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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 »

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References The Care Bears Family (1985) See more »

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A very moving horror cult secret.
3 May 2001 | by im00sevSee all my reviews

I just finished this film. Bought it at eBay. I collect obscure movies. This one is a jewel. A very dark jewel in its very own genre. I'm not one to reveal plots, but I can describe the movie. Director Garth Maxwell takes you on a bit of an unexpected trip. It smacks of classic horror, but, it's new horror and you never know where it's going. Maxwell's use of light and color is simply astounding and unforgettable. I'm sure I'll sleep with some of these images tonight. It's not for those of you who like typical movies. It's very different. I have but two technical problems and they're small: 1) Maxwell let's Dora say, "Marigolds." and they're not. 2) One line slips out while no lips move. Otherwise, the film is certainly going to chill some blood cells and keep your brain ticking. Sorry, but Alexis Arquette couldn't be more good-looking, either. It's not big Hollywood (and I like that), but it's very, very provocative film-making. I like that, too.


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