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Goodbye Paradise (1983)

On Queensland's Gold Coast in the early 1980s, when a disgraced former cop, Michael Stacey writes a book exposing police corruption, does an investigation resulting in 2 murders, exposes a ... See full summary »

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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Michael Stacy
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Kate
Janet Scrivener ...
Kathy
Kate Fitzpatrick ...
Mrs. McCreadie
Tex Morton ...
Godfrey (as Robert 'Tex' Morton)
Don Pascoe ...
Senator McCredie
John Clayton ...
Todd
Lex Marinos ...
Con
Paul Chubb ...
Curly
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Quiney
Peter Lawless ...
Soldier
Ray Shaw ...
Entertainer
Holly Brown ...
Drag queen
Kris McQuade ...
Hooker
Wallas Eaton ...
Clyde (as Wallace Eaton)
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On Queensland's Gold Coast in the early 1980s, when a disgraced former cop, Michael Stacey writes a book exposing police corruption, does an investigation resulting in 2 murders, exposes a religious cult and watches the army begin a military coup. Written by zzzorf

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21 July 1983 (Australia)  »

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This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »

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30 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No, you don't have to be Australian to enjoy this. I'm an American who was in Oz when this was released, went to see it, and thoroughly enjoyed it. True, there were a few bits I wouldn't have got had not my g.f. told me (the name of the detective's dog was a big political name in Papua New Guinea), but such things numbered fewer than half a dozen, as I recall, and even before I was told the reference it didn't matter. Parts were hilarious, parts were suspenseful, all of it was well acted and directed, and everything added up neatly at the end. I mainly recall the screen going black when the detective fell asleep in an alcoholic stupor. Been trying to find this for years first on VHS, now on DVD. I think Godot will arrive sooner than this one.


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