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Cornflakes for Tea 

Three children left to fend for themselves when their father walks out on them, hide their situation from the authorities until they can be reunited with their grandmother.
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Credited cast:
Howard Kloester Howard Kloester ...  Richard
Linda Hartley Linda Hartley ...  Trish
Beverley Dunn Beverley Dunn
Tamblyn Lord Tamblyn Lord ...  Chris
Bunney Brooke Bunney Brooke ...  Mrs. Lewis
Bruce Kerr Bruce Kerr ...  Forbes Townsend
Max Cullen ...  Stan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kerry Armstrong ...  Cheryl
Vince D'Amico ...  Silvio
Jan Friedl Jan Friedl ...  Mrs. Fletcher
George Mallaby George Mallaby ...  Magistrate
Peggy Nicholls Peggy Nicholls ...  Mrs. Barker
Helen Noonan Helen Noonan ...  Concetta
Candy Raymond Candy Raymond ...  Robin Hart
Bill Rose Bill Rose ...  Prosecutor
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Three children left to fend for themselves when their father walks out on them, hide their situation from the authorities until they can be reunited with their grandmother.

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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1981 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

De tres hemlighet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Andromeda Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Color:

Color
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Aussie cinematic masterpiece!
3 January 2002 | by markrbryantSee all my reviews

Some viewers might be disappointed that this film which on it's face promises to be a Home Alone-esq comedic romp is in fact at a times tear-jerking glimpse into the life of a young boy as he is thrust into the role of mother, father and bread winner for his two younger siblings. While the acting by and large is appalling and and the early 80's Aussie accents potentially incomprehensible and/or whiny to American cinema goers( a la Mad Max)this film is worth the effort. If for nothing else the tension filled scene at McDonalds where the audience waits spell bound to see if the young lad will correctly recite the "Choose the Cheese" tongue twister and receive his well deserved discount. However, do not be mistaken, this film is not all skilled rhyming and hamburgers there are many moments where confrontation is the order of the day as the youngest member of the family challenges the Draconian radiator ordinances laid done by his brother in an attempt for greater rights and privileges ( and possibly warmth)and the beautiful female lead is torn between attending a birthday party of a snooty fellow student and giving away the one thing she prides above all else....her purity ( well...its actually a bottle of perfume).

Do yourself a favour and experience this bountiful serving of sensory delights.


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