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
What happens to Tony Petersen could only happen to someone who loves life...but gives it a hell of a beating [Theatrical Australia]
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Did You Know?
In an interview with Tim Burstall
in the Sept-Oct 1979 edition of Australian film magazine 'Cinema Papers', Burstall said that Graham Burke
of Hexagon Productions allegedly did not want to make Petersen
(1974) [at least initially]. Burstall then went and tried to get funding and financing from the Australian Film Development Corporation (AFDC). When the government film body rejected the project, it was then that Hexagon Productions officially became attached as the production house for the picture. See more
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
If you tried your best, and you still fail, it can only mean one thing... you are a dumb prick.