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High Tide (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama | 30 July 1987 (Australia)
Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour in a small town and finds her daughter in a mobile home park.

Director:

Gillian Armstrong

Writer:

Laura Jones (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Davis ... Lilli
Jan Adele Jan Adele ... Bet
Claudia Karvan ... Ally
Colin Friels ... Mick
John Clayton John Clayton ... Col
Frankie J. Holden Frankie J. Holden ... Lester
Toni Scanlan Toni Scanlan ... Mary (as Toni Scanlon)
Monica Trapaga Monica Trapaga ... Tracey
Barry Rugless Barry Rugless ... Club Manager
'Cowboy' Bob Purtell 'Cowboy' Bob Purtell ... Joe
Mark Hembrow ... Mechanic
Emily Stocker Emily Stocker ... Michelle
Marc Aden Gray Marc Aden Gray ... Jason (as Marc Gray)
Jan Boreham Jan Boreham ... Mona
May Howlett May Howlett ... Mick's Mum
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Storyline

Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour in a small town and finds her daughter in a mobile home park. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

When your past catches up with you, you either face it or keep running.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1987 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dagály See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$138,288
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hemdale, FGH, SJL See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Colin Friels and Judy Davis, husband and wife in real life, portrayed characters who were both originally written in the opposite genders of their own. See more »


Soundtracks

The Lawdy Mama
Performed by The Harry Rose Singers
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I liked it.
22 June 2000 | by BUDDY-19See all my reviews

Yeah, it's a chick flick and it moves kinda slow, but it's actually pretty good - and I consider myself a manly man. You gotta love Judy Davis, no matter what she's in, and the girl who plays her daughter gives a natural, convincing performance.

The scenery of the small, coastal summer spot is beautiful and plays well with the major theme of the movie. The unknown (at least unknown to me) actors and actresses lend a realism to the movie that draws you in and keeps your attention. Overall, I give it an 8/10. Go see it.


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