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Celia (1989)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | December 1989 (USA)
An imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia.

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Ann Turner

Writer:

Ann Turner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Smart Rebecca Smart ... Celia Carmichael
Nicholas Eadie ... Ray Carmichael
Victoria Longley Victoria Longley ... Alice Tanner
Mary-Anne Fahey Mary-Anne Fahey ... Pat Carmichael
Margaret Ricketts Margaret Ricketts ... Grandmother
Alexander Hutchinson Alexander Hutchinson ... Steve Tanner
Adrian Mitchell Adrian Mitchell ... Karl Tanner
Callie Gray Callie Gray ... Meryl Tanner
Martin Sharman Martin Sharman ... Evan Tanner
Clair Couttie Clair Couttie ... Heather Goldman
Alex Menglet ... Mr. Goldman
Amelia Frid Amelia Frid ... Stephanie Burke
William Zappa William Zappa ... Inspector John Burke
Feon Keane Feon Keane ... Soapy Burke
Louise Le Nay Louise Le Nay ... Debbie Burke
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An imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia.

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A tale of innocence corrupted. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Goofs

Celia's parents are having a barbecue. Celia gets her father a glass of beer. She moves with the glass to the table and waits at the other end. When cousin Stephanie comes, the beer glass has magically moved from Celia's hand to her fathers. See more »

Connections

Features King of the Zombies (1941) See more »

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Growing up in Australia in the 50's
16 August 1998 | by jpjensenSee all my reviews

Celia is a 9 year old girl with a lot of imagination. She lives with her family in South Australia in the fifties. She has a strong will, lots of charm and wit. Her family are communists, which makes them kind of outcasts in the society, and Celia has to fight mobbing schoolmates as well as discriminating teachers. She manages to do that very well. All this gives a rather frank and funny description of childhood problems, and Rebecca Smart plays her part extremely well. But Celia is not just a charming kid - when she hates, she really hates. And when she fantasizes about mysterious evil animals, she can't quite distinguish fantasy from reality. Which might seem rather normal, but Celia lives in a house, where a loaded gun is available... This movie is very entertaining, giving a varied picture of growing-up - and one can really feel the emotions and confusions, which is a part of being nine years old. At times the film becomes perhaps a bit too confusing - it can be quite difficult to follow the girls vivid imagination. But I'll guess, you have the same problem in the real world...


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Celia: Child of Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Seon Film Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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