The Crossing (1990)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Oct 18, 1990 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

A young woman makes a difficult choice and becomes an adult in this Australian melodrama. The young woman is Meg, a small-town girl who has fallen in love with Sam. Their relationship is threatened when Sam decides to head for the big city to work on his career, and she elects to stay in familiar surroundings. After Sam leaves, she finds herself involved with Sam's buddy, Johnny. The trouble really begins when Sam abruptly returns during the town's Anzac Day celebrations. He tries to woo her back, but she publicly rejects Sam. Despite this, Meg is also not sure she wants to stay with Johnny even though a rumor is circulating that she and he are to be married. She is further tempted by Peg, a local waitress with a reputation, who wants Meg to forget about the two suitors and head for the city with her where they can both find better lives. Meanwhile Sam and Johnny have become arch rivals as they vie for her affection. The bored townsfolk continually egg them on. The rivalry climaxes with a dangerous car chase which ends in a draw. Though Sam decides to bow out, the trouble is not yet over and before the evening's end, one of the young men will lose his life protecting the other.



love-triangle, love-vs-career, Australian [nationality], coming-of-age, small-town, Outback