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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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Caroline's Father (as James Elliot)
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Caroline
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Woman in Pub
Ward 'Pally' Austin ...
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Giuseppe
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Nail
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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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From the producer to the director
20 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Hi Chris Fraser, I was prompted to respond to your IMDb comments on Summer City by a festival executive who has selected the film to play in the Sanctuary Cove film festival. Firstly, the entire Summer City production (writing, producing and playing one of the characters) has some fond memories for me. Hey Chris, yes, it was tough, being on location without a budget, without a full professional crew, and sleeping on the floor of an RSL hall, but the input and energy from all those that were with us in Catherine Hill Bay was fantastic. They gave it their all, actors and crew members alike. Sure we would all like to have the knowledge and experience that one gleans over the years, but as an early attempt at producing a movie without much money, and without all the pros and cons was quite an achievement, and as one reader says, it's a little gem. And to me, that's a compliment. I'd like to suggest you maybe wrong on a couple of statements. Firstly, the film wasn't strung together by the producer and the editor. We worked our backsides off for ten months trying to cut a film together without the coverage we would have liked. I didn't blame you for that, you did the best you could under the circumstances. Nor did the actors refuse to continue working on the project. You may remember, you instigated a meeting during the editing process, and brought John Jarrat along, but it didn't go anywhere when I spelt out the costs to date. Soon after, I picked Mel Gibson up from NIDA personally, and shot an opening scene of he (Scollop)and I(Robbie)walking down the street discussing Sandys(John Jarrat's)forthcoming engagement and the upcoming weekend away. (It wasn't used as we had a sound problem)There wasn't any stock footage other than the opening credit sequence. Klaus Jaritz shot the second unit material, long after you had gone. Yes. There were some great add lib moments, all credit to you and the actors, and there were scenes that were really memorable. (Thanks for that.) Check out the new release DVD I'm sure some of the things you suggested that went on when the cameras weren't rolling are in the 'Behind The Scenes' 30 minute documentary, that accompanies the film. Surfs up. P.A


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