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Children of the Revolution (1996)

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

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Peter Duncan

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Peter Duncan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Davis ... Joan
Sam Neill ... Nine
F. Murray Abraham ... Stalin
Richard Roxburgh ... Joe
Rachel Griffiths ... Anna
Geoffrey Rush ... Welch
Russell Kiefel Russell Kiefel ... Barry Rogers
John Gaden John Gaden ... Prof. C.W. 'Wilf' Wilke
Ben McIvor ... Joe - 8 Years (as Ben McIver)
Marshall Napier ... Brendan Shaw
Ken Radley Ken Radley ... Bernard Shaw
Fiona Press ... Mavis Craig
Alex Menglet ... Yuri Nikolayev
Rowan Woods Rowan Woods ... Col Slansky
Barry Langrishe Barry Langrishe ... Ted
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Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ... Written by Anonymous

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A red comedy about the ultimate party animals. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A forradalom gyermekei See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,562, 4 May 1997

Gross USA:

$838,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$838,368
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Neill was discovered by James Mason, who helped him to get work in American and European films. In that way, Mason's role in their relationship paralleled that of his character from A Star Is Born (1954). In that film, the actress he discovers is played by Judy Garland. Judy Davis played Garland in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001). She also later played Nancy Reagan in The Reagans (2003). Mason's son, Morgan, worked for the Reagan administration. Geoffrey Rush also has a connection to Mason. He played Peter Sellers in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004). Sellers and Mason had appeared together in Lolita (1962). Sellers was also once engaged to Liza Minnelli. See more »

Goofs

A newspaper refers to the "LEA" several scenes before Young Joe forms this organization. See more »

Quotes

Joan Fraser: Discreet! Oh, for God's sake! We're not talking about dance classes, we're talking about the bloody proletariat revolution!
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Connections

References The Czar Wants to Sleep (1934) See more »

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Just One of Those Things
Written by Cole Porter
© Harms, Inc.
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Pty. Ltd.
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Wot exactly is the movie trying to say?
15 December 2003 | by wombat_1See all my reviews

I'm heartened to see that several other critics in this column were apparently as confused as I was by this movie. The individual gags are quite funny, but overall, what is this movie about? Is it a comedy? Certainly that's part of it, but is that all? Is it an anti-communist film that relies on comedy to make its point? Well, it might be, but if so, then I think it fails. Or does it have no overall statement to make at all? A bit difficult to believe, given some of the plot lines.


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