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Jack Be Nimble (1993)

Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has ... See full summary »

Director:

Garth Maxwell

Writers:

Garth Maxwell, Rex Pilgrim (additional writer)
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Arquette ... Jack
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Sarah Smuts-Kennedy ... Dora
Bruno Lawrence ... Teddy
Tony Barry ... Clarrie
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Bernice
Brenda Simmons Brenda Simmons ... Mrs. Birch
Gilbert Goldie Gilbert Goldie ... Mr. Birch
Patricia Phillips Patricia Phillips ... Anne
Paul Minifie Paul Minifie ... Kevin
Sam Smith Sam Smith ... Little Jack
Hannah Jessop Hannah Jessop ... Little Dora
Nicholas Antwis Nicholas Antwis ... Jack aged 7
Olivia Jessop Olivia Jessop ... Dora aged 8
Kristen Seth Kristen Seth ... Older Sister
Amber Woolston Amber Woolston ... Older Sister
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Storyline

Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has been somewhat better, has developed extra-sensory powers which tell her that Jack's in danger and drives her to search for him. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent behavior and abuse, and for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vingança de Jack See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Feature directorial debut for Garth Maxwell. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) See more »

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Bizarre but serious horror film
1 November 1998 | by Keith-47See all my reviews

Bizarre but serious horror film that piques your interest from the opening scene. Maintains a unique and colorful atmosphere throughout. The depths of human evil are depicted here as if one were watching a fairy tale with witches and goblins (thus the Jack of nursery rhyme is chosen here). Great score, by the way, that helps to create the atmosphere throughout.

I recommend it as a good Halloween treat, but definitely not for children.


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