1979 Stars: Mel Gibson, Piper Laurie, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison Synopsis: A poignant drama about an older business woman, Mary Horton, who befriends Tim, a slightly, mentally handicapped young man who she has employed to work around her home. They develop a close, personal friendship, and Mary teaches Tim how to read and invites him down to her summer house at the beach. Though Tim's family love him very much, they are over-protective, and have no idea that he is falling in love with his employer. When Tim's mother has a heart attack and dies, it is Mary who Tim turns to for comfort, with surprising results... Description: A handsome, mentally retarded young man shares an intimate relationship with an attractive businesswoman in her mid-40's. When the question of marriage eventually arises, they both suddenly realize the seriousness of their friendship. Based on the novel by Colleen McCollough. Film Notes: Directorial debut for Michael Pate. Produced by Satori and Pisces, in association with the Australian Film Commision and the Nine Television Network of Australia. Shot between August and September 1978 in Sydney. Released theatrically in Australia July 13, 1979. Copyright 1979 Pisces Productions Pty Ltd. Factory sealed.