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The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)

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Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Philip Conolly
... Alexander Pearce (as Ciaran McMenamin)
... Robert Greenhill (as Daniel Wyllie)
... John Mather
Bob Franklin ... Matthew Travers
... Robert Knopwood
... William Sorrell
... Edward Brown
Tony Goodfellow ... Alexander Dalton
Peter Dowling ... Thomas Bodenham
Matthew Preston ... William Kennerly
Martin Jacobs ... John Cuthbertson
... Gaoler Bisdee
... Fine Young British Officer
Carl Rush ... Constable Logan
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In 1824 and the British penal colony of VanDiemen's Land is little more than a living hell. Chained to a wall in the darkness of a Hobart cell, Pearce is visited by Father Connolly,the parish priest of the fledgling colony and a fellow Irishman. The harrowing confession Pearce makes, shocks the priest and the British establishment to the core. Written by Anonymous

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Hunger Has No Limit


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25 January 2009 (Australia)  »

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A Última Confissão de Alexander Pearce  »

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AUD 1,350,000 (estimated)
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Knopwood refers to the Irishmen, Pearce and Connolly as having grown up amidst 'famine and ferment'. The famine to which he is likely referring is the Irish famine of 1740-1, caused by a severe winter. See more »

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Although they are in the wilderness for a considerable time (around 3 months), neither Greenhill's nor Pearce's beards show any growth. See more »

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Philip Conolly: Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. Die condemned on earth, but acceptable to God...
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One man's hunger is another's worst fear.
25 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is the story of Alexander Pearce, an Irish Convict taken to Australia by the British.

The story is a gripping tale about survival and hunger amongst a group of convicts.

A story that will surely make one sit back and wonder if they would do the same thing given the same circumstances.

The story of Alexander Pearce will have you stuck to your seat, but at the same time, may have you running for the nearest bathroom.

A truly fascinating and well acted story.

Recommended!


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