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A long-haul truck driver writes best-selling romantic novels and is too embarrassed to admit to his tough truckie mates that he's some sort of arty-crafty poofter in his spare time. He passes off his feisty girlfriend as the real author. Then the publishers want to arrange public appearance for the author, and the pawpaw hits the fan...


96 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Comedy, Romance, On the Art Circuit

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Now just hold the pen firmly...
Now just hold the pen firmly...

Credits

Cast
Tony Barry, Jeanie Drynan, Andrew S. Gilbert, Hugh Jackman, Claudia Karvan
Director
Antony Bowman
ScreenplayAntony Bowman
MusicBurkhart von Dallwitz
CinematographyDavid Burr
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1998
Produced byPolyGram Filmed Entertainment





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
10
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
10
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
10
The Star
Peter Townshend
12
Die Burger
Francois Smith
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
SA City Life
5
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
Film Review
John Binns
10

What the People say

Internet
28 Netizens
13

Average .. 58%

12

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Jean Grey 20
Amanda Nowac 20

Average .. 100%

20

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Offbeat Aussie romance which follows a somewhat different pattern to the usual Hollywood fare. However there is not really much substance to the movie.

Eveymartine Brogan: A gem!

Jean Grey: Very sad and romantic, Hugh Jackman was fantastic!






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