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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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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Feature directorial debut for Garth Maxwell. See more »

Connections

References The Care Bears Family (1985) See more »

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A colorful horror adventure about taking revenge!
14 August 1999 | by OJTSee all my reviews

This fantastic film is an adventure based upon an old fairy tale with the stepmother and three gruesome step sisters. But Jack will be taking his bloody revenge.

Our film club featured this, and all the viewers were astonished. It's brutal, it's beautiful, it's sparkling with splatter and horror ideas. A true classic, and hidden gem! A complete movie of of vibrant colors sick ideas! The use of colors are greater than David Lynch manages in his films, and reminded me in that way of Blue Velvet!

You really don't know what you've been missing out before you see this! Go head over heels to get hold of this one! Though it deserves to be seen at a large screen, or preferably in a cinema, though that might be difficult for most.

This is one fine example of how great New Zealand cinema scene is, and I'll without any doubt consider this as a classic but refined gore, which should inspire many.

So get gold of this must-see film! But, of course... be nimble!


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