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Release Date:
27 December 1971 (Australia) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Bruce Spence ... Graham 'Stork' Wallace

Jacki Weaver ... Anna

Helmut Bakaitis ... Clyde
Graeme Blundell ... Westy
Sean McEuan ... Tony (as Sean McEvan)
George Whaley ... Businessman
Peter Cummins ... Sculptor
Dennis Miller ... University Lecturer
Jan Friedl ... Women's Libber
Terry Norris ... Anna's Father
Max Gillies ... Uncle Jack
Lynne Flanagan ... Matron
Alan Finney ... Tailor
Larry Stevens ... Farmer
Nanette Goode ... Farmer's Wife (as Nannette Good)
Brian Moll ... Priest
Michael Duffield ... Judge
David Bilcock ... Explorer
Robin Copping ... Explorer
Brendan Cassidy ... Gallery Manager
Madeleine Orr ... Stork's Mother
Peter Green ... Clergyman
Han Poulsen ... Vocalist (as Hans Poulsen)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Clifton ... Student (uncredited)
Kerry Dwyer ... Nun (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tim Burstall 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Williamson  play "The Coming of Stork"
David Williamson  screenplay

Produced by
Tim Burstall .... producer
Original Music by
Han Poulsen 
Cinematography by
Robin Copping 
Film Editing by
Edward McQueen-Mason 
Art Direction by
Leslie Binns 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ross Dimsey .... assistant director
Art Department
Lindsay Foote .... set builder
Sound Department
Alan Allen .... sound mixer
Don Featherstone .... boom operator
Ron Green .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... optical effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bilcock .... camera operator: second unit
Dan Burstall .... camera operator: second unit
Jack Endacott .... clapper loader (as Jack Endicott)
Stewart Sorby .... gaffer (as Stuart Sorby)
Peter Sykes .... focus puller
Joel Witherden .... key grip
Editorial Department
Jim Conway .... assistant editor
Other crew
Robyn Lawson .... production secretary
Alison Loftus-Hills .... continuity
Bob Weis .... production assistant

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85 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Bruce Spence once requested to this film's director Tim Burstall to re-cast his lead role in this movie because Spence thought he couldn't do the role and wasn't right for the part. Burstall refuted this and told Spence to persevere with it. Spence ended up winning the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Best Actor Award for his performance in this film as Stork.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An interesting Australian film made in the early 70's mode, 9 August 1999
Author: alfaaus from Melbourne, Australia

This is an interesting comedy produced during the resurgence of the Australian film industry in the early 70's. Although the film maybe hard to understand to those from other nations due to local slang and references, the film which by todays standards may seem a little corney, is a genuine comedy about a the very tall Stork who is a communist, a dreamer and a virgin who spends his time worrying about catching every type of illness imaginable. The storyline is fair and the acting acceptable. A good way to waste a hour and a half if you don't take it too seriously.

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