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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... See more »


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Dimity Hurley
Vicki-Ann Hurley
George Shevtsov ...
Kenneth 'Ken' Sherry
John Alansu ...
Albert Lee
Deborah 'Debbie'
Jill McWilliam ...
Curler Victim
Ryan Jackson ...
Boy on Bike (Ride)
Sabrina Norris ...
Beautiful Baby

Directed by

Shirley Barrett

Written by

Shirley Barrett ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Jan Chapman ... producer

Cinematography by

Mandy Walker

Film Editing by

Denise Haratzis

Editorial Department

David Birrell ... assistant editor / post-production supervisor
Margaret Bourke ... negative matcher
Arthur Cambridge ... color timer

Casting By

Alison Barrett

Production Design by

Steven Jones-Evans

Art Direction by

Tony Campbell

Costume Design by

Anna Borghesi

Makeup Department

Nik Dorning ... special makeup effects artist
Ann-Maree Hurley ... special makeup effects artist
Stephanie Larman ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Laura Morris ... special makeup effects artist
Heather Ross ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

Sally Ayre-Smith ... production supervisor
Phil Brown ... assistant unit manager
Robert Graham ... unit manager (as Bob Graham)
Nino Bol Negrin ... assistant unit manager (as Nino Negrin)
Laurie Pettinari ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Jennifer Leacey ... third assistant director
John Martin ... second assistant director
P.J. Voeten ... first assistant director (as P J Voeten)

Art Department

Helen Davies ... scenic artist
Tristan Fitzgerald ... model maker
Cecily Gatacre ... head scenic artist (as Cicily Gatacre)
Colin Gearman ... carpenter
Miriam Johnson ... art department coordinator
Robert Moxham ... stand-by props (as Robert 'Moxy' Moxham)
Bryon Neville ... signwriter
Chris Norris ... model maker
Joanna Mae Park ... buyer (as Joanna Park) / dresser (as Joanna Park)
Colin Robertson ... buyer / dresser
John Rouch ... scenic artist
Katie Sharrock ... assistant stand-by props
Marcus Skipper ... metalwork and rigs
Walter Sperl ... construction manager
Steve Wright ... greensman

Sound Department

Steve Burgess ... foley mixer
Steve Lambeth ... dialogue editor
Frank Lipson ... sound designer
Rick Lisle ... adr recordist
Gerry Long ... foley walker
Paul Pirola ... foley recordist
Pete Smith ... sound mixer (as Peter Smith)
Phil Stirling ... boom operator (as Phil Sterling)
Gary Wilkins ... sound recordist

Visual Effects by

Roger Cowland ... optical effects
Robert Sandeman ... digital effects (as Rob Sandeman)


Paul Doyle ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunts
Collin Dragsbaek ... stunts
Johnny Hallyday ... stunt coordinator
Debbie Santic ... stunt assistant (as Debbie Sanctic)

Camera and Electrical Department

Andrew Birbara ... assistant camera
Kattina Bowell ... focus puller
Les Frazier ... gaffer
Warwick Fry ... electrician
Tony Hall ... grip
Elise Lockwood ... still photographer
Arthur Manousakis ... grip: second unit
Rena Marnich ... camera attachment
Fabian Poggendorf ... assistant grip
Claire Pollard ... caterer: Camera Cooks
Paul Reinhardt ... assistant grip
Trevor Ripper ... best boy
John Whitteron ... photographer: second unit

Casting Department

Shirley Cameron ... extras casting
Trish McAskill ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Robyn Elliott ... costume supervisor (as Robyn Elliot)
Suzanne Head ... cutter
Nina Parsons ... stand-by wardrobe
Cheyne Phillips ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

Maude Heath ... location manager

Music Department

Christine Woodruff ... music supervisor

Other crew

Lorelle Adamson ... production coordinator
Ian Anderson ... liaison: Cinevex
Deborah Antoniou ... runner (as Debbie Antoniou)
Stephanie Castro-Lewis ... unit nurse
Jan Chapman ... script editor
Evanne Chesson ... animal wrangler
Joanne Court ... legal representative
Nigel Doyle ... rushes runner
Jan Edwards ... production secretary
Max Ehrmann ... poet: "Desiderata" (as Max Ehrman)
Denise Farrell ... production accountant
Tony Gibbs ... insurance
Lee-Anne Higgins ... assistant to producer
Steven Jones-Evans ... title designer
Laurie Knight ... boss wrangler
Gino Lopez ... catering assistant
George Mannix ... safety report
Stuart McPhee ... accounting assistant
Christine Powell ... animal handler
Peter Ritchie ... rushes grader
Nik Round ... liaison: AAV Australia
Ian Russell ... liaison: Atlab
Keith Thompson ... script editor
Peter Thompson ... legal representative
Kristin Voumard ... continuity
H.W. Wood ... insurance (as H W Woods)
Jason Ballantine ... avid supervisor (uncredited)


Collin Dragsbaek ... dedicatee
Bernadette Norris ... thanks
Len Norris ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Take it off. Baby, take it all off. See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Milosna serenada (Poland)
  • Tutte pazze per Ken (Italy)
  • Любовная серенада (Russia)
  • Szerelmi szerenád (Hungary)
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  • 101 min
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Budget AUD3,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Conspiracy Theory/Kiss Me, Guido/The Full Monty/Career Girls/Love Serenade/Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Love Serenade See more »
Crazy Credits With thanks to people of Robinvale, Mildura & Elston, shires of Swan Hill, Mildura & Balranald See more »
Quotes Dimity Hurley: Do you ever feel loneliness?
Ken Sherry: [surprised] Loneliness? Of course I feel loneliness.
Dimity Hurley: Me too. Sometimes. Not all the time.
Dimity Hurley: Would you like me to ease it for you?
Ken Sherry: Ease what?
Dimity Hurley: Your loneliness.
Ken Sherry: My loneliness?
Dimity Hurley: I could ease it for you, maybe...
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