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Under the Lighthouse Dancing (1997)

The story of 6 friends who journey to an island off the coast of Australia for the weekend. Two of them (Emma and Harry) announce that they intend to get married, but have made no plans, ... See full summary »

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Graeme Rattigan

Writers:

David Giles (screenplay by), Graeme Rattigan (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aden Gillett ... David
Jack Thompson ... Harry
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Emma
Naomi Watts ... Louise
Phillip Holder Phillip Holder ... Garth (as Philip Holder)
Zoe Bertram ... Juliet
Jo Bolton Jo Bolton ... Acrobats
Brendan Coleman Brendan Coleman ... Acrobats
Marty Cunningham Marty Cunningham ... Acrobats
Frederique Fouche ... Acrobats (as Frédérigue Fouché)
Judith Langan Judith Langan ... Acrobats
Simon Marsh Simon Marsh ... Acrobats
Karen Murphy Karen Murphy ... Acrobats
Natalie Saleeba ... Acrobats
Ross Vegas Ross Vegas ... Acrobats
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The story of 6 friends who journey to an island off the coast of Australia for the weekend. Two of them (Emma and Harry) announce that they intend to get married, but have made no plans, nor do they have a proper license. Emma also announces that she is very ill, and all she wants is a wedding. The other four friends then try to find a way to make it all happen... Written by Bijou <Bijou@AppliedIS.com>

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1997 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bailando bajo la luz del faro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Silver Turtle Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The filming location for Under the Lighthouse Dancing is Rottnest Island, a popular holiday island 30kms off the Perth coast and is famous for its quokkas. The beach house was constructed especially for the movie, as accommodation is limited to commercial establishments only. Cars are also kept to a minimum on the island and there are no private vehicles allowed. See more »

Soundtracks

Amor Serenade
Written by Jaime Jimenez (as J. Jimenez)/Paul Brandoli (as P. Brandoli)
Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
Performed by Culture Shock
Courtesy of Columbia/Sony Music Pty Ltd
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Wonderful film
17 August 1999 | by Tommy NSee all my reviews

Enjoyed the film very much, especially its locales.

While the movie does deal with life's one unmistakable experience-death, it makes ardent strides to respect this life and the wonderful paradise we call the Planet Earth.

It really is a sort of "Buddy" film, only there are six buddies in the film, three men and three women. This of course creates a sort of sexual energy between three of the six, but they all truly love each other very much.

I wish we could have to deal with more great movies like this that leave one walking away very inspired.


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