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Release Date:
28 March 1980 (Australia) See more »
Frightening, fascinating, evil or good? [DVD Australia] See more »
A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Powell ... Gregory Wolfe

David Hemmings ... Nick Rast
Carmen Duncan ... Sandra Rast

Broderick Crawford ... Doc Wheelan
Gus Mercurio ... Mr. Bergier
Alan Cassell ... Mr. Porter
Mark Spain ... Alex Rast
Alyson Best ... Alice
Sean Myers ... Benny Lucas
Mary Simpson ... Zoe Cayce
Bevan Lee ... Mr. Robinson
Neville Teede ... Dr. Barthelemy
Mary Mackay ... Miss Edith Twist
John Frawley ... Dr. Lovelock
Nita Pannell ... Mabel Wheelan
David Hough ... Mr. Jepson
Klaus Schultz ... Arthur
Peter West ... Godfrey
Maurie Ogden ... Prison Officer
Jack Ferrari ... Eli Steele
Jeremy Sims ... Young Boy on Raft
Toby Amoore ... Young Boy on Raft
Sebastian Hunsley ... Young Boy on Raft
Julia Moody ... Reporter
Leslie Wright ... Mayor
Adele Cohen ... Mayoress
Ramsay McLean ... Broadcaster

Directed by
Simon Wincer 
Writing credits
Everett De Roche (original screenplay)

Jon George (additional dialogue) &
Neill D. Hicks (additional dialogue) (as Neill Hicks)

Produced by
William Fayman .... executive producer
Antony I. Ginnane .... producer
Jane Scott .... associate producer
Original Music by
Brian May 
Cinematography by
Gary Hansen (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Adrian Carr 
Production Design by
Bernard Hides 
Costume Design by
Terry Ryan 
Makeup Department
Lois Hohenfels .... makeup artist
Cheryl Williams .... hairdresser
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Grant Harris .... second assistant director
Michael McKeag .... first assistant director
Jenny Miles .... third assistant director
Art Department
Virginia Bieneman .... draftswoman
Noel Butler .... construction crew
Steve Courtley .... construction manager
Michael Dore .... construction crew
Michael Langton .... construction crew
Clark Munro .... stand-by props
Owen Paterson .... assistant art director
Peter Sands .... construction crew
Wayne Smith .... construction crew
Sound Department
Peter Fenton .... sound mixer
Steve Lambeth .... assistant sound editor (as Stephen Lambeth)
Steve Lambeth .... dubbing editor (as Stephen Lambeth)
Terry Rodman .... second dubbing editor
Mark J. Wasiutak .... boom operator (as Mark Wasuitak)
Gary Wilkins .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Chris Murray .... special effects assistant
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects (as Conrad C. Rothmann)
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... opticals
Peter West .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicholas Clark .... still photographer
Ross Erickson .... key grip
Reg Garside .... best boy
Jan Kenny .... focus puller
Steve King .... video cameraman
Robin Morgan .... grip
Mick Morris .... gaffer
Peter Moss .... camera operator
Jeremy Robbins .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vicki Rowland .... stand-by wardrobe
Editorial Department
Arthur Cambridge .... grader
Margaret Cardin .... negative cutter
Peter McBain .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Music Department
Brian May .... conductor
Russell Naughton .... music assistant
Roger Savage .... music engineer
Other crew
Lynn Barker .... production accountant
Jennifer Barty .... production secretary (as Jenny Barty)
William Fayman .... presenter
Bill Gooley .... laboratory liaison
Daro Gunzburg .... production assistant
Russell Hagg .... script editor
Willie Kay .... consultant magician
Ross Skiffington .... clown tricks
Caroline Stanton .... continuity
Lynette Thorburn .... publicist
Sylvia Van Wyk .... assistant: Mr. Ginnane
Crew believed to be complete

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95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:PG

Did You Know?

American actor Broderick Crawford once said of his role in this movie: "Doc Wheelan [his character] is a real bastard of a character and I love playing those". Crawford plays a political manipulator chieftain in this movie. Crawford played a similar character type in All the King's Men (1949) for which he won a 1959 Academy Award Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.See more »


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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
So-so., 19 May 2002
Author: gridoon

A curious mix of metaphysics and political paranoia. The film's greatest virtue is its ambiguity; we keep wondering if the character Powell plays is good or evil, where he came from, what he is really after, etc. The ending can even be called "mildly surprising", regarding some of the answers it provides. There are some bad effects, some too drawn-out sequences, but overall the film is worth a look. (**1/2)

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