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Summer City (1977)

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The exploits of four boys who leave Sydney and head out for a weekend of surfing and adventure. Unfortunately the fun takes a serious turn when they find themselves involved in a murder.

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Robbie
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Boo
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Scollop
James Elliott ...
Caroline's Father (as James Elliot)
Debbie Forman ...
Caroline
Abigail ...
Woman in Pub
Ward 'Pally' Austin ...
Himself
Judith Woodroffe ...
Waitress
Carl Rorke ...
Giuseppe
Ross Bailey ...
Nail
Hank Tick ...
Caveman
Bruce Cole ...
Man in Car
Vicki Hekimian ...
Donna
Karen Williams ...
Gloria
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The exploits of four boys who leave Sydney and head out for a weekend of surfing and adventure. Unfortunately the fun takes a serious turn when they find themselves involved in a murder.

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A one way trip into the sixties where everyone has their last fling!

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22 December 1977 (Australia)  »

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Abigail:  The 70s Australian sex-symbol as a Woman in a Pub. Her opening credits billing is as a "Special Guest Appearance". See more »

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I directed Summer City and have never spoken about it until now
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It's been 23 years since I have commented on this film. I was the director and it was my first film. As far as I was concerned it was never finished. Despite the ludicrously low budget it could have been so much better than it turned out. All the leading actors fell into a serious argument with the producer and refused to continue working on the project. I never expected to see it on the screen. The producer and editor padded out the film with meaningless bits of irrelevant stock footage to make the required length of 87mins to qualify for a feature film. As you can imagine I was disappointed and embarrassed. Some parts of the movie actually work very well. There was a lot of spontaneous adlib especially between Mel and Steve. The first time we saw Mel in closeup in a viewing theater someone said "He's going to be a star". I thought so too. One day I'll tell the whole story. It's more complex and funny than the film itself.


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