7.7/10
461
15 user

Jessica (2004)

Young Jessica is sent to a mental asylum by her rotten family on a false pretense. Her only chance is a down-on-his-luck boozing lawyer.

Director:

Peter Andrikidis

Writers:

Bryce Courtenay (novel), Peter Yeldham
Reviews
5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama

20-year-old Jessica leaves the small town life in Sweden for Los Angeles with the aim to become the worlds next big porn star but the road to her goal turns out to be bumpier than she imagined.

Director: Ninja Thyberg
Stars: Casey Calvert, Evelyn Claire, Maja Kin
Mary Bryant (2005–2007)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.

Stars: Romola Garai, Jack Davenport, Alex O'Loughlin
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A woman goes home with the best-looking stranger, only to discover she's been kidnapped.

Director: Gaylene Preston
Stars: Rachael Blake, Robyn Malcolm, Madeleine Sami
Unforgotten (TV Series 2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

London detectives investigate crimes from the past, unravelling secrets left buried for years.

Stars: Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lewis Reeves
The Zookeeper (2001)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the midst of a devastating civil war in an Eastern European country, a disillusioned ex-Communist is left behind to take care of the animals in the capital's zoological gardens until a U.N. rescue force arrives.

Director: Ralph Ziman
Stars: Sam Neill, Gina McKee, Ulrich Thomsen
Secrets & Lies (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.

Stars: Martin Henderson, Anthony Hayes, Diana Glenn
The Potato Factory (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Based on Bryce Courtenay's novel of the same name, this four-hour miniseries tells the story of Ikey Solomon, his wife Hannah and his mistress Mary. Set in London and Tasmania in the middle... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Cross, Lisa McCune, Sonia Todd
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.

Director: Charles Haid
Stars: Sam Neill, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll
Stiff (TV Movie 2004)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Murray Whelan, a young political adviser to the Labor Minister for Ethnic Affairs, must play detective when he gets unwillingly dragged into a murder investigation. Based on a popular Australian series of detective books.

Director: John Clarke
Stars: David Wenham, Mick Molloy, Deborah Kennedy
Jessica (2019)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Paige Elkington
Stars: Max Baumgarten, Paige Elkington
Irresistible (2006)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.

Director: Ann Turner
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Emily Blunt
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

Director: Peter Duncan
Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Leeanna Walsman ... Jessica Bergman
Lisa Harrow ... Hester Bergman
Sam Neill ... Richard Runche
Tony Martin ... Joe Bergman
Megan Cooper Megan Cooper ... Meg Bergman (as Megan Dorman)
John Howard ... George Thomas
Oliver Ackland ... Jack Thomas
Wil Traval ... Billy Simple
Natasha Wanganeen Natasha Wanganeen ... Mary Simpson
Kerry Walker ... Mrs. Baker
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ... Ada Thomas
Huw Higginson ... Prosecuter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Andrikidis George Andrikidis ... Blacksmith
David Baldwin David Baldwin ... Magistrate
Simon Chilvers ... Judge
Edit

Storyline

Jessica is a member of poor farming family in Yanco NSW, she is a tomboy farmgirl who has her eyes on the rich farmer in the area Jack. Their romance is soon killed thanks to her nasty mother that insists Meg (Jessica's sister) seduces Jack, and fakes a pregnancy to trick Jack into marring her. Little do the family know that Jessica is actually pregnant to Jack. Once they find out Jessica is pregnant out of wedlock they hide her away from the town. To prove Meg has a baby they steal Jessica's newborn baby and send Jessica away to a mental asylum where she is locked away for years. She writes to a lawyer in hopes to gain her freedom and get her baby back.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Apomeinaria enos erota See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$7,200,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Power, Powercorp See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lisa Harrow and Sam Neill also worked together on the Final Conflict See more »

Quotes

Jessica Bergman: [whispers] Fuck You.
Meg Bergman: Jessica swore at me.
Joe Bergman: What did you say to your sister?
Jessica Bergman: [screams] I said "fuck you"!
Joe Bergman: That's not swearing. Swearing is when you don't mean it. She meant it.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
fantastic!!
19 July 2004 | by kholland84See all my reviews

WOW!!! I absolutely loved this mini series!! everything about it was fantastic! I didn't want it to end. I laughed, I cried, I was kept in suspense, everything a good drama should be :) Would of loved a happy ending though :) The acting was awesome and it was great to see new Aussie talent teaming up with some of the veterans of TV and film. Leanna Walsman was fantastic as Jessica as well as Sam Neill's character! Lisa Harrow's portrayal of Hester was fantastic i loved to hate her!! It was just great acting all around! The story was great as well, Bryce Courtenay has captured a great tale in his book "Jessica" and it was just great to see it being brought to life in this movie. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS!!!! 10/10


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed