Fighting Back will bring you face-to-face with the unpleasant reality and disruptive consequences of a deeply disturbed young mind. A mind in adolescent turmoil; in rebellious conflict with society - unsure of it's direction, it's purpose, it's future. A destructive mind that wrecks havoc whichever way it turns. Young Paul Smith gives a remarkable performance as the trouble teen who finally gets peace in the relationship with his teacher. Great Australian film. Written by
One teacher can make a difference.
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Did You Know?
One of two 1982 theatrical feature films first released that year with the title of "Fighting Back". The movies are the American vigilante action thriller picture "Street Wars" aka "Fighting Back" [See: Street Wars
(1992)] and the Australian youth drama feature film Fighting Back
(1982). Ironically, both pictures featured a number of prominent "Tom" personnel: The U.S. movie starred actor Tom Skerritt
as John D'Angelo and had a character called Tom Cassidy played by Jim Lovelett
, whilst the Australian film was based on a novel called "Tom" (1978) by John Embling
, had a central character named "Tom" played by Paul Smith
, and had Tom Jeffrey
being a co-screenwriter and one of the producers on the picture. See more