Actually taking place in the middle of the original Thorn Birds miniseries, which chronicled the love affair of Meggie Cleary and Fr. Ralph de Bricassart from 1920 to 1962, this two-part miniseries begins in 1943. Father Ralph returns to Drogheda to evaluate its financial situation just as his one true love, Meggie, is embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, Luke.
A love reignited. A faith renewed.
11 February 1996 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Die Dornenvögel - Die verlorenen Jahre
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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In the original miniseries, the outback scenes were shot in southern California. In The Missing Years, the outback scenes were shot in the actual outback of Australia. See more
Meggie Cleary O'Neill
When I'm beside you, it's as close to heaven as I can imagine. But even when you're making love it's as if you're trying to reach something beyond me. Look, it's a wonderful idea; the two of us living together in the wilderness. But it's not what you really want.
What I want is you.
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