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The Nostradamus Kid (1993)

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This genial Australian coming-of-age film is based on the experiences of its narrator, writer and director Bob Ellis. The first part of the film covers the difficulties teenaged Ken (Noah Thomas) has at a church summer camp run the the Seventh Day Adventists; he is not "with the program," and consistently asks heretical questions during prayer meetings. Also, he can't help keeping a watchful, admiring eye on a visiting preacher's pretty daughter. He gets to ditch his ultra-religious background when he goes to work at a university newspaper some six years later and, despite (or perhaps because of) his scruffy appearance, he finds himself attractive to girls. One legacy of his years at church is a pervading sense that the world may end soon, and when he insists that his new girlfriend drive him away from Sydney in her father's car because he anticipates nuclear war as a result of the Cuban Missle Crisis, it is the last straw in their relationship. Years later, now a successful film director, he runs into some of his friends from earlier days. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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Cast

Noah Taylor
as Ken Elkin
Miranda Otto
as Jennie O'Brien
Jack Campbell
as McAlister
Erick Mitsak
as Wayland
Alice Garner
as Esther Anderson
Lucy Bell
as Sarai
Arthur Dignam
as Pastor Anderson
Jodie Andrews
as Fat Woman
Allan Light
as Brother Allison
Robyn Gurney
as Mrs. Elkin
Colin Friels
as American Preacher
Chris Harding
as 2nd Bikie
Melanie Reeson
as 1st Adventist Girl
Kirilee Trist
as 2nd Adventist Girl
Marie Lloyd
as Shepard's Rod
Annie Byron
as Mrs. Rod
Hec McMillan
as Meryl's Mum
Greg Simpson
as Mr. O'Brien
Marilla Newman
as 1st Club Stripper
Joanne Reid
as 2nd Club Stripper
Judy Schmidt
as 3rd Club Stripper
Norman Galton
as Bus Conductor
Bob Maza
as Black Man
Jim McClelland
as Magistrate
Carmel Mullin
as Customer
Bruno Baldoni
as Italian Grocer
Kenny Graham
as Elderly Attendant
Imogen Annesley
as 1st Beat Girl
Pamela Hawken
as Piano Player
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