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Absent Without Leave (1992)

In the early days of the war against Japan, Ed marries his pregnant girlfriend Daisy just before joining up with the New Zealand army. Unfortunately for the young couple, Daisy suffers a ... See full summary »

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John Laing
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig McLachlan ... James Edwards
Katrina Hobbs Katrina Hobbs ... Daisy Edwards
Judie Douglass Judie Douglass ... Ella
Tony Barry ... Peter
Ken Blackburn Ken Blackburn ... C.O.
Tony Burton Tony Burton ... Constable
Francis Bell Francis Bell ... Paddy
Robyn Malcolm ... Betty
David Copeland David Copeland ... Claude
Desmond Kelly Desmond Kelly ... Daisy's Father
Rebecca Hobbs ... Daisy's Sister
Joan Foster Joan Foster ... Daisy's Stepmother
Helen Moulder Helen Moulder ... Ed's Aunt
Stephen Lovatt ... Wedding Soldier
Margaret Blay ... Mrs. Edwards
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In the early days of the war against Japan, Ed marries his pregnant girlfriend Daisy just before joining up with the New Zealand army. Unfortunately for the young couple, Daisy suffers a miscarriage soon afterward. Ed, fearing for his wife's health, decides he must take her back to her home, even though it means going off base without leave. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Awol See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Don't judge stories you don't really know...
23 January 2007 | by the_ashweeSee all my reviews

A previous comment on AWOL stated that the film was stereotypical, empty and pretty much lame with a typical story.

This is such a false accusation. The film is based on the ACTUAL EVENTS of James Edwards and Daisy who went AWOL. This isn't just a work of fiction created to wow audience. My Great Uncle wrote this story as dedication to his wife Daisy about what he had to go through to be by her side.

The movie while not spectacular is enjoyable, authentic and has an innonce about it that captures real life desperation.

Watch it. Learn about it. Don't just write about it in your own arrogance.


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