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Petersen (1974)

R  |   |  Drama  |  November 1975 (USA)
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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. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's... See full summary »

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Tony Petersen
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Susie Petersen
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Dr. Patricia 'Trish' Kent
Belinda Giblin ...
Moira
Arthur Dignam ...
Prof. Charles Kent
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Father
Helen Morse ...
Jane
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Peter
David Phillips ...
Heinz
Christine Amor ...
Annie
Sandra McGregor ...
Marge
Joey Hohenfels ...
Debbie
Amanda Hunt ...
Carol
George Mallaby ...
Executive
Anne Scott-Pendlebury ...
Peggy (as Anne Pendlebury)
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Storyline

Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's beautiful lecturer wife in her office. Their get-togethers there are quite rootine. The professor is also seeing one of his students after class. Petersen and the professor's wife talk about having a baby. But then she accepts an appointment to Oxford, provoking a rage in Petersen... Written by David Stanko

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What happens to Tony Petersen could only happen to someone who loves life...but gives it a hell of a beating [Theatrical Australia] See more »

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Trivia

One of four David Williamson written feature films starring Australian actress Jacki Weaver. The films are Stork (1971), Petersen (1974), The Perfectionist (1987) and The Removalists (1975). See more »

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When Petersen is driving Trish's car, a shot of the car going over a bridge shows just a driver, followed by shot of the car with Petersen and Trish See more »

Quotes

Tony Petersen: If you tried your best, and you still fail, it can only mean one thing... you are a dumb prick.
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Good film of its day, but a bit muddled.
23 September 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I certainly support wholeheartedly the sentiments expressed in other comments. They almost "say it all". Only a few additional comments.

The film seems a little uncertain of itself. Is it a drama? A comedy? A statement of University life in the 70s? A vehicle for some soft-core porn? It certainly is all of those, but which is the foreground and which is the background?

The funniest part of this movie would have to be where Petersen, heavily disguised as who-only-knows, prepares to have sex in public on the grounds of Melbourne University. It's good to see that this part of the movie, at least, doesn't take itself seriously.

Overall, a very good view of some aspects of mid-70s life. Quite good acting by famous Australian actors/actresses, before they became really famous.


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