Starring: Mel Gibson & Piper Laurie Director: Michael Pate
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Peace Arch Trinity
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
    • Dubbed - French, Spanish

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Product Description:

A handsome, mentally retarded young man shares an intimate relationship with an attractive businesswoman in her mid-40's. When the question of marriage eventually arises, they both suddenly realize the seriousness of their friendship. Based on the novel by Colleen McCollough.


  • 1.Prelude to Act Ii of Lohengrin
  • 2.Waltz in C - Sharp Minor
  • 3.Violin Concerto No. 1 (2nd Mvt.)
  • 4.Coppelia
  • 5.Symphony No. 2 (3rd Mvt.)
  • 6.Piano Concerto in a Minor (1st Mvt.)
  • 7.Emperor Waltz

Plot Synopsis:

A poignant drama about an older business woman, Mary Horton, who befriends Tim, a slightly, mentally handicapped young man who she has employed to work around her home. They develop a close, personal friendship, and Mary teaches Tim how to read and invites him down to her summer house at the beach. Though Tim's family love him very much, they are over-protective, and have no idea that he is falling in love with his employer. When Tim's mother has a heart attack and dies, it is Mary who Tim turns to for comfort, with surprising results...

Plot Keywords:

Mental Illness | Romance | Scandal | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Directorial debut for Michael Pate.
  • Produced by Satori and Pisces, in association with the Australian Film Commision and the Nine Television Network of Australia.
  • Shot between August and September 1978 in Sydney.
  • Released theatrically in Australia July 13, 1979.
  • Copyright 1979 Pisces Productions Pty Ltd.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 102,657
  • UPC: 625828224805
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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