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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 »

Director:

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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A much better TV show...
13 September 2003 | by christophaskellSee all my reviews

The problem with this movie wasn't in the story. This was, I felt, a very touching story about a man who chooses to stay with his wife even after a miscarriage (when the whole reason for the marriage was the pregnancy). A sappy testament to the power of love, the director (John Laing) had a perfect story for the Lifetime channel, especially since it was based on a true story. The acting was good enough, and being shot in New Zealand, the scenery was beautiful. The film failed, I believe, on the fact that the way in which the story was told would have made a great TV show, perhaps done over two weeks, or, if all at once, with some commercials to break it up. It was, unfortunately, a feature length film, and I think there needs to be a difference, and in this there was none. Rating: 18/40


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