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Soft Fruit (1999)

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Three sisters and their ex-con brother return home to nurse their mother, who is dying of cancer.


Christina Andreef
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanie Drynan ... Patsy
Linal Haft Linal Haft ... Vic
Russell Dykstra ... Bo
Geneviève Lemon Geneviève Lemon ... Josie
Sacha Horler ... Nadia
Alicia Talbot Alicia Talbot ... Vera
Dion Bilios Dion Bilios ... Bud
Gezelle Byrnes Gezelle Byrnes ... Elly
Jordan Frankland Jordan Frankland ... Thomas
Cheyenne Dobbs Cheyenne Dobbs ... Gertie
Marin Mimica Marin Mimica ... Swifty
Glenn Butcher Glenn Butcher ... Tony
Terry Weaver Terry Weaver ... Podge
Trevor Mills Trevor Mills ... Smudge
Barry Evans Barry Evans ... Bikie 1


For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks off regularly to meet a mystery man who may be her ex-husband. The third & youngest daughter is an unmarried nurse aware of her ticking biological clock. The only son chases after his grumpy father who seems to not care a whit about his wife's circumstances. The four are also faced my their mother's dreams to accomplish a few things before she dies - to visit a beach she had visited in the past, to see her youngest married, and to visit Paris. She also wants to be embalmed and be honored with a 21 gun salute. Thus the whole group has to set off in the quest to fulfill their mother's wishes. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »



Australia | USA



Release Date:

28 October 1999 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Pehmeä hedelmä See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,051, 19 March 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,132, 26 March 2000
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Best Aussie flick in years
23 June 1999 | by aNON-12See all my reviews

I saw Soft Fruit today and am still thrilled. The performances from the cast are wonderful, Jeanie Drynan in particular. The casting is amazing - these people actually ARE a family. Its touchingly sad and yet very very funny. One of the best Aussie films, in years. These people don't parade their Australianness like so many other local films do. Great script, great cast! Beats the pants off any thing else around!

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