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The Last Confession Of Alexander Pearce (2008)
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07.24.09

The Last Confession Of Alexander Pearce (2008) Follows the final days of Irish convict Alexander Pearce's life as he awaits execution. The year is 1824 and the British penal colony of Van Diemen's Land is little more than a living hell. Chained to a wall in the darkness of a cell under Hobart Gaol, Pearce is visited by Father Connolly, the parish priest of the fledgling colony and a fellow Irishman. The Last Confession Of Alexander Pearce will draw a visceral and compelling picture of a hell on earth and tell how one man endured the unimaginable by doing the unthinkable.

Movie Tagline:
Hunger Has No Limit

Title: Last Confession Of Alexander Pearce, The
Release Date: February 23, 2009
Genre: Biography
All Genres: Biography, Drama, History, Horror, Western
Languages: English, Irish Gaelic
Country: Australia
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With L

MPAA Rating: MA

Director(s):
Michael James Rowland

Cast:
Adrian Dunbar ...Philip Conolly
Ciaran McMenamin ...Alexander Pearce
Daniel Wyllie ...Robert Greenhill
Don Hany ...John Mather
Bob Franklin ...Matthew Travers
Chris Haywood ...Robert Knopwood
Tony Llewellyn Jones ...William Sorrell
Richard Green ...Edward Brown
Tony Goodfellow ...Alexander Dalton
Peter Dowling ...Thomas Bodenham
Matthew Preston ...William Kennerly
Martin Jacobs ...John Cuthbertson
Bill young ...Gaoler Bisdee
Socratis Otto ...Fine young British Officer
Carl Rush ...Constable Logan
Jack Ayeward ...Thomas Cox / Convict (as Jack Aylward)
Kelly Butler ...Mrs. Brown
Patti Tsarouhis ...Violet Black
Stefanie Smith ...Prudence Black (as Stephanie Smith)
Gerry Gormley ...Hobart Gazette Reporter
Graham Ware ...Hobart Cart Driver
Peter Hicks ...Surgeon / Hobart Townsfolk
Daryl Watson ...Surgeon's Assistant
Peter Foster ...Surly Guard
Paul Stewart ...Executioner / British Soldier
Justin Griffiths ...Assistant Executioner
Nial Fulton ...Execution Guard
Michael James Rowland ...Night-watch Man
David Fitzgibbon ...British Soldier / Convict
Brendan O'Connell ...British Soldier

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Nial Fulton
Chris Hilton
Fiona McConaghy

Writer(s):
Nial Fulton
Michael James Rowland

Composer(s):
Roger Mason




More Movie Taglines:
  • Hunger Has No Limit
Movie Quote(s):
  • Alexander Pearce: A Full Belly is prerequisite to all manner of good. Without that, no man knows, what hunger will make him do.
  • Philip Conolly: Whatever has been said and continues to be said about him, this much is true. Alexander Pearce, an Irish convict incarcerated on Sarah Island, twice managed the inconceivable, the unforgiveable and escaped.
  • Philip Conolly: Let the wicked forsake his way, the unrighteous man his thoughts, return unto the Lord and He will have mercy.
  • Philip Conolly: The world is always easier understood held at a distance, with tales of monsters and the like. This is how Alexander is remembered, not as a man. Yet few truer, words have been spoken; a full belly is prerequisite to all manner of good. Without that, no man knows what hunger will make him do.
  • Philip Conolly: Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. Die condemned on earth, but acceptable to God...
Movie Trivia:
  • Lead actors Adrian Dunbar, Ciarán McMenamin and producer/co-writer Nial Fulton were all born in the same town, Enniskillen.
  • Many of the Tasmanian locations featured in the film are part of the actual escape route Alexander Pearce and his fellow convicts took in 1822. The cell scenes in the film were shot in the old Rozelle Hospital in Sydney, which was once an asylum for the clinically insane and for Irish political prisoners.
  • Australian actor Daniel Wyllie lost his front teeth in an accident as a child. He allowed the production team to chip a spare set of dentures for his role as Robert Greenhill, the English sailor-convict.
  • Producer Nial Fulton was introduced to the character of Alexander Pearce during a chance meeting with a priest in County Monaghan. The priest gave Fulton a book on the infamous cannibal convict by Australian author Dan Sprod.
  • Convict Alexander Pearce and Catholic priest Philip Conolly both came from the parish of Clones on the County Monaghan / County Fermanagh border. Ciarán McMenamin (Alexander Pearce) and Adrian Dunbar (Philip Conolly) were both born in Enniskillen in County Fermanagh.
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Keywords:
Confession, Convict, Van Diemens Land, Priest, Hobart  ...[more]


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