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      R 1985 1 hr. 33 min. Drama List
      Reviews 27% 50+ Ratings Audience Score A young Marine sergeant (Matt Dillon) goes AWOL with a married cabaret singer (Debbie Byrne) in World War II Sydney, Australia. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Love love this movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member I kinda just threw this on the TV, not knowing it was a musical or anything, but wow, why would you make a musical about WWII like this? This movie was bad. Either the accents are so good that I couldn't understand a word, or they were so bad that not even Australians could understand this movie. I'm not sure, but it's just singing and dancing and some kind of love story until the melodramatic ending. I don't recommend this. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Rather dull story about a recovering American World War II soldier who goes AWOL in Sydney after refusing to take no for an answer in attempts to reel in the affections of a married cabaret entertainer. I struggled to feel attached to any of the characters and to stay awake during this. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Pacific WWII US deserter on leave in Australia becomes involved with a local singer with some annoying persistence. Originally a play and transformed into a feature film and soundtrack. Contained too much cabaret and singing for my liking, which was decidedly lacking in a 1940s feel. Invoking sympathy for a deserter proved difficult. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member The 1940s have never looked more like the 1980s than in Michael Jenkins’ Rebel, from 1985. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Derek Malcolm Guardian The result is pretty difficult to sit through, even if you just want to listen to the music. Nov 3, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A young Marine sergeant (Matt Dillon) goes AWOL with a married cabaret singer (Debbie Byrne) in World War II Sydney, Australia.
      Michael Jenkins
      Bob Herbert, Michael Jenkins
      Original Language
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 4, 2011
      Sound Mix