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A Little Bit of Soul (1998)

Two scientists vie for funding from a wealthy heiress and her loopy politician husband.

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Peter Duncan

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Peter Duncan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Geoffrey Rush ... Godfrey Usher
David Wenham ... Dr. Richard Shorkinghorn
Frances O'Connor ... Kate Haslett
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ... Grace Michael
John Gaden John Gaden ... Dr. Sommerville
Iris Shand Iris Shand ... Mrs. Crane
Kerry Walker ... Eugenie Mason
Roy Billing ... Judge
Jennifer Hagan Jennifer Hagan ... The Prosecution
Peter Duncan Peter Duncan ... The Defence
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Hungry Fred
Craig Rasmus Craig Rasmus ... Bobby
Paul Livingston ... Chickens (voice)
Richard Roxburgh ... Sir Samuel Michael (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoel Goldenberg Yoel Goldenberg ... Jack
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Storyline

Richard and Kate are former lovers who are now working independently to find the secret of the aging process. Both apply for funding from the Michael Foundation, and are asked to spend the weekend discussing the proposals with the Head of the Foundation, who happens to be married to the Australian Treasurer. They have a very interesting weekend. Written by Anonymous

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In love, science and politics, anything is possible if you're willing to give up... A Little Bit of Soul.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Con un po' d'anima See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Spoofs A Few Good Men (1992) See more »

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Oh, for a Human Sacrifice...
3 July 2006 | by pwoods1See all my reviews

Great cast. Great director. Great premise. So what happened? The script is patchy and the interpretation of same woeful at best. It's not the subject material: Satanistic leanings within ANY government would seem to be a given. Brrrr! It's the complete lack of engagement, characterwise, by ANY of the cast. CAMP is OK, but this seems a pale rendition of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" without the songs and over-the-top kitsch. In fact, it's the soundtrack that saves this abomination from the trashcan.

Australian films, at least HUMOROUS ones, tend to fall flat when they attempt parody or satirical-humour per se. It's not that we can't do it... it's more that we do it best on television. There is something episodic about "A Little Bit of Soul": the editing is woeful and the dialogue patchy.

Like a lot of things we in Oz do: couldabeen.


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