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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bronwyn Mackay-Payne ...
Ron Haddrick ...
Bunney Brooke ...
Mum (as Bunny Brooke)
Tom Richards ...
John Diedrich ...
Gabrielle Hartley ...
Ivar Kants ...
David Cameron ...
Kevin Wilson ...
Lyndall Barbour ...
John Clayton ...
Go Mikami ...
Police Inspector
Reg Gillam ...
1st Board Member
Bill Charlton ...


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

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The true story of swimming legend Dawn Fraser. See more »


Biography | Drama | Sport


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Release Date:

8 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dawn  »

Box Office


AUD 750,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Third theatrical feature film as a producer for writer-producer Joy Cavill. The first was _The Intruders_ and the second was Nickel Queen (1971). See more »

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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.

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