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The Killing of Angel Street (1981)

Jessica Simmonds returns from overseas to find her retired professor father in a bitter public fight to save the historic Sydney waterfront houses on Angel Street. After her father's ... See full summary »

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Jessica Simmonds returns from overseas to find her retired professor father in a bitter public fight to save the historic Sydney waterfront houses on Angel Street. After her father's mysterious death, she joins forces with local residents and a union leader against corrupt forces. Based on the real life mysterious disappearance of Juanita Nielsen. Written by Anonymous

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Jessica started out fighting for the street. She ended up fighting for her life. [Australia Theatrical]

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1 October 1981 (Australia)  »

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AUD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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This film was one of two Australian movies that were inspired by the campaigns against Kings Cross, Sydney high-rise developments and the real life disappearance of Juanita Nielsen that were made around 1981-1982. The other film was Heatwave (1982). The production shoots in Sydney overlapped and reportedly, at one time, both films were lensing in the same street in Sydney. See more »

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After Jessica returns from the police station after being falsely arrested, there is a scene between her and Elliot where she is explaining to him what happened to her. The scene takes place on the shore of Sydney Harbour and there is a ship being painted in the background. The scene is only two or three minutes long but the significant progress made by the painters on the ship is clearly visible and betrays the actual length it took to film the scene. See more »

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We Shall Not Be Moved
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Aussie Thriller based on true story
30 March 2001 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

Great aussie thriller though hard to find now on video to hire or buy and not been screened on aussie tv for some time now. Based on a true story surrounding the dissapearance of juanita nielson,this movie shot in and around sydney received mixed reviews despite the talented cast led perfectly by the gorgeous elizabeth alexander.This movie is worth watching over and over again just to look at elizabeth.A truely talented Australian actress whose talents seemed to be wasted and never reached the success her acting talents deserved. For those who like aussie movies this is a must and proves aussie filmmakers were turning out high quality dramas/thrillers long before the likes of "muriel's wedding" and "prescilla queen of the dessert"(2 fine aussie comedies)were even thought of. Ending of this movie was a little dissapointing but is thought provoking as it leaves the viewer with many unawnsered questions on the real dissapearance of juanita nielson. I rate this an 8 out of 10.


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