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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
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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 ... Mary Simpson
Kerry Walker 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
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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.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Apomeinaria enos erota See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Power,Powercorp See more »
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Color:

Color
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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.
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Wonderful TV event, Leeanna Walsman is a wonderful actor
22 July 2004 | by vk2gjtSee all my reviews

We watched the mini series "Jessica" and loved it. I haven't read the book before seeing the feature, so don't have any prior opinions about the story.

'Jessica' was a wonderful story, combining both happy moments with incredibly sad. Leeanna Walsman playing Jessica was a very very strong character, and we're still talking about her performance, with a tear in our eye, days after watching. Originally we watched to see performances from actors we know well and enjoy, such as Sam Neill, John Howard and Tony Martin....but found that Leeanna's performance overshadowed all of them.

Thoroughly enjoyed 'Jessica', and want to see it all again.


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