MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 38,002 this week

Newsfront (1978)

PG  |   |  Drama, History  |  29 July 1978 (Australia)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 511 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 9 critic

In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.

Director:

Writers:

, (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

Bill Hunter bio in the works
| IF.com.au
Fond farewell to Greg Coote
| IF.com.au
Celebration of Wendy Hughes' life
| IF.com.au

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 808 titles
created 17 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 726 titles
created 22 Jul 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
 
SD
a list of 104 titles
created 28 Apr 2014
 
a list of 130 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Newsfront" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Newsfront (1978)

Newsfront (1978) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Newsfront.
11 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Tommy Lewis
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh
Blind Fury (1989)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam
Catch a Fire (2006)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A drama about terrorism in Apartheid-era South Africa, revolving around a policeman and a young man who carries out solo attacks against the regime.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie Henna
Dead Calm (1989)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A mass-murderer kidnaps and seduces a young woman after leaving her husband to die on the vessel whose crew he's just slaughtered.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a womanizing bookshop owner hears about the suicide of his former girlfriend, he tries to find out more and meets her friend, a prostitute. They hook up, but when she finds her friends... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan
Stars: Judy Davis, Bryan Brown, Cathy Downes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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.

Director: Ken Hannam
Stars: Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Phillip Noyce
Caravan Park (1973)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Les Berryman, Matthew Kay, Beryl Marshall
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Bruce Barry, Peter Cummins, Martin Harris
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Ian Channel, Jeff Crozier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Len Maguire
...
Amy Mackenzie
Gerard Kennedy ...
Frank Maguire
...
Chris Hewitt
...
Charlie
Don Crosby ...
A.G. Marwood
Angela Punch McGregor ...
Fay (as Angela Punch)
John Clayton ...
Cliff
John Dease ...
Ken
...
Geoff
Lorna Lesley ...
Ellie
Mark Holden ...
Len's new assistant
Drew Forsythe ...
Bruce
Tony Barry ...
Greasy
Alexander Archdale ...
Sir Charles
Edit

Storyline

Surprisingly adventurous saga of an intrepid group of cinematographers and reporters who risk life and limb to capture footage of breaking news for the movie-going public. Written by David Spalding <dspalding@korova.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When the news ran out...they made their own See more »

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 July 1978 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Behind the News  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 600,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of Harrison Ford's favorite films. When Phillip Noyce was chosen to direct Patriot Games (1992), Ford asked the producers who was the director because he had never heard of him before (and he had the power to veto the director if he didn't like or know). He was told that Noyce directed Dead Calm (1989), which was a big hit but Ford wasn't familiar with the movie. But when he asked about other films directed by Noyce and Newsfront (1978) was mentioned, he said he loved that movie and trusted the studio with their choice of director. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #9.1 (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

take a step back and see what it was like in 1950s Australia
3 August 2004 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

If you are interested in Australian Cinema this is a film for you. Although it is long, you will be thankful you sat it through. 'Newsfront' takes us back in time to a different Australia - a country that has no television or other technologies of today. Noyce uses the backdrop of the rivalry between the two newsreel production companies to explore the tensions that exist in the character's lives, set against the historical moments recorded in the Newsreels. With engaging characters and a superb depiction of what life was like in the newsreel industry of the 1950s, Noyce gives us an enjoyable and memorable experience of Australian film and national history.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Newsfront (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?