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A Little Bit of Soul (1998)

Two scientists vie for funding from a wealthy heiress and her loopy politician husband.

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Peter Duncan

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Peter Duncan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Geoffrey Rush ... Godfrey Usher
David Wenham ... Dr. Richard Shorkinghorn
Frances O'Connor ... Kate Haslett
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ... Grace Michael
John Gaden John Gaden ... Dr. Sommerville
Iris Shand Iris Shand ... Mrs. Crane
Kerry Walker Kerry Walker ... Eugenie Mason
Roy Billing ... Judge
Jennifer Hagan Jennifer Hagan ... The Prosecution
Peter Duncan Peter Duncan ... The Defence
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Hungry Fred
Craig Rasmus Craig Rasmus ... Bobby
Paul Livingston ... Chickens (voice)
Richard Roxburgh ... Sir Samuel Michael (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoel Goldenberg Yoel Goldenberg ... Jack
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Richard and Kate are former lovers who are now working independently to find the secret of the aging process. Both apply for funding from the Michael Foundation, and are asked to spend the weekend discussing the proposals with the Head of the Foundation, who happens to be married to the Australian Treasurer. They have a very interesting weekend. Written by Anonymous

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In love, science and politics, anything is possible if you're willing to give up... A Little Bit of Soul.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Con un po' d'anima See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Spoofs A Few Good Men (1992) See more »

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"a completely boring film about the Devil, the fountain of youth and government figures making fools of themselves"
23 November 2000 | by N G ASee all my reviews

Nobody says it like the New York Times, source of the above quot. I saw a movie I hadn't heard of in the new releases rack at Bockblusters. I thought what's to lose with Geoffrey Rush and good Australian perverse fun? My first problem is that they actually show you a trailer for the movie right before the movie? What folly this? After watching I can only guess that some exec thought that the anticipation of wacky plot twists might keep viewers from springing out of their seats and pushing rewind. I sure couldn't make it through the viewing in one sitting. Had to view part 2 first thing on Thanksgiving morning when resistance was low. Astoundingly dull. Lovely actors and scenery portraying a feeble script. Really: don't bother.

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