Mercury (1996– )

TV Series  -   -  Drama
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 18 users  
Reviews: 2 user

The Sunday Mercury is a weekly paper published in Melbourne that tends to upset the government in power (and the opposition) as it reports the news. Reporters scramble to get their story on... See full summary »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
 
a list of 843 titles
created 17 Oct 2011
 

Related Items

Search for "Mercury" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mercury (1996– )

Mercury (1996– ) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mercury.

Season:

1

Year:

1996
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tired of local corruption and the harshness of his life a bushman demonstrates the true Aussie spirit and decides to run for parliament.

Director: George Whaley
Stars: Leo McKern, Joan Sutherland, Geoffrey Rush
Twisted (TV Series 1996)
Comedy | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In an Australian version of Tales Of The Unexpected, Bryan Brown introduces stories of the bizarre and the supernatural. Sometimes serious, often comical, but always with a twist at the end... See full summary »

Stars: Bryan Brown, Brittany Byrnes, Kimberley Davies
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

Director: Peter Duncan
Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham
Praise (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An unfocused twentysomething (Peter Fenton) moves in with a former co-worker (Sacha Holder), who is suffering from low self-esteem because of her weight, looks, and a case of eczema. Their ... See full summary »

Director: John Curran
Stars: Peter Fenton, Sacha Horler, Marta Dusseldorp
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A corrupt detective interrogates an unlucky surfer called Boaz, revealing a month of madness for a bunch of bizarre characters. In a series of interconnected stories with a loose theme of '... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Genocchio
Stars: Danny Adcock, Alex Blias, John Cass
Risk (2000)
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A naïve insurance adjuster comes under the tutelage of his jaded boss and gets caught in a web of deceit and lust.

Director: Alan White
Stars: Tom Long, Claudia Karvan, Melissa Madden-Gray
Starstruck (1982)
Comedy | Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee
Dilemma (1997)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A little girl is in a hospital dying of cancer. Death Row inmate Rudy Salazar has the bone marrow to save her life. His sentence is changed to life without parole in exchange for donating ... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Larsen, Eric Louzil, and 1 more credit »
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Sofia Shinas, Danny Trejo
Being Brendo (TV Series 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Everything from BDSM to drag queens, gay bashings to gay-bies. In 'Being Brendo', being gay is just the beginning.

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Denise Scott, Judith Lucy
Frontier (TV Mini-Series 1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Jerome Ehlers, Chris Haywood
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Samuel is 9 years old, he will be remembered as a thief, an arsonist and a murderer.

Directors: James Armstrong, Kasimir Burgess
Stars: Alan Brough, Eloise Raits, Geoffrey Rush
Call Me Sal (1996)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Arianna Bosi
Stars: Sally Cooper, Jennifer Jarman-Walker, Geoffrey Rush
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Bill Wyatt (13 episodes, 1996)
Victoria Longley ...
 Georgi Singer (13 episodes, 1996)
...
 Dave 'Gibbo' Gibson (13 episodes, 1996)
Susan Lyons ...
 Nell Roberts (13 episodes, 1996)
Terry Kenwrick ...
 John Proudfoot (13 episodes, 1996)
Julie Forsyth ...
 Tess McDonald (13 episodes, 1996)
Ernie Gray ...
 Ross Wheeler (13 episodes, 1996)
Pamela Rabe ...
 Clare Bannister (13 episodes, 1996)
Edit

Storyline

The Sunday Mercury is a weekly paper published in Melbourne that tends to upset the government in power (and the opposition) as it reports the news. Reporters scramble to get their story on page one, and zealously guard their "turf" while their editor is more interested in the final product and less in the bruised egos of his staff of the ire of the Victoria Prime Minister. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

melbourne | newspaper

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 May 1996 (Australia)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An American DVD release!?
28 October 2003 | by (Melbourne, Victoria) – See all my reviews

I can't believe Mercury has been SEEN in America,let alone released on DVD. Though apparently it is only 3 episodes. I suppose that's the pulling power of Geoffrey Rush at work. Mainly I'm so surprised as it is such a specific show both in place (Victoria) and time (the dark ages of the Kennett government.) Most people outside Victoria wouldn't be picking up on the (for Victorians, at least) not so subtle depiction of Jeff Kennett and the political goings on of the time. At the time of original screening it was considered almost an open declaration of the ABC's left wing bias. It also delt in one storyline with the issue of trigger happy Victorian poilce officers. In the show they shot dead a mentally ill person I think who was brandishing an axe. There was an investigation and the officer eventual shot himself in his car. I still remember the scene where the blood splattered on the back windscreen. One of those shows with a very catchy theme tune as well.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
More episodes in the US? den_of_slack
Discuss Mercury (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?