Starlight Hotel - 1987
Challenge Films - 95 min.
EAN/UPC # 8856021031859; 9418212012215
Cast: Peter Phelps, Greer Robson, Marshall Napier.
Crew: Screenplay: Grant Hinden Miller; Photography: Warrick Attewell; Editor: Michael Horton; Music: Morton Wilson, Andrew Hagen; Producers: Larry Parr, Finola Dwyer; Director: Sam Pillsbury.
A superbly cinematographed, if thinly scripted adventure, set in rural Otago during the 1930's. It centers on a young and determined Kate (Robson) who runs away from her aunt and uncle to find her father in Wellingon. By chance, she meets up with Patrick (Phelps), a World War I veteran, on the run after attacking a repossession man. They become reluctant traveling companions, each using the other as a cover to elude the law. Meant for a young audience, this "family film" makes for a enjoyable watch. "The Wizard" has a part as the Swaggie, early on in the film. Filmed mostly in central Otago locations, plus Oamaru and Christchurch.
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: B-
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