Zellner ... Barbara (as Sheree da Costa)
Joy Smithers ... Mary, All Girl Band
Cassandra Delaney ... All Girl Band
Antoinette Byron Antoinette Byron ... All Girl Band
Nicky Crayson Nicky Crayson ... All Girl Band
Nikki Coghill ... All Girl Band
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Storyline

This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from Australia. He becomes infatuated with a local singer, Kathy and pursues her. Kathy is married and initially is not interested in him, but later begins to love Rebel. Kathy receives a letter advising her that her husband was killed in battle. The local police and the U.S. Military are searching for Rebel as an AWOL soldier. Rebel arranges to escape Austalia by a cargo ship, but eventually allows himself to be arrested in order to keep the local police from arresting Kathy for harboring him. Written by Steve Jordan <jordan@warwick.net>

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Plot Keywords:

awol | australia | singer | love | marine | See All (53) »

Taglines:

The war made him a man. Her love made him a hero. [USA Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebel and the Loner See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The camera techniques of this movie utilizes a lot of long lenses, long tracking shots, fast film, out-of-focus shots, backlighting, Louma crane shots, and steadicam whilst production design is garnered with a large use of variations of the colour red as a thematic motif. Production Designer Brian Thomson once said of this: "We chose the colour red for what it is: it's passion, anger . . . The interesting thing is Bob Herbert's stage directions for the play actually say that it takes place at 'the red end of the experiential spectrum'." See more »

Connections

Referenced in GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Heroes
Written by Peter Best (uncredited)
Performed by Debra Byrne (as Debbie Byrne)
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Not just a Turkey but a Hen Turkey!!
30 April 1999 | by yenloSee all my reviews

Is Hell a real place? I don't know but if it's anything like sitting and watching this movie I know I don't want to go there. I experienced just that in a theatre in San Diego with this picture. This film is just plain BAD!!!


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