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Clowning Around (1992)

Follows a boy who realizes there is more to being a clown, than just clowning around.


George Whaley


Shane Brennan, Tom Cavanagh (as Tom Cavanaugh) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Clayton Williamson Clayton Williamson ... Simon Gunner
Ernie Dingo ... Jack Merrick
Rebecca Smart Rebecca Smart ... Linda Crealy
Jean-Michel Dagory Jean-Michel Dagory ... Anatole Tollin
Van Johnson ... Mr. Ranthow
Noni Hazlehurst ... Sarah Gunner
Annie Byron Annie Byron ... Una Crealy
Steve Jodrell ... Skipper Crealy
Jill Perryman Jill Perryman ... Miss Gabhurst
George Shevtsov George Shevtsov ... Fyodor
Jo Bolton Jo Bolton ... Sim's Clown Double
Johnnie Miller Johnnie Miller ... Ukelele Player
Kevan Johnston Kevan Johnston ... Compere
Lee Cumming Lee Cumming ... Bobby
Jean-Pierre Mignon Jean-Pierre Mignon ... Inspector
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Follows a boy who realizes there is more to being a clown, than just clowning around.

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Good Aussie film
12 October 2004 | by krazed_nutzSee all my reviews

This is a nice, enjoyable film. But I'll admit that the only reason I've seen it is because my mum has a cameo role as the lady who walks next to the mean lady who takes the boy when he is young.

The performances are strong in this film, but I'm sure it didn't have to be as long as it was. The French circus finale' isn't bad at all, but along the way, I'm sure children may get a bit bored. Although for a younger audience, and older audience may take it in a little better.

Anyway it's worth a watch. I only ever saw parts of Clowning Around 2.

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May 1992 (USA) See more »

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Paris, France See more »

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Barron Entertainment See more »
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