Heart of the Stag - 1984
Southern Light Pictures - 90 min.
DVD UPC # 029502039967
Cast: Bruno Lawrence, Terence Cooper, Mary Regan
Screenplay: Neil Illingworth; Story: Michael Firth; Photography: James Bartle; Editor: Michael Horton; Production Designer: Gary Hansen; Music: Leonard Rosenman; Producers: Don Reynolds and Michael Firth; Director: Michael Firth.
An affluent rancher (Cooper) has two favourite pastimes: hunting stags and, since his wife has suffered a crippling stroke, having sex with his daughter (Regan), now an adult. One night an itinerant handyman (Lawrence) disturbs a session when he knocks on their door after his utility truck has a breakdown. Short of men, the rancher takes him on to help muster and shear the sheep. The newcomer is attracted to the daughter, but she is aloof. Gradually he fathoms what is going on and tensions build between him and the rancher to a showdown.
Censor Rating: M -- Review Rating: C+
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