Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons.

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China Jackson
Max Phipps ...
Norton
Dennis Miller ...
Redford
Gary Waddell ...
Dave
Phil Motherwell ...
Alby
Michael Gow ...
Andrew
Edward Robshaw ...
Partidge
Tex Morton ...
The Govenor (as Robert 'Tex' Morton)
Ray Marshall ...
Chalmers
Syd Heylen ...
Old Bob
Robert Noble ...
Riley
Paul Sonkkila ...
McIntosh
Keith Gallasch ...
Tony
Les Newcombe ...
Hogan
James Marsh ...
Webster
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Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons.

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23 October 1980 (USA)  »

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AUD 485,000 (estimated)
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In September 1980, this film was originally issued an R rating by the Australian Film Classifiction Board. This rating was then appealed at the Films Board of Review in September 1980. The appeal was successful and the film was re-classified with an M (= 15+) rating just before its theatrical debut season in October 1980. See more »

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A realistic look at Aussie prison life in the 70s
22 October 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is based around the wave of rioting and unrest that swept through jails in NSW in the 1970s over officer brutality and generally poor treatment. It depicts the incredible violence of the time without becoming excessively graphic and touches on situational homosexuality and other aspects of prison life realistically.

For anyone that is interested in seeing a side of Australia that doesn't get a look in that often in cinema, this is well worth a look.


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