Close to Home (2019)

Close to Home is a New Zealand television soap opera which ran on Television One from 1975 to 1983. Set in a suburb of Wellington, it originally revolved around the trials and tribulations of the Hearte family. Most of the Hearte children were written out of the show within its first two years. The older members of the Hearte family remained through most of the show's run and later storylines revolved around their interactions with neighbours and friends. A high point of the series occurred in 1982 with the wedding of Gayle and Gavin. Rehearsals took place in a local community hall in Avalon, and “Close to Home” was mostly shot in the largest NZBC TV studio, No 8, at Avalon Studios, Avalon, Lower Hutt, which had sets round the studio of rooms in various characters’ houses plus the bar of the local hotel. It was criticised for the number of scenes set in the bar, but that was the only place apart from private homes that scenes could be set in without going on location, which was infrequent. The show featured John Bach, who went on to have his own TV seris, Duggan, and appear in various films. Jennifer Ward-Lealand appeared as a school friend of Gayle's after Fiona Lovatt's contract expired. Jim Moriarty played a school teacher. Other cast members included Pat Evison, Ginette MacDonald, and, in a special appearance, The Kokatahi Band.

Directing:
  • Luke Wilson
  • Andrew Wilson

Writing:
  • Luke Wilson

Stars:
Release Date: 2019
Metacritic: 7.4/10
  • Country: NZ
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 30
Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson
Neil King
Seymour Cassel
Seymour Casse...
Boyd Fullbright
Azura Skye
Azura Skye
May
Eddie Griffin
Eddie Griffin
McTeague
Angela Alvarado
Angela Alvara...
Irma
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
Dave
Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson
Wendell Baker
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Doreen
Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristoff...
L.R. Nasher
Heather Kafka
Heather Kafka
Marianne
John Bach
John Bach
Unknown
Jennifer Ward-Lealand
Jennifer Ward...
Jan
Ilona Rodgers
Ilona Rodgers
Unknown
Ian Gilmour
Ian Gilmour
Unknown
Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean St...
Skip Summers
Mark Wallace
Mark Wallace
Federale Officer
Jo Harvey Allen
Jo Harvey All...
Wanda King
Jacob Vargas
Jacob Vargas
Reyes Morales
Buck Taylor
Buck Taylor
Bob Draper
Billy Joe Shaver
Billy Joe Sha...
Reverend Shackelton
Richard Jones
Richard Jones
Dr. Van Horn
Glen Powell
Glen Powell
Paper Boy
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