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A Place to Call Home (1987)

Sam Gavin decides to relocate his family from Houston, Texas to a sheep station in Australia to protect his eleven children from the "destructive influences" of modern American society. ... See full summary »

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Russ Mayberry

Writers:

Carol Sobieski (screenplay), Carol Sobieski (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Lavin ... Liz Gavin
Lane Smith ... Sam
Lori Loughlin ... Jenny Gavin
Robert MacNaughton ... Michael
Paul Cronin ... Bob Jakes
Maggie Fitzgibbon Maggie Fitzgibbon ... Alva
Skye Bassett Skye Bassett ... Sharon
Patricia Patts Patricia Patts ... Sarah Gavin
Richard Alzaga Richard Alzaga ... Matt Gavin
Philip Amelio Philip Amelio ... Patrick Gavin (as Philip J. Amelio II)
Bessie Anne Collins Bessie Anne Collins ... Bridget Gavin
Kenny Harrison Jr. Kenny Harrison Jr. ... Owen Gavin
Michael Bird Michael Bird ... John Gavin
Tamsin West ... Jane Gavin
Fiona Walshe Fiona Walshe ... Jean Gavin
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Sam Gavin decides to relocate his family from Houston, Texas to a sheep station in Australia to protect his eleven children from the "destructive influences" of modern American society. Because of business obligations, he fails to join them and, more or less, abandons his wife, Liz, to the hardships of her new surroundings. Mother and children are determined to make a go of it. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En busca de un hogar See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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She swings a dying lamb over head!
25 April 2003 | by carrowsboySee all my reviews

saw this earlier & could not stop laughing! Linda Lavin swings a sheep over head and lets go of it! It nearly flies into the barn wall but her ugly son catches it mid-air. What a hoot!

Overall it is a pretty good TV movie. Lavin gives good accent but the children are annoying. I'd tend to think she'd be a little wider in the hips after delivering ELEVEN kids. Yikes!


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