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Tim (1979, Mel Gibson, Piper Laurie)

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A young, gorgeous Mel Gibson stars in gentle romantic drama Tim about a slow-witted young man who develops a friendship with an older woman who hires him to work around her house and yard. Their seemingly odd relationship causes the woman’s neighbours to suspect there is more going on than meets the eye. Based on a novel by the author of the wildly popular ‘The Thorn Birds,’ Colleen McCullough.

Tim was remade for TV in 1996 as Mary & Tim, with Candice Bergen and Thomas McCarthy.

production details
Australia | 109 minutes | 1979
Director: Michael Pate
cast
Pat Evison as Em Melville
Mel Gibson as Tim Melville
Piper Laurie as Mary Horton
Alwyn Kurts as Ron Melville
Peter Gwynne as Tom Ainsley
Deborah Kennedy as Dawnie Melville

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