Opal Dream

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Earnest performances and Peter Cattaneo's sympathetic direction gives heart to the simple, timeworn script.



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When the imaginary friends of a young girl living in Australia's Lightning Ridge opal-mining town go missing, the inexplicable illness that befalls her soon prompts her brother to organize a desperate search for his sister's transparent pals in director Peter Cattaneo's adaptation of Ben Rice's popular children's novella. Kellyanne is a young girl with a vivid imagination and two invisible friends named Pobby and Dingan. Though her brother, Ashmol, was never the affectionate type, his concern at seeing his little sister become ill after Pobby and Dingan disappear quickly sets into motion an incredible journey that will serve as a transformative rite of passage for not just Ashmol, but the whole town of Lightning Ridge as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Jacqueline McKenzie
as Annie Williamson
Sapphire Boyce
as Kellyanne Williamson
Christian Byers
as Ashmol Williamson
Vince Colosimo
as Rex Williamson
Denise Roberts
as Vera Dunkley
Peter Callan
as Dan Dunkley
Stephen Potter
as Lyndon Dunkley
Sharni Honor
as Sandra Dunkley
Lisa Flanagan
as Ms. Banamooka
Anthony Braun
as Lyndon's Gang
Casey Frew
as Lyndon's Gang
Martin Grava
as Lyndon's Gang
David Field
as Jack the Quack
Robert Hamblyn
as Heavy Miner
John Clark
as Neville
James Edwards
as Court Clerk
Kerry Reid
as Stenographer
Nicholas Bell
as Judge McNulty
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