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The Last Frontier (1986)

A single mother from LA marries an Australian cattle rancher following a whirlwind courtship. He returns to Australia ahead of her and her two children, and dies before they arrive. His ... See full summary »

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Simon Wincer

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Michael Laurence, Michael Laurence (from an original story by) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Linda Evans ... Kate Hannon
Jack Thompson ... Nick Stenning
Jason Robards ... Ed Stenning
Judy Morris ... Meg Stenning
Tony Bonner ... Tom Hannon
Meredith Salenger ... Tina Adamson
Peter Billingsley ... Marty Adamson
Toni Lamond Toni Lamond ... Auntie Dier
John Ewart ... Henry Dingwell
Beth Buchanan Beth Buchanan ... Zoe Hannon
Asher Keddie ... Emma Hannon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Les Dayman ... Bowman
Lois Foraker Lois Foraker ... Mary
Peter Ford Peter Ford ... Phil
Stephen H. Lewis Stephen H. Lewis ... Crew Member
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A single mother from LA marries an Australian cattle rancher following a whirlwind courtship. He returns to Australia ahead of her and her two children, and dies before they arrive. His widow is left with a debt-ridden ranch during one of the worst droughts in Australian history. In addition, she has land-grabbing neighbors to contend with. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy <lumberjack@leaco.net>

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An American woman's courageous struggle to carve out a new life for herself and her family amid the harsh splendour of Australia's Great Outback [DVD Australia] See more »

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Actors John Ewart and Tony Bonner later both appeared in 'Hurricane Smith' (1992) and had both previously appeared in two 1978 episodes of the soap series 'Cop Shop' (1977-1984). See more »

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Referenced in Back Roads: Flinders Ranges, South Australia (2019) See more »

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2 August 2006 | by drykert2See all my reviews

I found this movie well done and quite enjoyable. I have always had a strong attraction to the Australians and some of the brutal condition's they must overcome to survive. Linda Evans was commendable in her portrayal of a single parent in a new country trying to make a go of it. The camel racing was a nice touch that I have never seen before. I highly recommend the movie, one that the whole family with all age children can watch. I felt it was a accurate depiction of some of the struggles people, especially ranchers, work to overcome. If it is ever released on DVD or shown on TV again I would be first in line to get it. My VHS copy is showing its age.. Maybe my newer better digital viewing habits have more to do with that though..lol...


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Language:

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Release Date:

5 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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AUD12,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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