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TMDB Rating 7

Financials

Revenue: $0

Budget: $1,200,000

Profit: - $-1,200,000


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Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Mar 5, 1989

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Run Time: 1h 34m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United Kingdom

Production Companies: Young Films


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Synopsis

Produced for Scottish television, Venus Peter was financed by the Orkney Islands Council. The title character is transformed into a "sea child" when he is baptized with salt water. Though his family tries hard to accustom him to life on land, Peter (Gordon R. Strachan) yearns to go to sea -- or, at the very least, to escape his cloistered community. He finds a kindred spirit in Princess Paloma (Juliet Cadzow), the village "looney," who, alas, is eventually carted away to an institution. Briefly fascinated by poetry and music, thanks to his lovely teacher Miss Balsibie (Sinead Cusack), Peter is disillusioned when he finds his teacher in the arms of her lover (and out of her clothing). The final blow to Peter's idealism comes when his grandfather's ship is repossessed. Despite the bleakness of his surroundings and his seemingly dead-end existence, however, Peter never completely lets go of his dreams, and the film ends on a positive note.


Main Cast

George Anton

George Anton

Billy

Age : 55 | Popularity : 4%

Ray McAnally

Ray McAnally

Grandpa

Age : 63 | Popularity : 5%

Sinéad Cusack

Sinéad Cusack

Miss Balsilbie

Age : 72 | Popularity : 8%

Gordon R Strachan

Gordon R Strachan

Peter

Age : N/A | Popularity : 4%

Louise Breslin

Louise Breslin

Leebie

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

David Hayman

David Hayman

Kinnear

Age : 72 | Popularity : 19%

Juliet Cadzow

Juliet Cadzow

Princess Paloma

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Caroline Paterson

Caroline Paterson

Mother

Age : 54 | Popularity : 3%


Crew

Department Role Name
Directing Director
Ian Sellar
Ian Sellar
Writing Novel
Christopher Rush
Christopher Rush
Writer
Ian Sellar
Ian Sellar
Production Producer
Christopher Young
Christopher Young
Sound Music
Jonathan Dove
Jonathan Dove
Crew Cinematography
Gabriel Beristain
Gabriel Beristain
Editing Editor
David Spiers
David Spiers
Department Role Name

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