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The Last Frontier (1986)

A single mother from LA marries an Australian cattle rancher following a whirlwind courtship. He returns to Australia ahead of her and her two children, and dies before they arrive. His ... See full summary »

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Simon Wincer
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Credited cast:
Peter Billingsley ... Marty Adamson
Tony Bonner ... Tom Hannon
Beth Buchanan Beth Buchanan ... Zoe Hannon
Les Dayman
Linda Evans ... Kate Hannon
John Ewart ... Henry Dingwell
Lois Foraker Lois Foraker ... Mary
Peter Ford Peter Ford ... Phil
Asher Keddie ... Emma Hannon
Toni Lamond Toni Lamond ... Auntie Dier
Stephen H. Lewis Stephen H. Lewis ... Crew Member
Micole Mercurio ... Judy
Judy Morris ... Meg Stenning
David Ravenswood David Ravenswood ... Austin
Jason Robards ... Ed Stenning
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A single mother from LA marries an Australian cattle rancher following a whirlwind courtship. He returns to Australia ahead of her and her two children, and dies before they arrive. His widow is left with a debt-ridden ranch during one of the worst droughts in Australian history. In addition, she has land-grabbing neighbors to contend with. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy <lumberjack@leaco.net>

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An American woman's courageous struggle to carve out a new life for herself and her family amid the harsh splendour of Australia's Great Outback [DVD Australia] See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Australia | New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La última frontera See more »

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Budget:

AUD12,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Both Jason Robards and Meredith Salinger starred together in Dream a Little Dream 1988 See more »

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Referenced in Back Roads: Flinders Ranges, South Australia (2019) See more »

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The Last Frontier
4 November 2009 | by elizjamesonSee all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorite movies. Both Linda Evans and Jack Thompson played their parts totally convincingly and with a feeling that communicated itself to the audience. It was not only a great drama but one of the best romantic films I have seen. After watching this movie, I became a Jack Thompson fan and have ordered many of his movies to view. The rest of the cast also did an outstanding job. The conditions in the Outback during a drought were pictured very realistically. I enjoyed the camel races in Alice Springs, the visit to the Aborigine camp and became interested in the issue of drilling for water. For this viewer, the film was not only a very well done romantic drama but also an educational one. I spent hours reading about Australia.I hope it soon becomes available in a region one format so that North American viewers can enjoy the film.


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