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Actors: Piper Laurie, Mel Gibson, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison, Peter Gwynne
Director: Michael Pate
Genres: Drama
NR     1997     1hr 49min

All actors have to try a mental-impairment role at some point in their careers (don't they?), and Mel Gibson took his best shot with this sweet film about a young retarded man and his gentle relationship with an older woma...  more »


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Actors: Piper Laurie, Mel Gibson, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison, Peter Gwynne
Director: Michael Pate
Creators: Paul Onorato, Michael Pate, David Stiven, Geoff Gardiner, Colleen McCullough
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: Essex
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 10/21/1997
Original Release Date: 01/01/1979
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1979
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 1hr 49min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Mary R. (Havana-Bill) from TALLAHASSEE, FL
Reviewed on 8/19/2009...
This is a good story and could be a great movie. Unfortunately the Direction and photography are not that good. Mel Gibson is a great actor but not very believable as someone that is simple or retarded.

This movie was written, set and filmed in Australia. It is unfortunate for me that I read the book and saw the American version called "Mary and Tim" staring Candice Bergen. Although this other movie was set in America it was much more believable.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

RitaSV | WA USA | 12/02/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"It is a rare occasion that I am disappointed enough to write a negative review but I feel compelled to do so.

First, let me emphasize that my complaint is not with the content of the movie which is surprisingly faithful to the book. I've owned 'Tim' on VHS for many years and clearly understood that this version had not been digitally remastered or such. I expected the poor image quality, I simply wanted to be able to watch from a DVD rather than a videotape that was beginning to show its' age.

My issue with this DVD is that a pivotal, and I mean pivotal scene between Tim and Mary is completely left out of this version of the film! I kept 'rewinding' thinking I had somehow missed it but, no, it was not there.

Should I complain so vocally over a $4.99 DVD? Perhaps not, but for those of you who are fans of the movie and just looking for a more contemporary medium to view it in, don't bother with this particular copy of 'Tim'. In comparing the number of minutes on each of the 'Tim' DVDs offered here it would appear that they are all likely missing that scene. I shall just have to try to extend the life of my poor worn out video tape for as long as I can, I suppose."
DVD "Tim"
Anna M. Curren | 01/18/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

""Tim" has a 2006 DVD release date, of a film that was made in 1979. The DVD was clearly made from an unrestored film source. The color is poor, and in places the track flips. That said, the film itself is so moving, Colleen Mc Cullough of "Thorn Birds" wrote it after all, that it makes these defects negligible. It's a masterful, moving story, beautifully acted, that is unforgettable.
Anna M. Curren, San Diego"
Lindy | Houston, TX USA | 02/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really enjoy this movie. It's not a high dollar movie but it really is a nice story."