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The Nostradamus Kid (1993)

Ken Elkin is a randy young man who is told that the world is about to end. In a race against time, there's only one goal he wants to accomplish: bedding the love of his life, who just happens to be the local pastor's daughter.

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Bob Ellis

Writer:

Bob Ellis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Taylor ... Ken Elkin
Miranda Otto ... Jennie O'Brien
Arthur Dignam Arthur Dignam ... Pastor Anderson
Peter Gwynne Peter Gwynne ... The Shepherd's Rod
Jack Campbell ... McAlister
Erick Mitsak Erick Mitsak ... Wayland
Loene Carmen ... Meryl
Alice Garner Alice Garner ... Esther Anderson
Lucy Bell ... Sarai Anderson
Jeanette Cronin ... Christy
Colin Friels ... American Preacher
Bob Maza Bob Maza ... Black Man
Bartholomew Rose Bartholomew Rose ... Kavanagh
Robyn Gurney Robyn Gurney ... Mrs. Elkin
Marie Lloyd Marie Lloyd ... Mrs. Rod
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Ken Elkin is a randy young man who is told that the world is about to end. In a race against time, there's only one goal he wants to accomplish: bedding the love of his life, who just happens to be the local pastor's daughter.

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Rated R for sexuailty and language | See all certifications »

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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1993 (Australia) See more »

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Simpson Le Mesurier Films See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Features Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

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Once Upon A Time
Written by Lee Adams (as L. Adams) and Charles Strouse (as C.Strouse)
Performed by Michael Jones
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The End was nigh in week 2 of release.
19 April 2005 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Bloated raconteur Bob Ellis, a shambolic Australian media writer of infamous proportions and talent somehow foolishly was allowed to create, write and direct this rambling autobiography of his tedious teenage years being pestered by Seventh day Adventists and as a sloppy Uni student trying to get laid. Watching two hours of this episodic cinematic hippopotamus was so repellent for Australian audiences that it met a groaning and hissing farewell within two weeks and disappeared off screens nationwide immediately, never to be seen or heard of again. Ineptly directed (people just walking into frame from off screen...even in the middle of a field) it annoyingly does feature a wasted but talented cast all coming off second best to the verbal diarrhea script and the Laugton like strangle of the auteur. The one major piece of valid interest is in excellent but sadly unknown actor Jack Campbell who could be best described as a cross between Russell Crowe and (TVs GUARDIAN star) Simon Baker..both seen in L A CONFIDENTIAL. Why Campbell is not a major personality like Simon Baker or even Australia's lookalike Nicholas Bishop is a mystery only he and his agent can solve. Apart from lovely art direction, Campbell is the only redeeming feature of this bad nostril drama. VANILLA SKY actor Noah Taylor was made to look ridiculous by the last reel. He since has since also been seen in ALMOST FAMOUS. Ellis in 1977 wrote the script for the superb Phil Noyce directed film NEWSFRONT about Australian cine newsreel cameramen of the pre TV years. In a recent restoration of the film he apologised for being such a pain during the production of that film. He had insisted his credit be removed at the time, in a tantrum of spittle and babble,now much regretted. In the 90s he made this tripe.


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