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Matching Jack (2010)

  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 379 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 19 August 2010 (Australia)
  • Runtime: 99 min
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  • IMDb page: Matching Jack (2010)
  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 379 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 19 August 2010 (Australia)
  • Runtime: 99 min
  • Filming Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Gross: AUD 807,621(Australia)(21 September 2010)
  • Director: Nadia Tass
  • Stars: Jacinda Barrett, Richard Roxburgh and Tom Russell
  • Original Music By: Paul Grabowsky   

Writing Credits By:

  • Lynne Renew  story &
  • Lynne Renew  written by and
  • David Parker  written by

Known Trivia

  • In the opening scene magician Sue-Anne Webster saws her assistant in half with a hand saw. This illusion had to be modified to suit the film from the chainsaw she normally uses as it would have been too intense for a children’s birthday party.

Plot: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.  »

Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.

Synopsis

Synopsis: Matching Jack is a powerful emotional drama from award winning director Nadia Tass, about the unbreakable bond between parent and child.

Life seems idyllic for Marisa (Jacinda Barrett) and her son, Jack (Tom Russell), until a poor performance at a school soccer match ends with Jack in hospital and Marisa trying to find her husband, David (Richard Roxburgh), who is interstate at a conference. In fact, David is planning to leave Marisa for his current mistress (Yvonne Strahovski), with his phone off and not a care in the world.

Jack is diagnosed with leukaemia and the only possibility of a cure is if David has had a child from one of his many flings who could be a bone marrow donor. So Marisa looks back through his diaries, figures when he could have been having affairs, and goes out door knocking. Unsuspecting women face a desperate mother as Marisa searches high and low for possibilities and the full scale of David’s infidelity is revealed.

Meanwhile, Jack befriends Finn (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a young Irish boy in the next bed. He has been travelling the world with his father, Connor (James Nesbitt). Initial disdain turns to mutual respect as both Marisa and Connor find their own ways to deal with their respective sons’ illnesses.

MATCHING JACK beautifully captures the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit…with a gentle and uplifting ending, that hints at a future full of hope.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Jamie Carmichael known as executive producer
  • Richard Keddie known as producer
  • David Parker known as producer
  • Nadia Tass known as producer
  • Geoff Webb known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jacinda Barrett known as Marissa
  • Richard Roxburgh known as David
  • Tom Russell known as Jack
  • James Nesbitt known as Connor
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee known as Finn
  • Yvonne Strahovski known as Veronica
  • Colin Friels known as Professor Nelson
  • Julia Blake known as Cleo
  • Marg Downey known as Nurse Celia
  • Daniela Farinacci known as Ange
  • Alexandra Schepisi known as Janice
  • Nicole Gulasekharam known as Kerry
  • Krista Vendy known as Angela
  • Jane Allsop known as Marianne
  • Jacinta Stapleton known as Madeline
  • Madeleine West known as Nancy
  • Lauren Clair known as Bernadette
  • Beau Burley-Amuludun known as Bernadette's Son #1
  • Leon Burley-Amuludun known as Bernadette's Son #2
  • Marney McQueen known as Gwendoline
  • Nick Farnell known as Marianne's Husband
  • Victoria Eagger known as Nurse Brackston
  • Greg Saunders known as Dr. Saunders
  • Andy McPhee known as Wild Bill Maguire
  • Kate Kendall known as Registrar
  • Jamie McCarney known as Portly Wizard
  • David Tredinnick known as Anaesthetist
  • Jane Clifton known as Finn's Doctor
  • Amanda Muggleton known as Home Nurse
  • Tim Robertson known as Professor Langley
  • Gareth Yuen known as Radiologist
  • Ravi Chand known as Orderly 1
  • Julia Harari known as Young Doctor
  • Ferdinand Hoang known as Tram Driver
  • Sue-Anne Webster known as Lady Blondin (Magician)
  • Tim Ellis known as Magician's Assistant
  • Cameron Nugent known as Constable
  • Bill Green known as Coach
  • Steve Montgomery known as Referee
  • Damian Callinan known as Guy in Ute
  • Paul Pearson known as Bill
  • Jasper Bagg known as James the Shipwright
  • Virginia Dowzer known as Woman at Door
  • Dom Phelan known as Concierge
  • Kate Mylius known as Jesse
  • Lynnelle Moran known as Band in Irish Pub
  • Dan West known as Band in Irish Pub
  • Ewen Baker known as Band in Irish Pub
  • Peter Sheehan known as Band in Irish Pub
  • Des Mullan known as Musician
  • Max Dowzer-Strode known as Orderly 2
  • Christopher Tass-Parker known as Orderly 3
  • Kristy Barnes-Cullen known as Night Nurse (uncredited)
  • Trent Heath known as Mathew (uncredited)

..

 

Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Christine Spiller known as additional makeup
  • Zeljka Stanin known as key hair
  • Zeljka Stanin known as key makeup
  • Kirsten Veysey known as makeup designer
  • Cheryl Williams known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Chloe Ballinger known as art department attachment
  • Dan Beck known as art department assistant
  • Denise Goudy known as set dresser
  • John Mckenna known as props
  • John McKenna known as set dresser
  • Michael O'Sullivan known as standby props
  • Jocelyn Thomas known as art department coordinator

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Cascade Films
  • Film Victoria
  • Screen Australia

Other Companies:

  • Media Risk Management  completion bond company
  • HW Wood  insurance
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Lotus Post  ADR recording
  • Marshalls & Dent  legal services by
  • Real People Victoria  extras casting
  • Video Australasia  camera equipment provided by

Distributors:

  • 20th Century Fox Australia (2010) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (Australia) (theatrical)

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Other Stuff

Release Date:
  • Australia 29 July 2010 (Melbourne International Film Festival)
  • Australia 19 August 2010
  • USA 17 October 2010 (Hawaii Film Festival)
  • Italy 28 October 2010 (Rome Film Festival)
  • Israel 8 July 2011 (Jerusalem Film Festival)
  • Greece 15 September 2011 (Athens Film Festival)
  • Canada 25 September 2011 (Edmonton International Film Festival)

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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