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Heatwave (1982)

 -  Drama  -  June 1983 (USA)
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A planned housing development in the mid 70's designed for an upstart Cockney immigrant developer, becomes the centre of controversy as tenants and squatters in the older houses refuse to move.

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Kate Dean
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Stephen West
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Peter Houseman
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Robert Duncan
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Philip Lawson
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Victoria West (as Anna Jemison)
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Freddie Dwyer
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Mick Davies
Peter Hehir ...
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Carole Skinner ...
Mary Ford
Gillian Jones ...
Barbie Lee Taylor
Frank Gallacher ...
Dick Molnar
Tui Bow ...
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Don Crosby ...
Jim Taylor
Lynette Curran ...
Evonne Houseman
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A planned housing development in the mid 70's designed for an upstart Cockney immigrant developer, becomes the centre of controversy as tenants and squatters in the older houses refuse to move.

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One man. One woman. Caught together in the cold terror of...HEATWAVE

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In an interview with 'Urban Cinefile', director Phillip Noyce said of this film: "I'd have no doubt shot it differently ... told the story differently, today. Maybe that's because I'm more conservative. I might have made the connections between the conspirators more certain, rather than implied. _Heatwave_ belongs to a different era in Australian cinema, a time when we took a lot risks. I guess that comes with youth - the youth of the director and the youth of that second new wave of filmmakers. It was a time when there was a love affair between audiences and Australian cinema, something which these days is rather on and off." See more »

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This classic Australian film by veteran director Phillip Noyce probably deserves more credit than it gets. It's not as good as Noyce's recent Rabbit-Proof Fence or 1978's Newsfront, but the talent it has to offer is quite impressive with stars such as Judy Davis and Bill Hunter. It won't appeal to everybody, but it's still worth a look at - especially if you're into the Australian film industry.


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