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Struck by Lightning (1990)

This little comedy is set in a small factory come halfway home, employing only handicapped people. Ollie Rennie is the boss and sometime minder of all his workers. He employees Pat ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerzy Domaradzki

Writer:

Trevor Farrant
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garry McDonald Garry McDonald ... Ollie Rennie
Brian Vriends ... Pat Cannizzaro
Catherine McClements Catherine McClements ... Jill McHugh
Henry Salter Henry Salter ... Noel
Denis Moore Denis Moore ... Foster
Briony Williams ... Gail
Syd Brisbane Syd Brisbane ... Spencer
Brian M. Logan Brian M. Logan ... Kevin
Peter Douglas Peter Douglas ... Colin
Jocelyn Betheras Jocelyn Betheras ... Jody
Marcella Russo Marcella Russo ... Connie
Dick Tomkins Dick Tomkins ... Donald
Roger Haddad Roger Haddad ... Peter
Maria Donato Maria Donato ... Mama
Vittorio Andreavecchio Vittorio Andreavecchio ... Pa
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Storyline

This little comedy is set in a small factory come halfway home, employing only handicapped people. Ollie Rennie is the boss and sometime minder of all his workers. He employees Pat Cannizzaro to help get all his workers into some sort of sport, and Pat just happens to be a soccer teacher. He forms a team and tries to take them all the way, with some funny results. Written by Graham Wilson Jr <diex@suburbia.net>

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A film about changing peoples lives. Maybe yours. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

Australia | Poland

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1990 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Saltmarsh See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Garry McDonald won the Best Actor Award from the Critics' Circle of Australia for his performance as Ollie Rennie in this film. See more »

Quotes

Pat Cannizzaro: [after Jody says that she loves him] I think I'm engaged!
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Connections

References The Lost Weekend (1945) See more »

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really sweet movie
30 June 2006 | by ange53See all my reviews

I caught this movie today at midday when I was just lazing around on my day off. Middday movies can sometimes be such a nice surprise and this one definitely was! It's got it all drama, laughs, happiness and sadness. It touches on so many issues to do with the handicapped community which many "normal" people wouldn't understand (such as falling in love). It has a really interesting plot also, you watch as the two main characters (who are hilarious) battle to save the workshop which has become a sanctuary to the handicapped people who spend time there. All the characters are really like likable and it is hard to not really hope everything works out for them. I think it's really sad that more people won't get the chance to watch this gem (you would have trouble probably finding this at your local DVD store believe me.) I watched it all the way through and I'm really happy that I did.


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