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Love in Limbo (1993)

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 ... See full summary »

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David Elfick

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John Cundill
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Cast

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 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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Country:

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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Color
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The boys can't help it either
19 November 2004 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Very funny technicolor-style 50s teen farce, LOVE IN LIMBO was released in 1993 in Perth and massacred by snarly local critics. As a result it staggered into other Australian cinemas briefly and unfortunately disappeared. The absolute joy of this charming fizzy pop movie is the lively comedy between the 3 main cast - the main one now being Russell Crowe in the part of a Scottish accountant-nerd, an acting stretch successfully far greater than anything else I have since seen him in, Oscars 'n' all. His flair for comedy is never been repeated as well as it is here; not that he is a comedian (except for VIRTUOSITY which is unintentional). Preceeding ROAD TRIP and American PIE by a full decade LOVE IN LIMBO recreates in Australia the on screen look of THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT and the leery loony fun of good natured modern teen comedies, but without the stickyness. A real find and a genuine delight. I hear a rumour a DVD might appear in the coming year. It will probably then find its much deserved market.


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