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Stan and George's New Life (1991)

A gentle tale of two loners finding mid-life love at the weather bureau, Stan and George's New Life is an unconventional Aussie comedy with a sunny outlook.

Director:

Brian McKenzie

Writers:

Brian McKenzie (original screenplay), Deb Cox (original screenplay) (as Deborah Cox)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Chubb ... Stanley Harris
Julie Forsyth Julie Forsyth ... George
John Bluthal ... Stan Senior
Margaret Ford Margaret Ford ... Sheila Harris
Roy Baldwin Roy Baldwin ... Thomas Stearns
Bruce Alexander ... Geoffrey
Beverley Gardiner Beverley Gardiner ... Receptionist
Shapoor Batliwalla Shapoor Batliwalla ... Grey Unit #1
Burt Cooper Burt Cooper ... Grey Unit #2
Kenneth MacLeod Kenneth MacLeod ... Grey Unit #3
Dalibor Satalic Dalibor Satalic ... Horrie
Tibor Gyapjas Tibor Gyapjas ... Wayne
Janne Coughlin Janne Coughlin ... Tea lady
John Murphy John Murphy ... Maintenance Man
Iris Shand Iris Shand ... Roma
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Storyline

Stan is a 40 year old bachelor living with his parents and running his father's modest suburban barber shop in Melbourne. Life and love has seemingly passed him by and it is up to Stan's father to rock the boat and send him on his merry way. Stan takes a job at the local branch of the weather bureau, where he meets George, a cheery spinster who happily shows him the ropes. As romance blossoms, Stan's new confidence in life inspires him to read the weather reports on a local radio station. With his personal and professional life soaring sky high and marriage on the cards, it takes more than a few dark clouds and bad weather to dampen his enthusiasm. But when misleading forecasts begin to frustrate the farming community Stan and George's reputation takes a beating, requiring urgent resuscitation and perhaps some good old fashioned tender loving care. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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A sunny love story in an overcast world.

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Drama

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A sadly neglected classic...
27 January 1999 | by Dino-25See all my reviews

Stan and George's New Life is a delight from start to finish. Paul Chubb plays a single fortysomething barber who still lives with his parents. His life is deathly dull so as a solution he gets a job at the Weather Bureau(!), where he meets George. George also feels as though her life is slipping away and before long they fall in love and marry. In between are some of the most painfully funny observations of working life even filmed. Stan and George is well worth watching, and you can impress your friends with such an obscure choice! 9/10.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1992 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Stan and George's Big Adventure See more »

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Budget:

AUD1,200,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Lea Films See more »
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Color
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