Rebel (1985)

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This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from... See full summary »



  • Matt Dillon and Debra Byrne in Rebel (1985)
  • Rebel (1985)
  • Matt Dillon in Rebel (1985)
  • Matt Dillon in Rebel (1985)
  • Matt Dillon and Debra Byrne in Rebel (1985)
  • Matt Dillon and Debra Byrne in Rebel (1985)

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5 February 2009 | pmitsi-1
| Not so bad, not so good.
Before the films from down under became such a delicacy (Strictly Balroom etc) this movie tries its best and, even though it doesn't accomplish much, still makes an impression that separates it from many other similar with it.

A very very young Matt Dillon and then Pop diva make a bit awkward couple, but Debra Byrnes manages to earn some sympathy from the audience (and an AFI nomination for Best Actress). The story is a bit too much melodramatized and the last scene is a bit too extravagant, given the fact it takes place in a club and not an opera house.

However, the song that Byrnes performs ("Heroes") made quite an impression to me and I still remember its lyrics even after 20 years or so that I have seen it.

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