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Release Date:
18 October 1990 (USA) See more »
A time for dreams... A time for choices... A time that would never come again. See more »
After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Small town life in the 60's. See more (7 total) »


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Russell Crowe ... Johnny

Robert Mammone ... Sam
Danielle Spencer ... Meg
Emily Lumbers ... Jenny
Rodney Bell ... Shorty
Ben Oxenbould ... Heavyfoot
Myles Collins ... Stretch

Marc Aden Gray ... Nort (as Marc Gray)
Megan Connolly ... Kathleen
John Blair ... Billy
Rani Lockland ... Gail
Ajay Rochester ... Mandy (as Lea-Ann Towler)
Paul Robertson ... Birdie
George Whaley ... Sid
Jacquy Phillips ... Marion (as Jacqy Phillips)
Les Foxcroft ... Pop
Daphne Grey ... Jean
Patrick Ward ... Nev
May Lloyd ... Peg
Warren Coleman ... Clag
Maroochy Barambah ... Frances
Steve Dodd ... Old Spider
Cathren Michalak ... Mad Hilda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ross Bombaci ... Nick
Fred Goldsworthy ... Keith

Directed by
George Ogilvie 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ranald Allan  written by

Produced by
Al Clark .... executive producer
Jenny Day .... associate producer
Phil Gerlach .... executive producer (as Philip Gerlach)
Sue Seeary .... producer
Original Music by
Martin Armiger 
Cinematography by
Jeff Darling 
Film Editing by
Henry Dangar 
Casting by
Faith Martin 
Production Design by
Igor Nay 
Art Direction by
Kim Darby 
Costume Design by
Katie Pye 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Osborne .... second assistant director
Maria Phillips .... second assistant director
Chris Webb .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jane Murphy .... scenic artist
Philip Worth .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Julius Chan .... sound effects editor
Phil Heywood .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Keating .... boom operator
David Lee .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
Russell Allan .... stunts
Tom Coltraine .... stunts
Wally Dalton .... stunts
Mitch Deans .... stunts
Mark Hennessy .... stunts
Loren Jeffs .... stunts
Ray Jones .... stunts
Rocky McDonald .... stunts
Johnny Raaen .... stunts (as Johnny Raeen)
Glenn Ruehland .... stunt coordinator
Glenn Ruehland .... stunts
Greg Stuart .... stunts
Avril Wynne .... stunts (as April Wynne)
Simon Yates .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Lester Bishop .... key grip
Richard Bradshaw .... second assistant camera
Calum McFarlane .... additional focus puller
Garry Phillips .... focus puller
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lyn Askew .... wardrobe supervisor
Fiona Nicolls .... stand-by wardrobe
Location Management
Hugh Johnston .... location manager
Music Department
Martin Fabinyi .... music coordinator
Coralie Hartl .... orchestra contractor
Phillip Hartl .... concert master
Derek Williams .... conductor
Derek Williams .... orchestrator
Derek Williams .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Ward .... vehicle coordinator
Other crew
Sean Clayton .... production runner
Pru Donovan .... production accountant
Kerry Fetzer .... caterer
Deborah Samuels .... production coordinator
Esben Storm .... story consultant
Donna Wallace .... assistant accountant
Jo Weeks .... continuity

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92 min
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Russell Crowe (Johnny) met Danielle Spencer (Meg) at this film and they are now marriedSee more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Small town life in the 60's., 16 November 2001
Author: Liz Swinden ( from Hove, U.K.

Life in the '60s but this time as experienced in a small Australian town in the middle of nowhere. The story isn't new - Sam comes back to the town he left and the girl he left behind,Meg, now seeing his best friend Johnny. But the way it is filmed with unusual shots, great atmosphere and soundtrack and excellent performances all round make it a real treat. Russell plays Johnny who cracks up when he thinks his girlfriend is leaving him, with tragic consequences. You can easily see how this performance put him well on the track to playing Hando, Cort, Bud White and Maximus.

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