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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Billingsley ... Marty Adamson
Tony Bonner ... Tom Hannon
Beth Buchanan Beth Buchanan ... Zoe Hannon
Les Dayman
Linda Evans ... Kate Hannon
John Ewart ... Henry Dingwell
Lois Foraker Lois Foraker ... Mary
Peter Ford Peter Ford ... Phil
Asher Keddie ... Emma Hannon
Toni Lamond Toni Lamond ... Auntie Dier
Stephen H. Lewis Stephen H. Lewis ... Crew Member
Micole Mercurio ... Judy
Judy Morris ... Meg Stenning
David Ravenswood David Ravenswood ... Austin
Jason Robards ... Ed Stenning
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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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One woman's struggle to protect her children, her land and her life. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Australia | New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La última frontera See more »

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Budget:

AUD12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Is This Available On DVD?
13 August 2007 | by lhc1943See all my reviews

I have seen this excellent movie a couple of times and could watch it again and again without tiring of it. I have visited some of the places where the parts of the movie were filmed around Quorn and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia and that makes it so much more interesting trying to recognize places that are sometimes dressed for the set. I was brought up and am still in country Australia where we know all about droughts, fires and floods first hand so I found it all quite realistic. I would dearly love to find this absolutely marvelous movie on DVD so I can watch it as many times as I like and when I like. Jack Thompson is one of my all time favorite actors and Linda Evans is great too. I am pleased to see favorable comments from overseas viewers. Now they know we have more than kangaroos bounding about the country, although the kangaroos in these drought times prove a danger on the roads as they search for food. I await the day someone tells me I can now find this unforgettable movie on DVD.


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