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Director:
Writer:
Stephen MacLean (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 April 1982 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Comedy Musical. See more »
Plot:
Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Lighthearted, Joyous Musical See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jo Kennedy ... Jackie
Ross O'Donovan ... Angus
Margo Lee ... Pearl

Max Cullen ... Reg
Pat Evison ... Nana
John O'May ... Terry
Dennis Miller ... Lou
Norm Erskine ... Hazza (as Norman Erskine)

Melissa Jaffer ... Mrs. Booth
Phil Judd ... One of The Swingers (as Philip Judd)
Dwayne Hillman ... One of The Swingers
Ian Gilroy ... One of The Swingers
Ned Lander ... Robbie
Mark Little ... Carl
Ian Spence ... Spider
Kerry McKay ... Phil
Peter Davies ... Timpany
Carol Burns ... Teacher
Max Simms ... Window Dresser
Pat Rooney ... Bouncer
Vola Vandere ... Flamenco Dancer
Giselle Morgan ... Wilma
Ken Lambeth ... Schoolboy Bully
Jamie Campbell ... Schoolboy 1
Warren Lewis ... Schoolboy 2
Lucky Grills ... Brewery Truckdriver
Bernard Curran ... Truckies Assistant
Frankie James ... Singing Drunk
Syd Heylen ... Pub Regular
Doug Scroope ... Impatient Man
Judith Woodroffe ... Terry's Secretary
John Sheerin ... Policeman
Peter Boswell ... Managing Director
Brett Nevill ... TV Reporter
Michael Moody ... Rescue Ladderman
Ben Franklin ... Young Policeman
Lyn Lovett ... Policewoman
Rainee Skinner ... Rock Photographer
Johnny Garfield ... Aggressive Drunk (as John Garfield)
Brian Blain ... Brewery Executive

Geoffrey Rush ... Floor Manager
Janice Finn ... Production Assistant
Katherine Romaine ... Make-up Artist
Kay Eklund ... Wardrobe Lady
Geoff Rhoe ... Terry's Boyfriend (as Geoffrey Rhoe)
Doug Hull ... Security Guard
Donnie Sutherland ... Concert Judge
Camille Linden ... Backup Singer 1
Elyse Clare ... Backup Singer 2
Rona Coleman ... Backup Singer 3
Stuart Campbell ... TV Director

Kaarin Fairfax ... Ice Cream Girl
Sam ... Nana's Dog

Directed by
Gillian Armstrong 
 
Writing credits
Stephen MacLean (original screenplay)

Produced by
Richard Brennan .... producer
David Elfick .... producer
Stephen MacLean .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Russell Boyd 
 
Film Editing by
Nicholas Beauman 
 
Production Design by
Brian Thomson 
 
Art Direction by
Kim Hilder 
 
Set Decoration by
Sally Campbell 
Lissa Coote 
 
Costume Design by
Luciana Arrighi 
Terry Ryan 
 
Makeup Department
Elaine Carew .... makeup supervisor
Cheryl Williams .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Barbara Gibbs .... production manager
Richard Ussher .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colin Fletcher .... second assistant director
Chris Maudson .... second assistant director
Mark Turnbull .... first assistant director
Tony Winley .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alan Fleming .... construction manager
Elizabeth Leszczynski .... scenic artist
Peter M. Morley .... art department photographer
 
Sound Department
Anne Breslin .... sound editor
Helen Brown .... sound editor
Gethin Creagh .... sound mixer
David Dockendorf .... sound mixer
Peter Fenton .... sound mixer
Pat Fiske .... boom operator
Peter Foster .... sound editor
Jack Friedman .... boom operator
Phil Judd .... sound recordist
Paul Maxwell .... sound editor
Marc van Buuren .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Dale Aspin .... stunt coordinator
Tim Coldwell .... stunt supervisor
Glen Davis .... stunt supervisor
Chris Hession .... stunt supervisor (as Chris Hesson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bansgrove .... gaffer
Nixon Binney .... camera operator
Ray Brown .... key grip
Colin Chase .... electrician
Paul Gantner .... best boy
Steve Mason .... assistant camera (as Stephen Mason)
Peter Menzies Jr. .... assistant camera
John Mouncey .... assistant camera
Malcolm Richards .... camera operator: second unit
John Swaffield .... focus puller
Bliss Swift .... still photographer
Geoffrey Wharton .... clapper loader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Armstrong .... wardrobe assistant
Melody Cooper .... animal costumes
Antony Jones .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Darin Wooldridge .... hd mastering
 
Music Department
Jeff Burstin .... composer: additional music
Joe Camilleri .... composer: additional music
Tony Faehse .... composer: additional music
Paul Kelly .... composer: additional music
Sean Kelly .... composer: additional music
Mark Moffatt .... musical director
Janice Slater .... vocal coach
 
Other crew
Dale Aspin .... animal trainer
David Atkins .... choreographer
Fran Moore .... unit publicist
Peter Page .... unit runner
Adrienne Read .... continuity
 

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Runtime:
105 min | USA:94 min (International version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The tightrope walking sequence was filmed in an alleyway between Young Street and Loftus Lane at Circular Quay. It is virtually unchanged from the time of filming.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the "Gimme Love" number, Jackie and Angus are briefly seen dancing on the nightclub floor several moments before they actually arrive at the club on their motorcycle. (This continuity error is not present in an alternative take of the sequence that features on the DVD as an extra.)See more »
Quotes:
Nana:Lay off him love, you know he's got a plate in his head.
Angus:A plate? I think they threw in the knife and fork, too.
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Soundtrack:
Monkey In MeSee more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Lighthearted, Joyous Musical, 2 February 2004
Author: subcityii from Noth Hollywood, CA

I saw this movie when it was originally released in America in the early 1980's. I enjoyed the film quite a bit and eventually bought the soundtrack. I just rented the film on video and it still holds up for me after all these years. It is still simple, quirky, vibrant and lively just as I remembered it. The characters are well drawn and very unique and the dance numbers are just as quirky as the rest of the movie. The "Body and Soul" number in the pub literally gets everyone in on the act and it is a highlight of the film for me. I read where director Gillian Armstrong said the reason she made the film after scoring with a period piece like "My Brilliant Career" is because she wanted to do something unusual and little unexpected. She (and all involved) very much succeed. The soundtrack has 1980's style new wave influenced pop. Whether you enjoy the rest of the movie will probably depend on whether you enjoy that style of music. If you do, give this movie a look, if you do not, then pass on it.

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