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Via Satellite (1998)

As a family gather to watch one of their own swimming in the Olympics, minutes of fame become a hilarious and painful 24 hours when they uncover the secrets of a lifetime.

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Anthony McCarten

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Anthony McCarten (play), Anthony McCarten (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Cormack ... Chrissy / Carol
Karl Urban ... Paul
Jack Chan Jack Chan ... Takeaway Bar Owner
John McBeth John McBeth ... Olympic Commentator
Rima Te Wiata ... Jen
Timothy Balme ... Ken (as Tim Balme)
Donna Akersten Donna Akersten ... Joyce
Petra Peters Petra Peters ... Midwife
Jodie Dorday Jodie Dorday ... Lyn
Fiona Samuel Fiona Samuel ... Infomercial Voice
Shane Bartle Shane Bartle ... Infomercial Voice
Brian Sergent ... Brian
Colin Addison Colin Addison ... Old MacPherson
Bob Wiki Bob Wiki ... Haka Exponent
Vinny Epiha Vinny Epiha ... Barman
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As a family gather to watch one of their own swimming in the Olympics, minutes of fame become a hilarious and painful 24 hours when they uncover the secrets of a lifetime.

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Comedy

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1998 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Familienglück oder andere Katastrophen See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Excellent Movie!! Loved It!
29 May 1999 | by Mel ZSee all my reviews

I think Via Satellite is one of the best New Zealand made movies around. I loved the way the movie delt with all the characters within the entire movie. It was brilliant, and a heartfelt movie.

A well made movie, one which I will always remember, and watch again.


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