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Flirting (1991)

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Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.

Director:

John Duigan

Writer:

John Duigan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Taylor ... Danny Embling
Thandie Newton ... Thandiwe Adjewa
Nicole Kidman ... Nicola
Bartholomew Rose Bartholomew Rose ... 'Gilby' Fryer
Felix Nobis Felix Nobis ... Jock Blair
Josh Picker Josh Picker ... 'Backa' Bourke
Kiri Paramore ... 'Slag' Green
Marc Aden Gray ... Christopher Laidlaw (as Marc Gray)
Gregg Palmer Gregg Palmer ... Colin Proudfoot
Joshua Marshall Joshua Marshall ... 'Cheddar' Fedderson
David Wieland David Wieland ... 'Possum' Piper
Craig Black Craig Black ... 'Pup' Pierdon
Les Hill ... Greg Gilmore (as Leslie Hill)
Jeff Truman ... Mr. Morris Cutts
Marshall Napier ... Mr. Rupert Elloitt
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Storyline

Danny has been sent to boarding school, in this sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Against a backdrop of bullying and sadistic teachers Danny strikes up an affair with an African girl, Thandiwe, studying at a nearby girl's school. Their affair blossoms while everyone tries to stop it. Nicole Kidman also appears as a sexually repressed senior at Thandiwe's school. Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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Here's to risks

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for scenes of teen sexuality | See all certifications »

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Film debut of Thandie Newton. NOTE: She co-starred here with Nicole Kidman; she later co-starred with Kidman's ex, Tom Cruise, in Mission: Impossible II (2000). See more »

Quotes

Nicola Radcliffe: So what did you actually do together?
Thandiwe Adjewa: I beg your pardon?
Nicola Radcliffe: No, it's all right. You don't have to tell me. I think... if I liked somebody enough... I'd want to...
Thandiwe Adjewa: Have you ever?
Nicola Radcliffe: Of course not.
Thandiwe Adjewa: Almost?
Nicola Radcliffe: Well... Do you remember the young guy who was fixing the bell tower? I used to take him a cup of tea each morning before assembly. I rather liked him even though he never said anything much. I used to... close my eyes... and sit on a chair... and let him touch me all over... as long as he promised not to ...
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Follows The Year My Voice Broke (1987) See more »

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Tutti Frutti
Written by Little Richard (as Penniman) / Dorothy La Bostrie (as La Bostrie) / Joe Lubin (as Lubin)
(ATV Music/EMI Music Publishing)
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Fresh, simple, beautiful -- I felt young again !
26 March 2003 | by cool_libraSee all my reviews

This film is delightful. And speaking as a man who's recently turned 40, I find myself oftentimes wishing that I could be 18 again -- knowing what I know right now.

My heart was with the actors Noah Taylor & Thandie Newton. I totally felt their young love. It really was as if I was 18 again.

It's worth mentioning that Thandie was only 18 when this film was shot in 1990; and her co-star Nicole Kidman wasn't much older than that either. My head spins because it seems like it was only yesterday that it was 1990.

Cast your seasons to the wind, appreciate the then and now, and slowly take in every moment of this lovely film.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flirting See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,125, 8 November 1992

Gross USA:

$2,415,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,415,396
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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