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After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left, to go with him to the big city. However Meg was deeply sad because of... See full summary »

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Ranald Allan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Johnny
Robert Mammone ... Sam
Danielle Spencer ... Meg
Emily Lumbers Emily Lumbers ... Jenny
Rodney Bell Rodney Bell ... Shorty
Ben Oxenbould ... Heavyfoot
Myles Collins Myles Collins ... Stretch
Marc Aden Gray Marc Aden Gray ... Nort (as Marc Gray)
Megan Connolly Megan Connolly ... Kathleen
John Blair John Blair ... Billy
Rani Lockland Rani Lockland ... Gail
Ajay Rochester Ajay Rochester ... Mandy (as Lea-Ann Towler)
Paul Robertson Paul Robertson ... Birdie
George Whaley George Whaley ... Sid
Jacquy Phillips Jacquy Phillips ... Marion (as Jacqy Phillips)
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After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left, to go with him to the big city. However Meg was deeply sad because of Sam's leaving, that she had started a relation with his best friend Johnny. At the night of Sam's unexpected return, Johhny asks Meg to marry him. Meg is forced to make a choice! That Saturday night, Meg and a desperate and drunk Johhny deceide to escape from their dancing night. The only problem is, that Sam at that same time leaves the village to go to the big city and he pursues them. In this tragical night, two cars are racing on the freeway on their way to the level crossing and a frontal car accident... Written by Edwin van Oorschot <info@edwinvanoorschot.nl>

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A time for dreams... A time for choices... A time that would never come again. See more »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kryžkele See more »

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Dolby SR

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Russell Crowe (Johnny) met Danielle Spencer (Meg) at this film and they are now married See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man: My tongues are tied.
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Soundtracks

My Boyfriend's Back
Written by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer
Performed by the Chantoozies
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Small town life in the 60's.
16 November 2001 | by lizswindenSee all my reviews

Life in the '60s but this time as experienced in a small Australian town in the middle of nowhere. The story isn't new - Sam comes back to the town he left and the girl he left behind,Meg, now seeing his best friend Johnny. But the way it is filmed with unusual shots, great atmosphere and soundtrack and excellent performances all round make it a real treat. Russell plays Johnny who cracks up when he thinks his girlfriend is leaving him, with tragic consequences. You can easily see how this performance put him well on the track to playing Hando, Cort, Bud White and Maximus.


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