Synopsis: Tim is a young man with below average intelligence. He works as a builder's labourer, and is often taken advantage of by his fellow workers and other people. Mary asks Tim to work around her yard for a day. The day stretches into a few weekends, and the two soon become good friends. Some people, however, are suspicious of their friendship which seems to be continually strengthening, accusing Mary of taking advantage of Tim's innocence. Will changing circumstances in Tim's family life change his relationship with Mary?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Michael Pate
Production: MoMedia
  4 wins.
109 min

Oh! Dang!

Something the matter?

Oh my God! Ned hasn't been here for a

month, now he can't come for another week.

Aren't they all the same.


Oh look! I'm sorry about all

the dust all over your bushes.

But the builder has just finished

my new driveway today.

Thank heavens.

I never saw such a mess.

Oh, we're off now Mrs Parker.

Hope you're happy with the job.

Let young Tim to tidy up. So if

you want anything, just tell him.

Bye now.

Same thing everyday. The poor little

bugger always gets all the dirty work.

Hi Tim!

Throw the hose over Ms Horton's

bushes before you go, will you dear?

- That's a good boy. Right?

- Right on Mrs Parker.

Good looking isn't he?

Not over bright, mind you.

But a nice kid.

You must have seen

him working around here.

No, I haven't.

Ah, of course.

You'd always left for the office before

the builders got here in the morning.

Oh anyway, sorry about the dust on your

bushes. But Tim will take care of it.

Well, things to do.

See you.


Thanks so much for doing that.

I appreciate it.

Oh, that's alright.

Would you like to do some

work around the place for me?

What kind of work?

Well, the garden's a mess.

The man who usually does it

for me hurt his back or something.

If you could just, tidy up and cut the

grass. I have a mower in the back.

- Have you?

- Would you like to do the work or not?

Pay me to do or what?

When you want me to start?

- Tomorrow morning.

- Alright. Bye.

- What's your name?

- Tim.

- Ooh! Tim Melville. Bye!

- Goodbye.

- Hi boys. Everything all right?

- Yeah, thanks.

- Yeah.

- Yeah. Your box too.

- Hi.

- Hi kid.

Another mini for Tim, love.

Oh, make it all around.

You like where you've been?

Oh, finished that job today and

Harry left us behind to tidy up.

It was the overtime.

- Got another job too.

- Yeah.

- Can I have another one, dad?

- Well, take it easy.

You drink fast like

that, you'll get pissed.

Well, sorry.

I was thirsty. Can I?

Oh, in a minute.

Where's the other job?

Lady next door wants

me to cut the grass.

- Next door to where?

- Next door to where we were today.

Now where does she

want the grass cut, Tim?

Front, back or otherwise, heh?

Shut your big trap, Billy. Tim don't

understand that kind of talk.

- Sorry, well I was only kidding.

- Well, done!

Did you say you'll do the job?

Shut up, or I'll flatten you!

- Did you?

- Tomorrow morning.


Extra money would come in handy.

- What sort of a lady is she?

- Aw, you know, sort of an older lady.

- Lives in a big place.

- I know that is.

- Rich old biddy?

- I don't know. Drives a big car back.

She's a real nice lady.

Well, they're all nice

as long as I'll be in it.

Can't you get your

mind on something else?

Want another beer?

Good a choice you have.

- Gather around, please boys.

- Okay.

Sit here.

Hi mom!

- Hello, mother.

- Don't mother me.

- You didn't ruin.

- Oh, you're saving him.

- What's to eat?

- As if you'd learn when you pull a beer.

- Yum, you have the usual.

- And that's usually one too many.

It's Friday.

What do you always get on a Friday?

Fish and chips.

As usual.

Now get that in here.

I like fish and chips.

Didn't matter what I

gave you, Tim, would it?

You'd always say

it was your favourite.

Catch up with you later.

There's a good movie on the

telly. Don't want to miss it.

Yes love.

Get your father a glass.

I'm having a drink.

Good boy.

- Who is it?

- Me.

Who? Who is it?

Who is that?

Me. Tim.

Tim Melville.

- Hello.

- Hello.

- You know what time it is?

- Hmm. 7 o'clock.

- You always start work this early?

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Colleen McCullough

Colleen Margaretta McCullough (; married name Robinson, previously Ion-Robinson; 1 June 1937 – 29 January 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well-known being The Thorn Birds and The Ladies of Missalonghi, the latter of which was involved in a plagiarism controversy. more…

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