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Shine
7.4 Rating
(229 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush

David Helfgott - Adult
Justin Braine

Justin Braine

Tony
Sonia Todd

Sonia Todd

Sylvia
Alex Rafalowicz

Alex Rafalowicz

David Helfgott - Child
Gordon Poole

Gordon Poole

Eisteddfod Presenter
Nicholas Bell

Nicholas Bell

Ben Rosen


Written by
Jan Sardi

Jan Sardi

(screenplay)
Scott Hicks

Scott Hicks

(story)


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A repertoire of Australian talent that Shines...

5 years, 4 months ago at Dec 17 6:03
1 vote
"In this world only the strong survive. The weak get crushed like insects."

Shine is a deceitfully straightforward and disposable title for an unreservedly amazing motion picture. This low-budget Australian feature illuminates the strength of the human spirit and the triumph of the heart as it depicts the tremendous courage of a troubled individual. The story it conveys is incredibl... read more

Underrated Aussie film...

4 years, 2 months ago at Jan 28 17:22
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Shine is an extremely underrated Australian film that is lovable, quite depressing and a bit funny as well. This film teaches no matter how hard or how bad things become in life for someone it is never too late to rise above it and to fix it again. It some ways, Shine is quite a hard film to watch but it can be a feel-good film too. This film made me feel all of those things in all different ways.... read more

A good but overrated movie

2 years, 8 months ago at Aug 16 9:19
1 vote
To be honest, I always had some mixed feelings about this movie. Indeed, back in those days, there was a huge buzz about this flick and, thanks to this feature, Geoffrey Rush's career finally took off and he became afterwards a familiar face in many popular movies. It also launched the career of Scott Hicks who has been working in the US ever since even though none of his other movies have been re... read more
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Release date: 20 November 1996
UPC: 794043454622
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