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Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

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.

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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.

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Friday night he's too tired. Saturday night too drunk. See more »

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26 June 1975 (Australia)  »

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AUD 271,000 (estimated)
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A two-and-a-half (approximately 150 minute) version existed before its Sydney Film Festival Premiere. A two hour director's cut played at this Sydney Film Festival on 1 June 1975. The final release cut runs just over an hour and a half (94 minutes). Australian film historian, critic and curator Paul Brynes has said: "Thirty minutes of the original film were cut by producers, and some critics suggest the removal of important subplots might have diminished the story. The 'director's cut' has never been made available to the public." See more »

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Featured in 20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) See more »

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SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY
Written by Bob Ellis
Performed by Jack Thompson
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Best Aussie movie ever made
23 January 2000 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I've seen this 30 times! Great script, cast and photography. This is what Oz filmmaking was about -- Aussie flicks for Aussies. Our history, our culture, our actors, our funding and our own psyche. This movie personifies everything that my great country once was: Work Hard; Play Hard and She'll be Right Mate!


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