Till There Was You (1990 film)
|Till There Was You|
|Directed by||John Seale|
|Produced by||Hal and Jim McElroy|
|Written by||Michael Thomas|
|Music by||Graeme Revell|
|Edited by||Jill Bilcock|
|Distributed by||CIC (video)|
Till There Was You is a 1990 Australian film, written by Michael Thomas and directed by John Seale. Cast members included Mark Harmon, Martin Garner, Gregory T. Daniel, and Deborah Kara Unger. The film was shot on location in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.
The film's title is taken from the song "Till There Was You", written by Meredith Willson for his 1957 musical play The Music Man. Australian pop singer Kate Ceberano performed the song on the movie's soundtrack.
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Frank Flynn is summonsed from New York City to Vanuatu by his brother Charlie . He arrives only to find Charlie dead, and becomes involved with his late brother's partner, Viv, and Viv's unhappy wife, Anna.
- Mark Harmon as Frank Flynn
- Jeroen Krabbe as Robert 'Viv' Vivaldi
- Deborah Unger as Anna Vivaldi
- Martin Garner as Mr. Jimmy
- Gregory T. Daniel as Trumpet Player (as Gregory Daniel)
- Terry Davis as Joanna
- Pamela Kalsal as Stewardess
- Shane Briant as Rex
- Lech Mackiewicz as Muzza
- Ivan Kesa as Snowy
- Ritchie Singer as Robbo
- Jeff Truman as Nobby
According to producer Jim McElroy, the aim of the movie was to make an adventure film in the style of Elephant Walk (1954) or To Have and Have Not (1944). It marked the directorial debut of highly regarded cinematographer John Seale. Dennis Quaid was originally rumoured to play the lead.
Half the budget was provided by the FFC, whose contribution amounted to $6,326,711.
The film was shot from 6 November 1989 to 19 January 1990.
- "Production Survey", Cinema Papers, March 1990 p73
- Andrew Urban, "Till There Was You", Cinema Papers, May 1990 p610
- "Paul Harris Reports", Cinema Papers, March 1989 p3
- Helen Barlow, "The Australian Film Finance Corporation", Cinema Papers, August 1991 p35
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- Till There Was You at the National Film and Sound Archive
- Till There Was You at Peter Malone
- Till There Was You at New York Times
- Review at Entertainment Weekly
- Till There Was You at TCMDB
- Trailer at Artist Direct
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