Australia in the 1970s

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1.
Adam's Woman (1970)
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Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool... (116 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
2.
The Naked Bunyip (1970 Documentary)
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A shy young man is hired by an ad agency to conduct a survey on sex in Australia. The somewhat clueless young man investigates homosexuality... (136 mins.)
Director: John B. Murray
 
3.
Ned Kelly (1970)
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Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family in the Australian outback, he turns to stealing horses in order to make money... (100 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
4.
The Set (1970)
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Paul Lawrence is a working class man who dates Cara, sells shirts at a Sydney department store, and dreams of attending art school. (102 mins.)
Director: Frank Brittain
 
5.
Squeeze a Flower (1970)
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When greed threatens the livelihood of an Italian monastery, a monk flees with the formula for their special liquor. (102 mins.)
Director: Marc Daniels
 
6.
Strange Holiday (1970)
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Ten young boys are shipwrecked somewhere in Oceania. (75 mins.)
Director: Mende Brown
 
7.
A City's Child (1971)
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To escape her demanding, sick mother and her suburban loneliness, a middle-aged woman slides into a fantasy world in which there is incredible relief. (81 mins.)
Director: Brian Kavanagh
 
8.
Country Town (1971)
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In this movie version of Bellbird a reporter, Philip Henderson stirs up the town further when they are already suffering with a drought. (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Maxwell
 
9.
Demonstrator (1971)
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(112 mins.)
Director: Warwick Freeman
 
10.
A Girl in Australia (1971)
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Amedeo is a poor Italian immigrant living in Australia for twenty years. Seeking to marry an Italian wife... (113 mins.)
Director: Luigi Zampa
 
11.
Homesdale (1971)
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Guests arrive at an expensive private guest house on a remote island near Sydney. The guest house and weird activities... (50 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
12.
Morning of the Earth (1971)
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The film portrays surfers living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own boards (and homes) as they traveled in search of the perfect wave across Australia's north-east coast, Bali and Hawaii.
Director: Albert Falzon
 
13.
Nickel Queen (1971)
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(89 mins.)
Director: John McCallum
 
14.
Stockade (1971)
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(90 mins.)
 
15.
Stork (1971)
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Stork is a 6-foot 7 hypochondriac who dreams of revolution and works at General Motors Holden. He is... (85 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
16.
Sympathy in Summer (1971)
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Lenny a young student is an opportunistic womanzier who appears quite confident in being this way, or is he... (88 mins.)
 
17.
Three to Go (1971)
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Three stories, each presenting a young Australian at a moment of decision about their future. (90 mins.)
 
18.
Wake in Fright (1971)
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After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent. (108 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
19.
Walkabout (1971)
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
20.
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
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Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will. (114 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
21.
Marco Polo Jr. (1972)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Eric Porter
 
22.
Night of Fear (1972)
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(1972) Norman Yemm, Carla Hoogeveen, Mike Dorsey, Briony Behets. This is one creepy, nail-biting film. A young woman becomes lost in the woods after her horse runs off. (54 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
 
23.
The Office Picnic (1972)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Tom Cowan
 
24.
Private Collection (1972)
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A man obsessed with his art collection. His wife obsessed with her gramophone. A thief determined. (93 mins.)
Director: Keith Salvat
 
25.
Shirley Thompson Versus the Aliens (1972)
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A group of aliens plans to invade Australia as a means of taking over the Earth. In order to communicate with the people of Earth, they bring a statue of the long-dead Duke of Edinburgh to life. (80 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
26.
Sunbury (1972)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Ray Wagstaff
 
27.
Sunstruck (1972)
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Stanley Evans is a Welsh teacher who heads to Austalia after an unsuccessful romance. Yearning for the... (91 mins.)
Director: James Gilbert
 
28.
The Sex Therapist (1973)
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Australian waterbed salesman Alvin Sees a psychiatrist about his irresistibilty to women (95 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
29.
Avengers of the Reef (1973)
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(84 mins.)
 
30.
Dalmas (1973)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Bert Deling
 
31.
Don Quixote (1973)
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A film adaptation of the Ludwig Minkus ballet, completely re-orchestrated and with additional music by John Lanchbery. (111 mins.)
 
32.
Libido (1973)
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Explores adultery and jealous fantasies, the end of innocence, the moral and spiritual conflicts of a priest and a nun in love. The stories define the exploration of women and the cultural upheaval of the early 70s. (117 mins.)
 
33.
Lost in the Bush (1973)
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(64 mins.)
Director: Peter Dodds
 
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35.
Dare Devils (1973 Documentary)
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(49 mins.)
 
36.
Alvin Rides Again, and Again! And Again! And Again! (1974)
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Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy. (89 mins.)
 
37.
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
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Barry McKenzie's Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern... (93 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
38.
Between Wars (1974)
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This film traces the career of Dr Edward Trenbow (Corin Redgrave), who becomes a well-respected Sydney psychiatrist... (100 mins.)
 
39.
The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
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The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
40.
Stoner (1974)
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Stoner, an Australian cop, has been investigating the spread of a mysterious addictive drug that acts... (107 mins.)
Director: Feng Huang
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41.
Moving On (1974)
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(57 mins.)
Director: Richard Mason
 
42.
Number 96 (1974)
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Further adventures of the Number 96 crew, on the big screen. After a devastating experience at... (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Benardos
 
43.
Petersen (1974)
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Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni... (107 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
44.
Stone (1974)
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Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutt's timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of renegades riding Kawasaki 900s. (103 mins.)
Director: Sandy Harbutt
 
45.
27A (1974)
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A middle-aged "metho" drinker joins Alcoholics Anonymous and undergoes a psychiatric examination. As a consequence... (86 mins.)
Director: Esben Storm
 
46.
Yackety Yack (1974)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Dave Jones
 
47.
Australia After Dark (1975 Documentary)
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A 1970s 'Ozploitation' documentary looking at a random collection of stories from the "dark side" of Australian culture. (90 mins.)
Director: John D. Lamond
 
48.
The Box (1975)
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Story examines television station UCV-12 attempting to produce a feature-film version of its television series "Manhunt"... (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Eddey
 
49.
Down the Wind (1975)
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A young nature photographer hesitantly accepts an assignment to shoot for a fashion magazine which takes him to a ski resort... (64 mins.)
 
50.
The Firm Man (1975)
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Not much is known about the firm for which businessman Gerald Baxter works, but it seems to have a negative effect on everyone involved... (84 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
51.
The Great MacArthy (1975)
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(106 mins.)
Director: David Baker
 
52.
How Willingly You Sing (1975)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Gary Patterson
 
53.
Inn of the Damned (1975)
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A sheriff investigates why the guests at a local hostelry check in, but never check out. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
 
54.
The Love Epidemic (1975 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
 
55.
Dragon Flies (1975)
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Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up. (111 mins.)
 
56.
Nuts, Bolts and Bedroom Springs (1975)
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(72 mins.)
Director: Gary Young
 
57.
The Olive Tree (1975)
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The murder of a farm hand emerge as a struggles takes place between a father wants his son to take over the farm and his daughter who also wants the farm. (70 mins.)
Director: Edgar Metcalfe
 
58.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
59.
Plugg (1975)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
 
60.
Promised Woman (1975)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Tom Cowan
 
61.
Pure S (1975)
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A group of Australian heroin addicts go out and try to score a hit after a friend overdoses. (85 mins.)
Director: Bert Deling
 
62.
The Removalists (1975)
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A good and a bad cop assist a battered wife as she tries to escape her belligerent husband. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Jeffrey
 
63.
Ride a Wild Pony (1975)
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Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school... (91 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
64.
Scobie Malone (1975)
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Sydney homicide detective Sergeant Scobie Malone and his offsider investigate the murder of Helga, whose corpse is found in the basement of the Sydney Opera House. (98 mins.)
Director: Terry Ohlsson
 
65.
Sidecar Racers (1975)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Earl Bellamy
 
66.
Solo Flight (1975)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Ian Mills
 
67.
Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
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A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory. (94 mins.)
Director: Ken Hannam
 
68.
That Lady from Peking (1975)
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Max Foster (Carl Betz), an American newspaper reporter, is in Hong Kong to assist a defecting Russian diplomat... (93 mins.)
Director: Eddie Davis
 
69.
The True Story of Eskimo Nell (1975)
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The film's unlikely protagonist is a mild-mannered window peeper named Dead-Eye Dick (Max Gillies), who spies on a Mexican couple. (103 mins.)
 
70.
Lost in the Wild (1976)
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A twelve year old boy and a common criminal are being transported in the same ship from England to Australia in the last century... (93 mins.)
 
71.
Betty Blokk-buster Follies (1976)
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A film of Reg Livermore's one-man stage show. (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Batey
 
72.
Break of Day (1976)
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Tom Cooper, a married man recently returned from WWI, falls in love with an artist visiting his country town... (112 mins.)
Director: Ken Hannam
 
73.
Caddie (1976)
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Sydney, Australia in the mid-1920's. Proud and classy Caddie Marsh is forced to get a job as a barmaid... (100 mins.)
Director: Donald Crombie
 
74.
Death Cheaters (1976)
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Two best friends, Vietnam War veterans turned stunt men, are sent as spies to the Philippines on a top secret mission for the Australian government. (93 mins.)
 
75.
The Devil's Playground (1976)
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Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling... (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
76.
Don's Party (1976)
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The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson... (90 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
77.
Eliza Fraser (1976)
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An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia. (130 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
78.
End Play (1976)
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(114 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
79.
World of Sexual Fantasy (1976)
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Professor Jurgen Notafreud explores the 10 most common female sexual fantasies. (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Bruce
 
80.
The Fourth Wish (1976)
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The poignant struggle of a man to grant his terminally ill son three wishes - and the obstacles cast in his way of achieving this goal. (107 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
81.
Illuminations (1976)
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(74 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
82.
Image of Death (1976)
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(81 mins.)
 
83.
Let the Balloon Go (1976)
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While his brother is fighting in WWI, a small independent Australian boy who lives in the countryside with his overbearing mother and pet dog and who must wear a leg brace decides to overcome his handicap no matter what. (92 mins.)
Director: Oliver Howes
 
84.
Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
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The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s. (102 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
 
85.
20th Century Oz (1976)
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Dorothy is a sixteen-year-old groupie riding with a rock band when, suddenly, the van is in a road accident... (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Löfvén
 
86.
Storm Boy (1976)
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Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans. (88 mins.)
Director: Henri Safran
 
87.
Summer of Secrets (1976)
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A young couple venture into a summer beach house and make passionate love, unaware that they are being observed by a demented doctor who later uses the girl as part of a bizarre experiment. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
88.
Surrender in Paradise (1976)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Peter Cox
 
89.
The Trespassers (1976)
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(88 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
90.
ABBA: The Movie (1977 Documentary)
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An incompetent radio DJ tries to get an interview with the Swedish pop group during their famous week-long 1977 tour of Australia. (95 mins.)
 
91.
Blue Fire Lady (1977)
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A girl's love of horses meets with her father's disapproval. (96 mins.)
Director: Ross Dimsey
 
92.
Backroads (1977)
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A black and white lowlife duo drives around Australia's Outback in a stolen vehicle and finds trouble after trouble. (60 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
93.
Cosy Cool (1977)
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Australia 1975. Gas station attendent Cosy Cool has had enough of his dead end job, his boss and living in a country town... (67 mins.)
Director: Gary Young
 
94.
Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)
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A young girl gets lost in the Australian outback and befriends a kangaroo (71 mins.)
Director: Yoram J. Gross
 
95.
The F.J. Holden (1977)
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Bankstown, NSW, Australia, 1970s. Kevin and his mate Bob spend their time drinking and cruising around... (101 mins.)
 
96.
Fantasm Comes Again (1977)
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An intern and a professional writer at a newspaper agency read over 10 different erotic letters detailing the erotic escapes of various women for their sexual advice column. (99 mins.)
Director: Eric Ram
 
97.
High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977)
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Two fun-loving carnival workers take a vacation with the hope of finding plenty of sex and drugs. Their "quest" is fulfilled when they encounter a dope-peddler and two exotic nightclub dancers. (89 mins.)
Director: Igor Auzins
 
98.
Inside Looking Out (1978)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
99.
Journey Among Women (1977)
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In colonial Australia, daughter of a judge helps a group of female convicts living in inhuman conditions escape. Aboriginal girl teaches them how to survive in the forest. One of them gets raped and killed. The group seeks revenge. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Cowan
 
100.
The Last Wave (1977)
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A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir