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Shame (1988)

R | | Drama | 15 July 1988 (USA)
Asta Cadell, a lawyer traveling through the Australian Outback on holiday, stops in a small Western Australian town after her motorcycle breaks down and shacks up with Tim Curtis, the local... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborra-Lee Furness ... Asta Cadell
Tony Barry ... Tim Curtis
Simone Buchanan ... Lizzie Curtis
Gillian Jones Gillian Jones ... Tina Farrel
Peter Aanensen Peter Aanensen ... Sgt. Wal Cuddy
Margaret Ford Margaret Ford ... Norma Curtis
David Franklin ... Danny Fiske
Bill McCluskey Bill McCluskey ... Ross (as Bill McClusky)
Allison Taylor Allison Taylor ... Penny
Phillip Dean Phillip Dean ... Gary
Stig Wemyss Stig Wemyss ... Bobby (as Graeme 'Stig' Wemyss)
Douglas Walker Douglas Walker ... Andrew
Matthew Quartermaine Matthew Quartermaine ... Brian
Matt Hayden Matt Hayden ... Wayne
Warren Jones Warren Jones ... Bruce
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Asta Cadell, a lawyer traveling through the Australian Outback on holiday, stops in a small Western Australian town after her motorcycle breaks down and shacks up with Tim Curtis, the local mechanic, while fixing it. She then becomes involved in helping Curtis' teenage daughter, Lizzie, who has been recently date-raped by Danny Fiske, the son of a wealthy, well-known citizen and his gang. Asta persuades Lizzie to press charges against Danny, but the local population becomes determined to keep the incident a secret at any cost and soon Asta and the Curtis family's lives are in danger. Written by matt-282

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Certificate:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade da Vergonha See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 1,650,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$300,000
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A modern retelling of Shane
29 December 2006 | by SSaranovichSee all my reviews

I always wondered if the film title was in homage of the 50's movie classic, since Shame's story line of the outsider showing up, fighting wrongs, and ultimately, helping a community get back their self-respect seems to have the same themes. This movie was re-made as a 1992 made for TV movie with Amanda Donahoe as the lead character and the locale changed to be the Pacific Northwest of the US rather than the outback of Australia. The theatrical film is the more powerful of the two. If you like this film, you might also enjoy the 1996 movie "Foxfire," where a teenage Angelina Jolie is cast as the trouble-making outsider showing up to help right wrongs.


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