MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,241 this week

Dawn! (1979)

 -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  8 March 1979 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 42 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

Biopic of Australian 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Dawn Fraser.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 19 images
created 11 Jun 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 18 Jul 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 1001 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dawn!" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dawn! (1979)

Dawn! (1979) on IMDb 6.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dawn!.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood. Made by the South Australian Film Corporation during the ... See full summary »

Directors: Donald Crombie, Ken Hannam
Stars: Sam Neill, Steven Vidler, Christopher Cummins
Dog Day (1984)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A fugitive on the run from the law and carrying several million dollars hides out in the house of a farm family. The tables turn when the family turns out to be even more criminally ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Boisset
Stars: Lee Marvin, Miou-Miou, Jean Carmet
The Plumber (TV Movie 1979)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young couple, living in a campus apartment complex, are repeatedly harassed by an eccentric plumber, who subjects them to a series of bizarre mind games while making unnecessary repairs to their bathroom.

Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Judy Morris, Ivar Kants, Robert Coleby
Deathstalker (1983)
Action | Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch lady to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice, an amulet, and a sword - lest the evil magician Munkar get them and use... See full summary »

Director: James Sbardellati
Stars: Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Richard Brooker
The Swimmer (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society ... See full summary »

Director: L.Q. Jones
Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton
Cyborg 2 (Video 1993)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

In the year 2074 the PinWheel corporation creates a 'almost-human' cyborg Casella Reese, aka. Cash designed specifically to charm/seduce her way into a rival manufacturer's headquarters and... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schroeder
Stars: Elias Koteas, Angelina Jolie, Jack Palance
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

John Grant, a bonded teacher, arrives in a rough outback mining town planning to stay overnight before starting his holiday. But one night stretches to several and with the aid of alcohol he plunges headlong toward his own destruction.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty
Dawn I (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Four comrades in arms attempt to influence the young Elisha, to make him overcome his conflicts of conscience and fully commit to their cause. The story is set in Palestine in 1947, during ... See full summary »

Director: Romed Wyder
Stars: Sarah Adler, Joel Basman, Joakim Chardonnens
Break of Day (1976)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tom Cooper, a married man recently returned from WWI, falls in love with an artist visiting his country town, but he has misgivings after meeting her city friends.

Director: Ken Hannam
Stars: Sara Kestelman, Andrew McFarlane, Ingrid Mason
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A documentary about the making of the Australian movie Summerfield (1977).

Director: Ken Hannam
Stars: Elizabeth Alexander, Ken Hannam, Patricia Lovell
Moving Out (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Being a teenager can be hard enough. Being an Italian teenager in a very Australian suburb can be impossible. Gino wants to be an Australian...after all... we're all New Aussies some are ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pattinson
Stars: Vince Colosimo, Maurice Devincentis, Tibor Gyapjas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bronwyn Mackay-Payne ...
Ron Haddrick ...
Pop
Bunney Brooke ...
Mum (as Bunny Brooke)
Tom Richards ...
Harry
John Diedrich ...
Gary
Gabrielle Hartley ...
Kate
Ivar Kants ...
Len
...
Joe
Kevin Wilson ...
Bippy
Lyndall Barbour ...
Edie
John Clayton ...
Syd
Go Mikami ...
Police Inspector
...
Chaperone
Reg Gillam ...
1st Board Member
Bill Charlton ...
Johnno
Edit

Storyline

Biopic of Australian 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Dawn Fraser.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Dawn Fraser. Tomboy...Rebel...Champion... See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dawn  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 750,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dawn Fraser did not make a cameo in this movie. However, in the later Australian film Swimming Upstream (2003), Fraser played her own trainer, the character billed as "Dawn Fraser's Coach". See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bronwyn ?
26 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a bit pedestrian in its storytelling but it is redeemed by the beautiful Bronwyn Mackay-Payne as Dawn Fraser. She is also quite believable as an Olympic athlete and has a strong sensual presence. While this film is not on the level of Personal Best it is quite watchable and absorbing thanks to Ms. Mackay-Payne. I had hoped to see her work as the years passed but I have not had that pleasure. Was she herself an Olympic caliber athlete ? Since she was neither petite nor blond it is probable that significant roles were not forthcoming. If anyone has information about this actress feel free to e-mail me. I am a big fan of actors and films a little off the beaten path. So many films and TV programs feature young blond actors who can not act and seem to resemble each other.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dawn! (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?