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The Empty Beach (1985)

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A down-on-his-luck P.I. is hired by a beautiful woman to find her missing husband who disappeared after receiving some tapes.

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Cliff Hardy
Anna Maria Monticelli ...
Anne Winter
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MacLeary
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Parker
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Marion SInger
Peter Collingwood ...
Fred Ward
Kerry Mack ...
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Tal
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Brian Henneberry
Rhys McConnochie ...
Garth Green
Steve Rackman ...
Rex
Robert Alexander ...
Bob
Bob Barrett ...
Johnno
Christopher Lewis ...
Aldo
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A down-on-his-luck P.I. is hired by a beautiful woman to find her missing husband who disappeared after receiving some tapes.

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Cliff Hardy - One Man Against Sydney's Underworld

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12 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Novelist Peter Corris wrote the first few drafts of the screenplay but was unsatisfied with the final script and the film though Corris did praise Bryan Brown's interpretation and characterization of his Cliff Hardy detective. See more »

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Film Noir Down Under
30 April 2000 | by (Dewsbury, England) – See all my reviews

A curiosity - a bit like the Big Sleep transposed to 1980s Sydney. Bryan Brown is Cliff Hardy - an Aussie Sam Spade - uncovering corruption and general nastiness.

Brown, sometimes accused of woodeness, is personable enough as the down-at-heel investigator.

The plot takes our hero through the inherent humiliations of the genre and leads to a creepily disquieting finale.

Interesting principally in the way it presents a rather nasty counterpoint to the usual sun 'n' fun vision of Sydney.


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