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Boulevard of Broken Dreams (1988)

A successful Australian writer discovers he has cancer and returns home to Melbourne to be with his estranged wife and daughter.

Director:

Pino Amenta

Writer:

Frank Howson (screenplay)
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Waters ... Tom Garfield
Penelope Stewart Penelope Stewart ... Helen Garfield
Nicki Paull Nicki Paull ... Suzy Daniels
Kim Gyngell ... Ian McKenzie
Andrew McFarlane ... Jonathon Lovel
Ross Thompson Ross Thompson ... Cameron Wright
Jacinta Stapleton ... Jassie Garfield
Kevin Miles Kevin Miles ... Geoff Bormann
William Ten Eyck William Ten Eyck ... Michael Orloff
Helen McDonald Helen McDonald ... Dr. Goldstein
Ian Catchlove Ian Catchlove ... Bookstore Manager
Jeremy Kewley ... Waiter
John Samaha ... Cab Driver
Ian McFadyen Ian McFadyen ... Hotel Clerk
Jon Concannon Jon Concannon ... Bellboy
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A successful Australian writer discovers he has cancer and returns home to Melbourne to be with his estranged wife and daughter.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1988 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulwar utraconych zludzen See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Boulevard Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The picture was nominated for seven Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Editing and Best Cinematography but winning two - for Best Actor (John Waters) and Best Supporting Actor (Kim Gyngell). See more »


Soundtracks

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
Performed by Stephen Cummings
Backing Vocals by Lisa Edwards, Nick Smith and Wendy Matthews
Produced by John French and David Herzog
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As Bad As It Gets
2 October 2013 | by werefox08See all my reviews

When the leading actor is totally un-convincing, then any movie has huge problems. John Waters is just plain wooden as successful writer Tom Garfield. The boring story plods along....with no surprises along the tortuous way. The use of music is almost unbelievably awful. The script is terrible. The B grade Australian actors try....but television is where they belong. It feels like a 1975 film, and I was amazed to find out it was made in 1988. SO---Who should watch this trash ?? Young actors, directors, writers etc. etc. etc. They should see how bad a movie can be, and try hard not to forget it. I am completely sure John Waters never watches this...and never speaks about it


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