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Boulevard of Broken Dreams (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 13 October 1988 (Australia)
A successful Australian writer discovers he has cancer and returns home to Melbourne to be with his estranged wife and daughter.


Pino Amenta


Frank Howson (screenplay)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Waters ... Tom Garfield
Penelope Stewart Penelope Stewart ... Helen Garfield
Nicki Paull Nicki Paull ... Suzy Daniels
Kim Gyngell ... Ian McKenzie
Andrew McFarlane ... Jonathon Lovel
Ross Thompson Ross Thompson ... Cameron Wright
Jacinta Stapleton ... Jassie Garfield
Kevin Miles Kevin Miles ... Geoff Bormann
William Ten Eyck William Ten Eyck ... Michael Orloff
Helen McDonald Helen McDonald ... Dr. Goldstein
Ian Catchlove Ian Catchlove ... Bookstore Manager
Jeremy Kewley ... Waiter
John Samaha ... Cab Driver
Ian McFadyen Ian McFadyen ... Hotel Clerk
Jon Concannon Jon Concannon ... Bellboy


A successful Australian writer discovers he has cancer and returns home to Melbourne to be with his estranged wife and daughter.

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Release Date:

13 October 1988 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulwar utraconych zludzen See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Boulevard Films See more »
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Debut cinema movie directed by Australian television director Pino Amenta. See more »


I Could Have Been A Hero
Performed by Frank Howson
Produced by Beeb Birtles
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Mediocre attempt at a self discovery film
21 November 2000 | by jjj-12See all my reviews

John Waters gives a reasonable performance as Tom Garfield an Australian playwrite -made good- in the US. Tom is not happy with his life in the states and returns to his home to attempt reconciliation with his estranged wife. Whilst home we see his voyage of self discovery and associated temptations.

The movie had its moments but the once the twist in the plot was revealed it was quite predictable. There could be worse movies to waste a Sunday afternoon on.

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