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Backsliding (1992)

While in prison, Jack had two momentous experiences: he got religion, and met the woman who would become his wife. He and Alison are devoted to the idea of staying in God's good graces, so ... See full summary »

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Simon Target
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Roth ... Tom Whitton
Jim Holt Jim Holt ... Jack Tyson
Odile Le Clezio Odile Le Clezio ... Alison Tyson
Ross McGregor Ross McGregor ... The Pastor
Michelle Fillery Michelle Fillery ... Jerry
Patrick Duggan Patrick Duggan ... Policeman #1
Jim Morlock Jim Morlock ... Policeman #2
Adrian Shirley Adrian Shirley ... Radio officer #1
Brian Knott Brian Knott ... Radio officer #2
Ernest Ellison Ernest Ellison ... Radio officer #3
Erik Procko Erik Procko ... Boy
Penny McCraith Penny McCraith ... AirTraffic controller
Lee Bioloas Lee Bioloas ... Preacher on tape
John Bonney ... Weather announcer
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While in prison, Jack had two momentous experiences: he got religion, and met the woman who would become his wife. He and Alison are devoted to the idea of staying in God's good graces, so they have moved to a remote power station in central Australia, far from anything. Into this possibly idyllic arrangement comes a rootless young man who the power company has hired on to be the station's handyman. Tensions escalate between the men as their conflicting values rub up against one another. Written by Ørnås

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Three people stranded on a gas pipeline in the middle of Australia , one of them with a past that turns out to be more than a bad dream.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1992 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Feuer der Sühne See more »

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Budget:

AUD2,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Tom Whitton: I don't believe in this born-again shit, lady! You can't just start your life over whenever you want!
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Little seen australian film, with a wannabee exploitation feel to it
7 July 1999 | by jackiebSee all my reviews

This little seen Australian film was one of the first efforts by extraordinary actor , Tim Roth. Whilst the movie itself is cheaply and inexpensively done, (and the plot and script had little or no value,) Tim Roth proves that he can turn even the worst movie around by his performance. The movie itself a 'twisted' story of a married couple living in the middle of nowhere on a gas line range, bring an extra employee into there home, and where they work. Soon the husband, Jack begins to 'Backslide' and the rest, well it sorta takes on a cheap slasher-esque fell to it, although 'backsliding' from christianity is an odd choice for a storyline. Although the high point of the film is Tim Roth, and a goat, trapped in a box. In all this film is a rare treat for Tim Roth fans, and Australian exploitation films.


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