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Return Home (1990)

A man and his wife are partners in a small business, a service station, that is stuggling to survive financially. They are visited by his brother, a divorced middle-aged man, who has taken ... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Argall

Writer:

Ray Argall
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Coard Dennis Coard ... Noel
Frankie J. Holden ... Steve
Ben Mendelsohn ... Gary
Mickey Camilleri Mickey Camilleri ... Judy
Rachel Rains Rachel Rains ... Wendy
Gypsy Lukewood Gypsy Lukewood ... Clare
Ryan Rawlings Ryan Rawlings ... Wally
Paul Nestor Paul Nestor ... Brian
Alan Fletcher ... Barry
Adrian Shirley Adrian Shirley ... Newsagent
Michael Coard Michael Coard ... Paperboy
Michael Evans Michael Evans ... Pieman
John Crouch John Crouch ... Angry customer
Rory Walker Rory Walker ... Hire purchase man
Liz Windsor Liz Windsor ... Mrs. Walker
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Storyline

A man and his wife are partners in a small business, a service station, that is stuggling to survive financially. They are visited by his brother, a divorced middle-aged man, who has taken a break from his stressful career in a big business corporation. Written by Archie Moore <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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When going back is the best way forward See more »

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Drama

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Trivia

Writer-director Ray Argall developed the screenplay for around seven years before the movie was made. See more »

Goofs

Steve, in planning his work, mentions Australia Day and then makes a notation on his calendar in October. Australia Day is in January. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Return Home: Photo Montage (2005) See more »

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Where Do I Go
Written by Lovelock and Steedman
Performed by the Celibate Rifles
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Caught this last night on ABC
7 January 2011 | by westpac-1See all my reviews

Saw the write-up in the guide and decided to record it, Surprised with the great late 80's footage of Adelaide. Magic Mountain, Glenelg, city shots etc. Loved the old cars.

Actually found the service station: Corner Henley Beach Road and Military Road, Adelaide, South Australia. Now a SAFF service station and across the road the video store is now Video Ezy. Looks like the hair salon is now a TV and Video repair shop.

Just love watching these old films that I missed out on when I was growing up and seeing all the old cars, locations and seeing what has happened to them.

The performances are okay, considering the film is a snapshot of 80's Australian life... kids, cars, relationships etc.

Great film!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1990 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

AUD347,000 (estimated)
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