Spider and Rose are on the road to Coonabarabran. It's Spider's last day working as an ambo, and he's in a hurry. Rose has been in a car crash and would prefer they take their time. Along ... See full summary »

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Ruth Cracknell ...
Rose Dougherty
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Spider McCall
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Jack
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Robert Dougherty
Jennifer Cluff ...
Helen Dougherty
Harry Tritton ...
Paddy
Heidi Lapaine ...
Nurse Maguire
Tina Bursill ...
Sister Abbott
Emily Dawe ...
Ambulance Officer
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Henderson
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Nurse Price
Brian Vriends ...
Spider's Mate
Helen O'Connor ...
Distressed Mother
David Cockburn ...
Dying Boy
Bruce Venables ...
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Spider and Rose are on the road to Coonabarabran. It's Spider's last day working as an ambo, and he's in a hurry. Rose has been in a car crash and would prefer they take their time. Along the way the two get to know each other and have some adventures neither one had planned. Written by Lynn Salmon

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Two people with only one thing in common... They can't stand each other! See more »

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15 September 1994 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Pajak i róza  »

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AUD 3,400,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Crazy Credits

The end credits play over an argument between Spider and an ambulance driver as to whether Spider should travel in the back of the ambulance. After the final credit, there is a shot of the ambulance driving, with music playing from the radio. Cut to Spider, strapped to a stretcher in the back of the ambulance. He shouts: "Turn that music off!". Cut to black. See more »

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Moment of Awaking
Written by Chung Zhi ing Yeh
(Tanabe Music Publishing Co Ltd)
Performed by Yolinda Yan
Courtesy Sony Music
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A little ripper
12 September 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. I must have seen it three times already and tonight when I watched it again, it impressed me all over again. Yes, I agree with what has been said before about Ruth Cracknell, she was unmatched, and I have not seen a lot of her work. But the thing about Australian films that always draws me in is the crispness and sparkle that is missing in other countries' offerings. I don't know what it is - maybe the diminished ozone layer? Anyway to me, this is a joy, a feast of one liners, a corny story with an unusual ending - I thought it would end differently - some great panoramic filming and great characters. What more is there? OK, it's not Shakespeare, Pinter or Mike Leigh, but it is entertainment and for me, it's timeless.


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