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Love Serenade (1996)

In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the ... See full summary »

Director:

Shirley Barrett

Writer:

Shirley Barrett (screenplay)
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Miranda Otto ... Dimity Hurley
Rebecca Frith ... Vicki-Ann Hurley
George Shevtsov George Shevtsov ... Kenneth 'Ken' Sherry
John Alansu John Alansu ... Albert Lee
Jessica Napier ... Deborah 'Debbie'
Jill McWilliam Jill McWilliam ... Curler Victim
Ryan Jackson Ryan Jackson ... Boy on Bike (Ride)
Sabrina Norris Sabrina Norris ... Beautiful Baby
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In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the station; he's mid-40s, detached, thrice divorced, hatchet faced. But both sisters next door find him attractive: awkward Dimity, only 20, who works in a Chinese restaurant with few patrons, and perky Vicki-Ann, a hairdresser with a hope chest who invents a happy future with Sherry based on little but his arrival. First Dimity then Vicki-Ann spend the night with Ken, one concluding he's her boy friend, the other her fiance. Then Dimity begins to smell something fishy. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A comedy that proves men are a whole other species. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the filming of a scene on a grain silo, stuntman 'Collin Dragsbaek' (doubling actor 'George Shetsov') died when he fell onto a faulty airbag. See more »

Goofs

When Ken Sherry asks Albert to leave him in peace at the restaurant, he holds a glass of wine in one shot, and a menu when the shot changes. See more »

Quotes

Vicki-Ann Hurley: Don't you realize he's getting over a painful divorce? He doesn't want to be having sex with people.
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Crazy Credits

With thanks to people of Robinvale, Mildura & Elston, shires of Swan Hill, Mildura & Balranald See more »


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Wichita Lineman
Written by Jimmy Webb (as Jim Webb)
(Canopy Music, Inc./PolyGram Int'l Publishing, Inc.)
Sung a cappella by John Alansu
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In the comic tradition of THE CASTLE...
5 February 2002 | by ksaelagnulraonSee all my reviews

Miranda Otto is, as always, superb as a socially deficient young woman living in a backwater town on the Murray which becomes home to the closest thing she's seen to a real-life celebrity: a disgraced, thrice-divorced former Brisbane DJ - and a sleaze to boot - becomes the town's new radio announcer. Otto and her older sister wage an hilarious war for the affections of the skinny, unnattractive man in his mid-40s, who has more than just a passing resemblance to a fish... Good Aussie film, Stratton gave it 4 stars (he must have seen something in it that I didn't), I'll give it 3 due to the slight lull in the middle. Rating: 7/10.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$604,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$604,523
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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