Harry manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team endlessly touring America, and he's also romantically involved with one of them. Their fortunes seem on the slide (... See full summary »
Young Felicity lives in a monastic school. The only way to live out her sexual fantasies is together with her girlfriend Jenny. But then she receives an invitation to her sister in ... See full summary »
An earthquake in rural Australia causes a dangerous leak at WALDO, a nuclear waste storage facility. Heinrich Schmidt, an engineer badly hurt in the accident, knows that the leak will ... See full summary »
Robert Culp plays Bracken, a rich industrialist whose life seems perfect until his wife, Ellen, and their children are kidnapped by terrorists. After failed attempts by the police to ... See full summary »
According to David Stratton in his book "The Last New Wave", "[High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977)] was not a box-office success, and this failure coupled with the disappointing returns for 'Eliza Fraser' put a temporary curb on Hexagon's productions; it would be two years before the company made another film". Moreover, according to the book "Australian Film 1900-1977", "Returns on the home market were less than anticipated . . . and after 'High Rolling', Hexagon ceased production". See more »
Look, viewed today this is probably a masterpiece or a travesty depending on your affection for TV level 19th century antics in Australia (see NED KELLY) however, this one is a marriage between MOLL FLANDERS and TOM JONES Aussie britches style. Visually on a big screen ELIZA FRASER is great fun and with a big amused audience it plays well....but...at 130 minutes it needed and still does 40 minutes chopped out of it. Read that cast! Every actor not on TV in the 70s in Oz, and a few rounded up in the UK each merrily wined dined dressed and "thesped" at each other for well paid weeks on end of production time. Shot at a rural colonial gold rush theme park called Sovereign Hill, a PAINT YOUR WAGON looking tourist destination (like the Griswolds would accidentally go to) ELIZA FRASER is a 'bawdy romp' which depicts a few too many hairy rumps among the wenches, tankards and buggies. A lot of it is filmed at night, apparently adding to its atmosphere. It's fun, but so is rum for about an hour. Then....
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