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Dawn! (1979)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 8 March 1979 (USA)
Biopic of Australian 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Dawn Fraser.

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Cast

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

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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8 March 1979 (USA)  »

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Dawn  »

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AUD 750,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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The start of principal photography on this picture was delayed to allow for director Ken Hannam to finish working on Summerfield (1977) which Hannam was already contracted to. See more »

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Bronwyn ?
26 January 2005 | by 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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