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Heatwave (1982)

R  |   |  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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Philip Lawson
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Victoria West (as Anna Jemison)
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Mick Davies
Peter Hehir ...
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Barbie Lee Taylor
Frank Gallacher ...
Dick Molnar
Tui Bow ...
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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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Upon its theatrical release, director Phillip Noyce said of this film's story: "It has a lot of parallels to Newsfront (1978). The main character is a man fighting to keep his integrity when everyone around him wants to compromise." See more »

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1 April 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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