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Love in Limbo (1993)

1950s Australia: Ken, 16, gets thrown out of school for selling his drawings of a naked teacher there. He starts working at his uncle's clothing warehouse, where workmates bring him closer to women.

Director:

David Elfick

Writer:

John Cundill
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Adams Craig Adams ... Ken Riddle
Rhondda Findleton ... Gwen Riddle
Martin Sacks ... Max Wiseman
Aden Young ... Barry McJannet
Russell Crowe ... Arthur Baskin
Maya Stange ... Ivy Riddle
Samantha Murray Samantha Murray ... Maisie
Bill Young ... Uncle Herbert
Leith Taylor Leith Taylor ... Mrs. Rutherford
Jill Perryman Jill Perryman ... Aunt Dorry
Robert van Mackelenberg ... Headmaster
Peter De Bari Peter De Bari ... Schoolboy
Arianthe Galani ... Mrs. Costanides
Faye Metaxas Faye Metaxas ... Mrs. Laventis
Igor Sas Igor Sas ... Maurice Hosking
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1950's. Gawky teenager Ken Riddle has a wealth of sexual knowledge, but has yet to lose his virginity. Ken is forced to join the workforce after he's thrown out of school for selling explicit drawings to students. At work Ken befriends the rowdy Barry and clashes with his uptight superior Arthur. Meanwhile, smooth ladies man Max Wiseman courts Ken's attractive and available mother Gwen. Written by Woodyanders

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Lust can be heaven. Growing up is hell. And in between is ... Love in Limbo

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This is a great, under-rated movie
31 October 2003 | by adammaunderSee all my reviews

Just picked this up in a sale bin on DVD and mighty glad I did. I wasn't expecting too much, but I was taken by surprise by how good it is. In one sense it's a typical teen coming-of-age movie, but it has a really good script with several interweaving plotlines which all work, held together by excellent performances from the three teen leads, plus the adults (particularly Mum)and some good supporting performances. It captures the spirit of the fifties well, with a superb soundtrack plus a cameo appearance from R&B legend Little Willie Littlefield (and an excerpt from the classic rock'n'roll movie The Girl Can't Help It). Above all it's funny, particularly the sequence when the boys finally get to the brothel in Kalgoorlie, only to have the working girls practically go on strike just as they think they're finally about to taste the delights of sex! Although better known as a producer, David Elfick directs with finesse and the gaudy fifties decor fits the bill exactly. This has to be one of the best movies of its kind, and I shall be watching my DVD a lot.


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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1993 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Just One Night See more »

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Palm Beach Pictures See more »
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