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Children of the Revolution ()


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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 ...

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Joan
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Nine
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Stalin
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Joe
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Anna
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Welch
Russell Kiefel ...
Barry Rogers
John Gaden ...
Prof. C.W. 'Wilf' Wilke
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Joe - 8 Years (as Ben McIver)
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Brendan Shaw
Ken Radley ...
Bernard Shaw
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Mavis Craig
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Yuri Nikolayev
Rowan Woods ...
Col Slansky
Barry Langrishe ...
Ted
Ron Haddrick ...
Sir Allan Miles
Graham Ware Jr. ...
Harry (as Graham Ware Jnr.)
Robbie McGregor ...
Minister Frank
Heather Mitchell ...
Mrs. Savage
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Beria
Dennis Watkins ...
Khrushchev
Steve Abbott ...
Malenkov (as Steven Abbott)
Charles Little ...
Doctor
Matt Potter ...
Tommy Booth
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Police Commissioner
Sam Willcock ...
Ivan
Craig Blair ...
Prison Guard #1
Stephen Shanahan ...
Prison Guard #2
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Police Sergeant
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Policeman Brian
John Paramor ...
Policeman Davo
Michael Kitschke ...
Policeman #1
Glen Keenan ...
Constable
Marian Dworakowski ...
Yuri's Colleague #1
Waldemar Gorechi ...
Yuri's Colleague #2 (as Waldermar Gorecki)
Ben Slivkin ...
Yuri's Colleague #3
Nick Holland ...
Reporter #1 (as Nicholas Holland)
Stephen Feneley ...
Reporter #2
Elspeth MacTavish ...
Mary Nield, Reporter #3
Paul Lyneham ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luke Carroll
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Himself - Handshake with Reagan (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Speaks Into Microphone (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Alan Hennessy ...
Union Offiicial (uncredited)
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Himself - Handshake with Gorbachev (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - at Lenin's Tomb (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Peter Duncan

Written by

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Peter Duncan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Tristram Miall ... producer
Greg Ricketson ... associate producer

Music by

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Nigel Westlake

Cinematography by

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Martin McGrath

Film Editing by

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Simon Martin

Editorial Department

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Leo Bahas ... negative cutter
Martin Connor ... first assistant editor
David Gillies ... on-line editor
John Lee ... assistant editor
Tony Manning ... color grader

Casting By

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Peter Duncan
Robyn Kershaw

Production Design by

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Roger Ford

Art Direction by

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Laurie Faen

Set Decoration by

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Kerrie Brown

Costume Design by

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Terry Ryan

Makeup Department

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Nik Dorning ... prosthetic makeup artist
Ann-Maree Hurley ... prosthetic makeup artist
Wendy Sainsbury ... additional makeup artist / prosthetic makeup artist
Yvonne Savage ... hair stylist / wig stylist
Bec Taylor ... assistant hair stylist / makeup assistant
Kirsten Veysey ... makeup artist / prosthetic makeup artist

Production Management

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Robert Graham ... assistant unit manager (as Bob Graham)
Grayden Le Breton ... assistant unit manager
Simon Martin ... post-production supervisor
Will Matthews ... unit manager
Laurence Pettinari ... assistant unit manager (as Laurie Pettinari)
Greg Ricketson ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jennifer Leacey ... third assistant director
John Martin ... second assistant director
Elizabeth Reidy ... assistant director attachment
P.J. Voeten ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Richard Baldwin ... set finisher
Kane Barwick ... construction assistant
Josh Black ... construction runner
Giles Bradbury ... painter
Herman Brown ... carpenter
Martin Bruveris ... painter
Danny Burnett ... construction manager
Gregory Commerford ... painter
Frank Falconer ... set finisher
Gordon Finney ... carpenter
Glen W. Johnson ... additional set dresser
Kate Joyce ... painter
Eugene Land ... carpenter
Tracey Moxham ... art department coordinator
Dan Potra ... storyboard artist
Faith Robinson ... prop buyer / set dresser
Murray Simmance ... carpenter
Jeremy Sparks ... carpenter
Andrew Staig ... construction crew
Patrick Thompson ... carpenter
Jonathon Tidball ... assistant props buyer
Sarah Tooth ... graphic art director
Stephen Tulloch ... carpenter
Susan Ward ... additional art department
George Zammit ... stand-by props
Dan Potra ... conceptual designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Emmma Barham ... second boom operator (as Emma Barham)
Gethin Creagh ... dubbing mixer
Antony Gray ... sound effects editor
Phil Heywood ... re-recording mixer
Rick Lisle ... adr engineer
Fiona McBain ... boom operator
Delia McCarthy ... sound attachment
Nada Mikas ... sound attachment
Wayne Pashley ... adr editor
Jane Paterson ... atmosphere editor
Julie Pearce ... foley recordist
Andrew Plain ... supervising sound editor
Guntis Sics ... sound recordist
John Simpson ... foley artist
Libby Villa ... dialogue editor
Matt Villa ... assistant dialogue editor
Jenny T. Ward ... assistant supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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John Bowring ... special effects
Peter Luczak ... effects printing
Ken Phelan ... effects makeup
David Roberts ... additional special effects

Visual Effects by

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Roger Cowland ... optical effects manager
Ken Phelan ... digital scanning
John Pope ... effects printing / film recording
Charlie Revai ... computer graphic artist
Robert Sandeman ... digital effects manager

Stunts

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Richard Boué ... stunt coordinator (as Richard Boue)
Nash Edgerton ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Agganis ... Steadicam operator
Brandon Batten ... camera attachment
Danny Batterham ... camera operator
Angela Buckingham ... camera attachment
Damian Church ... camera attachment (as Damien Church)
Katrina Crook ... additional focus puller
Colin Deane ... additional focus puller
Tim Duggan ... electrician
Michele Duval ... clapper loader (as Michelle Duval)
Lorrie Graham ... production photographer
Manfred Hnilica ... electrician
Susan Hoerlein ... camera attachment
Peter Holland ... electrician
Adam Hunter ... electrician
Philip Le Masurier ... still photographer
Martin Lee ... Steadicam operator
Owen Maguire ... camera attachment
Brett McDowell ... key grip
David Parkinson ... gaffer
Ian Phillips ... focus puller
Greg Rawson ... best boy electric
James Rickard ... additional focus puller
Clive Rippon ... electrician
Graham Sharpe ... camera operator: rostrum camera
John Tate ... assistant grip
Philippa Veitch ... camera attachment

Casting Department

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Jane Dawkins ... extras casting assistant
Gabrielle Healy ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Isobel Carter ... stand-by wardrobe
Wendy Cork ... costume attachment
Mel Dykes ... costume supervisor
Suzanne Head ... costume constructor
Andrew Infanti ... costume assistant
John Power ... costume constructor
Kirsten Smallbone ... costume attachment
Susan Waters ... costume constructor

Location Management

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Maude Heath ... location manager
'Aussie' Auslan Ismail ... location manager (as Auslan Ismail)

Music Department

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Christo Curtis ... orchestra recording engineer
Ron Layton ... orchestral manager
Rudolf Osadnik ... orchestra leader (as Rudolph Osadnik)
David Stanhope ... conductor
Carl Vine ... music copyist
Jan Loquet Westlake ... assistant to composer
Nigel Westlake ... music producer / orchestrator
Christine Woodruff ... music coordinator

Transportation Department

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Adam Pinnock ... vehicle wrangler

Other crew

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Peter Arena ... stand-in: F. Murray Abraham
Libby Blainey ... title designer
John Bowring ... armorer
James Bramley ... production accountant
Georgina Burle ... film researcher
Trish Cameron ... secretary to producer
Kate Dennis ... continuity
Tony Gibbs ... insurer
David Haines ... stand-in: Geoffrey Rush and Richard Roxburgh
Megan Humphries ... stand-in: Judy Davis
Robyn Kershaw ... producer's attachment
Peter Kobicek ... unit assistant (as Peter Kodicek)
Fiona Lennard ... unit nurse
George Mannix ... safety report
Simon Martin ... script editor
Galea McGregor ... continuity attachment
Alison Meir ... production assistant
Sarah Milsome ... production secretary
Christine Moran ... assistant accountant
John O'Connell ... choreographer
Ian Russell ... laboratory liaison
Robert Simper ... safety report
Catie Stephen ... unit nurse
Sandy Stevens ... production coordinator
Sandra Strudwick ... unit nurse
Paul Sullivan ... production runner
Carl Vine ... computer scoring
Graham Ware Jr. ... animal wrangler (as Graham Ware Jnr.)
Damian Woods ... unit assistant
Tom Burstall ... risk manager (uncredited)

Thanks

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Gregory Klumov ... acknowledgment: Russian archival footage
Graeme Wills ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines What do you do when your father is no ordinary Joe? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les enfants de la révolution (France)
  • Hijos de la revolución (Spain)
  • Τα Παιδιά της Επανάστασης (Greece)
  • Дети революции (Russia)
  • Figli della rivoluzione (Italy)
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  • 101 min
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Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Father's Day/Twin Town/The Fifth Element/Underworld/Children of the Revolution (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Alexander Nevsky Cantata See more »
Quotes Zachary Welch: [in reference to the pub closing] I don't know, frankly, how we'll ever get the revolution going with 6 o'clock closing.
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