Con artist Harry Reynolds is released from prison armed with his partners research for a new scam. Harry heads for the dying town of Beachport near the coast of Australia where he cons the locals into investing big bucks into his scam (the recovery of an old ship and the building of a theme park). Complications arise when Harry falls for the local hotel owner Julie and her young son David.Written by
This film, which mainly shot in Beachport, South Australia and its environs, which featured notable sandy dunes, featured actor Bruce Spence, who had around five years earlier starred in another South Australia shot film, Werner Herzog's Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) ("Where the Green Ants Dream"), which had shot mainly in the Coober Pedy, South Australia environs, which also featured sand, but notable sandy desert. See more »
Yup, its a total remake of the Music Man sans the Music with land speculation taking the place of musical instruments. I dont think the creators would ever deny that. But there's nothing sinister in that is there? The movie is very light, enjoyable and refreshingly wholesome. It is well acted, directed and filmed. Good triumphs over evil, the guy gets the girl and everyone lives happily ever after. If you want to criticize the overused theme, ok, but in this case you cant knock the execution. Sometimes, its nice to just sit and watch a well made movie without being shocked distrubed or provoked. Give this one a try.
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