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Mister Johnson (1990) Bruce Beresford, Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward, Maynard Eziashi, Drama

Mister Johnson (1990)
A decade after he broke through with Breaker Morant, Australian director Bruce Beresford made another acclaimed film about the effects of colonialism on the individual. In a performance that earned him the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for best actor, Maynard Eziashi plays the title character, a Nigerian villager eager to work as a civil servant for the British authorities, including a sympathetic district officer (Pierce Brosnan), in the hope that it will benefit him in the future. Instead, his ambition leads to his tragic downfall. Mister Johnson, based on the 1939 novel by Joyce Cary, is a graceful, heartfelt drama about the limits of idealism, affectingly acted and handsomely shot.
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Her Alibi (1989) Bruce Beresford, Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance

Her Alibi (1989)
A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers’ block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt his first assessment. He is still falling for her, but more and more nervous as time passes, and there are more close calls with death on his part.
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Money Movers (1978) Bruce Beresford, Terence Donovan, Tony Bonner, Ed Devereaux, Crime, Action, Thriller

Money Movers (Bruce Beresford, 1978)
Filmed in Adelaide, South Australia, Bruce Beresford’s adaptation of Devon Minchin’s novel is a raw fast-paced independent feature with an all star Australian cast including Bryan Brown, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, ‘Terry Donovan’ and Tony Bonner. Story has a group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house only to have the scam overtaken by a crime boss due to a corrupt police detective and the plot foiled by a wily ex-cop.
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