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Writers:
John D. Lamond (screenplay)
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Release Date:
May 1988 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Air force Lieutenant Harris starts for a flight to Boa Boa, on board Reverend Mitchell with a box containing... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Surprisingly good pulp adventure See more (6 total) »

Cast

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John Hargreaves ... Lt.Harris
Meredith Phillips ... Melanie Mitchell
Max Phipps ... Savage

Bill Hunter ... O'Reilly
Simon Chilvers ... Rev. Mitchell
Alex Scott ... Gen. Hackett
David Parker ... Hayes
Adrian Wright ... Valentine
Peter Cummins ... Col. Brien
Tommy Dysart ... Bartender
Arron Wayne Cull ... Logan (as Wayne Cull)
Alex Menglet ... Sullivan
Nigel Bradshaw ... Spencer
Chris Gregory ... Appleton
John Murphy ... Gus
Victor Kazan ... Sir Manning Benson
Clive Hearne ... Capt. Fisher
Bill Fozz ... Armed secretary
Hayes Gordon ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Joseph ... Grave Robber (uncredited)

Hugo Weaving ... Thug (uncredited)

Directed by
Colin Eggleston 
 
Writing credits
John D. Lamond (screenplay and story) (as John Lamond)

Rob Mowbray (additional material) (as Rob Moubray) &
Peter Herbert (additional material)

Produced by
Michael Hirsh .... producer
John D. Lamond .... producer (as John Lamond)
 
Original Music by
Brian May 
 
Cinematography by
Garry Wapshott 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Hirsh 
John D. Lamond  (as John Lamond)
 
Casting by
Lee Larner 
 
Production Design by
Kristian Fredrikson  (as Kristian Fredrickson)
 
Art Direction by
Owen Paterson 
 
Costume Design by
Kristian Fredrikson  (as Kristian Frederickson)
 
Makeup Department
Lynette Harding .... assistant makeup artist
José Luis Pérez .... chief makeup artist (as Jose Perez)
José Luis Pérez .... makeup artist: additional photography unit (as Jose Perez)
Andrew Simon .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Milanka Comfort .... production supervisor
Jeff Gale .... assistant unit manager
Philip McCarthy .... unit manager
Kevin Powell .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ross Hamilton .... second unit director
Euan Keddie .... first assistant director: second unit
John Powditch .... first assistant director
Matthew Rees-Jones .... third assistant director
Stuart Wood .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Annetta .... additional specialized props and models
Fil Barlow .... storyboard artist
Hugh Bateup .... carpenter
Graham Beatty .... carpenter
Scott Bird .... draughtsman
Danny Burnett .... construction manager
Stef Campbell .... original concept drawings
Debra Cole .... art department coordinator
John Cox .... prop maker
John Cox .... sculptor
Brad Cramp .... chief fabricator
Leigh Cunningham .... prop buyer
Alethea Deane .... prop buyer (as Alethea Dean)
Jon Dowding .... original concept designer
Tony Downie .... fabricator
Rick Doyer .... set finisher
Mike Fowlie .... property master
Alan Ginn .... fabricator
Ross Greig .... fabricator
Alistair Hardiman .... storyboard artist
Bob Hern .... carpenter (as Robert Hern)
Chris James .... standby props
Phillip Kanlidis .... storyboard artist (as Phil Kanlidis)
Martin Kellock .... carpenter
Kerry Leonard .... set finisher
Billy Malcolm .... chief set finisher
Billy Malcolm .... scenic artist
Jim Mavridis .... art department runner
Suza Maybury .... prop maker assistant (as Sue Maybury)
Gordon McIntyre .... assistant construction manager
Jim Millett .... additional specialized props and models (as James Millett)
Richard Mueck .... additional specialized props and models
Frank Noble .... carpenter
Peter O'Brien .... prop maker
Peter O'Brien .... sculptor
Bill Owen .... title artwork
Gerry Powderly .... carpenter (as Gerry Powdereley)
Alistair Reilly .... stagehand
Jeff Smart .... storyboard artist
Walter Sperl .... carpenter
Bruce Thompson .... art department runner
Jack Wight .... art department electrician
Harry Zettel .... standby props
 
Sound Department
Peter Burgess .... sound effects editor
Steve Burgess .... post-sync recordist
Adrian Carr .... dialogue editor
Craig Carter .... sound effects editor
Tim Chau .... sound effects editor
Peter Clancy .... sound technician
Helen Field .... coordinator: Soundfirm
Phil Judd .... sound mixer
Bruce Lamshed .... sound designer
Bruce Lamshed .... supervising sound editor
Sue Lamshed .... sound effects assistant
Ian Maycock .... post-sync recordist
Andrew Ramage .... production sound: additional photography unit
Terry Rodman .... sound effects editor
Nicki Roller .... coordinator: Soundfirm
Roger Savage .... sound mixer
Grant Stuart .... boom operator: additional photography unit
Mark J. Wasiutak .... boom operator (as Mark Wasiutak)
Gary Wilkins .... sound recordist
Eugene Wilson .... sound transfers
 
Special Effects by
Peter Evans .... mechanical effects
Alan Maxwell .... mechanical effects (as Allan Maxwell)
Jamie Thompson .... assistant mechanical effects
Tracy Wainwright .... mechanical effects runner
 
Visual Effects by
Ken Arlidge .... visual effects cameraman
Roger Cowland .... opticals
Dennis Nicholson .... special visual effects creator
 
Stunts
Chris Anderson .... stunts
Tony Archer .... stunts
Max Aspin .... stunt coordinator
Max Aspin .... stunts
Matt Burns .... stunts
Ros Chigjey .... stunts (as Ross Chidgey)
Jade Clayton .... stunts
Tom Coltraine .... stunts
Kevin Donnelly .... stunts: DC3 wing walking
Ian Lind .... stunts
Graham Mathrick .... stunts (as Graham Matthrick)
Fiona McConchie .... stunts
Van Neal .... stunts
Allan Oberholzer .... stunts
Wayne Pleace .... stunts
Johnny Raaen .... stunts (as John Raaen)
Arch Roberts .... stunts (as Archie Roberts)
Reg Roordink .... stunts
Steve Roper .... stunts
Robert Simper .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Adams .... gaffer
Henry Bource .... underwater lighting
Barry Brown .... grip: second unit
Malcolm Burrowes .... camera operator (as Malcolm Burrows)
Clive Duncan .... focus puller
Mark Gilfedder .... best boy: second unit
Barry Helleren .... focus puller
Ian Hobson .... assistant grip
Jim Hunt .... electrician
John Irving .... gaffer: second unit
Jon Leaver .... generator operator
Jamie Leckie .... assistant grip
Noel Mudie .... key grip
Rex Nicholson .... assistant camera: additional photography unit
Rex Nicholson .... clapper loader
David Parker .... still photographer
Pieter van Santen .... assistant camera: second unit (as Peter Van Santen)
Gary Scholes .... best boy
David Stevens .... clapper loader
Ron Taylor .... photographer: underwater sequence
Valerie Taylor .... photographer: underwater sequence
Paul Tilley .... clapper loader: additional photography unit
Mandy Walker .... loader: second unit (as Amanda Walker)
Greg Wallace .... grip: additional photography unit
John Wheeler .... director of photography: additional photography unit
John Wheeler .... director of photography: second unit
Colin Williams .... gaffer: additional photography unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Armstrong .... standby wardrobe: second unit (as Su Armstrong)
Sandra Hirsh .... wardrobe assistant
Frankie Hogan .... standby wardrobe
Aphrodite Kondos .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Pippa Anderson .... assembly editor
Jill Holt .... assistant film editor
Jacqueline Horvarth .... assistant film editor
Russell Hurley .... post-production opticals coordinator
Peter McBain .... dailies projectionist
 
Music Department
Robin Gray .... music recordist
Robert John .... musician
Brian May .... conductor
Philip Powers .... executive soundtrack producer
 
Other crew
Bruce Andrews .... captain: B25
Briony Behets .... continuity: second unit
Annabelle Brown .... assistant caterer
Brian Chadwick .... aircraft maintenance engineer: aerial unit
Orlena Charleston .... assistant production accountant
Jade Clayton .... safety officer
Michael Davis .... production coordinator: second unit
Wendy Day .... unit publicist
Bill Gooley .... laboratory liaison
Wolfgang Graf .... caterer: second unit
John Heddles .... aeronautical engineer: aerial unit (as Captain John Heddles)
Mark Heighes .... underwater stand-in
Ray Hennessy .... location scout
John Holmes .... captain: CASA
David Hooton .... co-pilot: CASA
John Kearney .... investors representative
Robert Kewley .... location scout
Geoff McDonald .... co-pilot: DC3
Jack McDonald .... pilot: Mustang
Warwick McDonald .... diving instructor
Randall McFarlane .... co-pilot: B25
Malcolm McKay .... diving instructor
Sue Milliken .... completion guarantor
Pauline Montagne .... assistant production accountant (as Pauline Montagna)
Anne Mudie .... assistant: Mr. Lamond and Mr. Hirsh
Douglas Novak .... dog handler
Hans Novak .... dog handler
Col Pay .... pilot: Mustang
Bill Pike .... captain: DC3
Richard Piorkowski .... laboratory liaison
Don Pollock .... aerial coordinator: aerial unit (as Wing Commander Don Pollock RAAF [Retd.])
Vivienne Schwartz .... production assistant (as Vivienne Schwarcz)
Bill Taylor .... liaison officer: Department of Aviation
David Thomas .... mechanic
Jenni Tosi .... continuity (as Jeni Tosi)
Richard Waddy .... liaison officer: RAAF (as Squadron Leader Richard Waddy)
Mike Warwick .... armorer (as Mike Warrick)
Graeme Windsor .... safety coordinator: aerial unit
Robert Wood .... production office runner
Graeme H. Wright .... production accountant
Helen Wright .... caterer
 

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This movie features original Australian black-and-white newsreel footage.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good pulp adventure, 20 June 2009
Author: gwquinn from United States

I just watched it, having picked up a used copy from Amazon and I was shocked at how good it was! I expected the worst, based upon all the horrible fan reviews. Is it as good as Indiana? No, probably not, but there were no scenes as absurdly preposterous as those we've seen with Indy either. (Refrigerators and A-bombs?) I wish it were 30 minutes longer, to tie up some loose ends and allow for a more satisfying climax. Still, a solid 7-8 stars in my book. I enjoyed the hero and his plucky girl a lot and found them more believable than the typical Hollywood stars. I just like Aussies I guess. The soundtrack reminded me very much of Sky Captain.

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