Director: Michael Pate Cast: Piper Laurie, Mel Gibson, Alwyn Kurts
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Based on a novel by Colleen McCullough (The Thorn Birds), this "May-December romance" stars Piper Laurie as Mary Horton, a lonely middle-aged American career woman who hires a handsome, mildly retarded young handyman named Tim (played by 22-year-old Mel Gibson in his third screen role). At first keeping her distance, Mary is drawn closer to Tim as the days pass. When Tim's mother dies, Mary becomes his surrogate mother, a relationship that deepens into romantic love. Tim's older sister Dawn (Deborah Kennedy) resents Mary's "intrusion" into their lives, but Tim's dad Ron (Alwyn Kurts) blesses the relationship, realizing that it is beneficial to both parties. Director Michael Pate avoids all opportunities to cheapen or sensationalize the material; while Tim and Mary do end up in bed, it is a sweet moment, not a prurient one. Tim was produced for Australian television.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2006
UPC: 0096009455293
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Echo Bridge
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:34:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Chapter selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Piper Laurie Mary Horton
Mel Gibson Tim Melville
Alwyn Kurts Ron Melville
Pat Evison Emily Melville
Peter Gwynne Tom Ainsley
Deborah Kennedy Dawn Melville
David Foster Mick Harrington
Margo Lee Mrs. Harrington
James Condon Mr. Harrington
Kevin Leslie Curly Campbell
Catherine Bray Mrs. Martinson
Doris Goddard Barmaid Maudie
Michael Caulfield John Harrington
Allan Penney Storekeeper Thompson

Technical Credits
Michael Pate Director,Producer,Screenwriter
David Stiven Editor
Paul Onorato Cinematographer
Eric Jupp Score Composer
John Carroll Art Director
Colleen McCullough Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tim
1. Odd Jobs [7:46]
2. Not the Full Quid [8:00]
3. On the Beach [9:51]
4. Engaged [5:48]
5. No Matter How Big [8:36]
6. Happily Ever After [7:54]
7. Teach the Children [7:47]
8. In a Heartbeat [5:12]
9. The Best Thing [11:03]
10. Clockwork Monkey [7:20]
11. Love Is Patient [4:11]
12. Peace at the Last [10:15]

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