The Last Frontier (1986)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Release Date - Nov 3, 1986 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 200 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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The frontier of the title is Australia, the locale for this sprawling four-hour TV movie. Linda Evans stars as an American divorcee who marries an Australian cattleman (Tony Bonner). He dies in a plane crash, leaving Evans and her two teenaged stepchildren stranded on a drought- and debt-ridden ranch. She finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a feud between a covetous land baron (Jason Robards) and his idealistic son (Jack Thompson). With problems of her own, Evans refuses to take sides...until she falls in love with the son. The Last Frontier was filmed on location in Australia's Northern Territory and Barossa Valley.

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Australia, debt, parent/child-relationship, ranch, stepmother