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Never Tell Me Never (1998)

This is the story of Janine Shepard, a world class skier faced with tragedy, being hit by a car and being told she will never walk again.

Director:

David Elfick

Writers:

John Cundill (screenplay), Janine Shepherd (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia Karvan ... Janine Shepherd
Michael Caton ... Max Shepherd
Diane Craig Diane Craig ... Shirley Shepherd
John Howard ... Uncle Darryl
Paul Bishop Paul Bishop ... Scott
Malcolm Kennard ... Tim Blake
Robert Mammone ... Dr Adrian Cohen
Joel Edgerton ... Pab
Justine Clarke ... Anna
Mouche Phillips Mouche Phillips ... Meredith
Simon Cutter Simon Cutter ... Dr. Guildford
William Upjohn William Upjohn ... ICU Registrar
Gosia Dobrowolska ... Nurse Anne
Ursula Brooks ... Nurse Jane
Robert Alexander ... Dr John Stephen
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This is the story of Janine Shepard, a world class skier faced with tragedy, being hit by a car and being told she will never walk again.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Janine - Wettkampf mit dem Schicksal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Nancy: Make sure he keeps his skis on.
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Connections

Features High Road to China (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Drop the Pilot
Written by Joan Armatrading
Performed by Justine Clarke, Claudia Karvan and Mouche Phillips
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Never Tell Me Never is one of the best biographical films I've ever seen!
15 October 2005 | by lindawaas-2See all my reviews

I'm not from Australia, and I admit that I don't know much about Janine Shepherd other than what I learned while watching the movie, but, in my opinion, Never Tell Me Never is one of the best biographical films I've ever seen. No cheesy, 60's-70's-style "this is a profound moment, people!" music; an understated, effective performance by Claudia Karvan as Janine; and, overall, a solid movie that gets to the point without getting bogged down in the details (if the writers had decided to put in every single moment of Janine's journey, they'd still be filming!). Yes, other people who were involved in Janine's story weren't totally fleshed out, but the movie was about Janine, not everybody else and, again, there's only so much attention that can be paid by an audience before they fall asleep! I enjoyed Never Tell Me Never so much, I've watched it virtually every time it's been on TV!


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