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When a young schoolgirl is raped and murdered, the mateship between a group of surfers is tested as the truth is slowly revealed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Breuls ...
Jared
Linda Cropper ...
Diane
Simon Lyndon ...
Ricko
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Det. Sgt. Wilansky
Rebecca Smart ...
Cherie
Jeanette Cronin ...
Lesley Warner
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Ken Warner
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Tiffany
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Det.Gilhooley
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Rachel
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Tracy (as Boyana Novakovich)
Shayne Francis ...
Glenys
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Len Kirby
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Stewart Ackland
Cameron Nugent ...
Jason
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In New South Wales, Jared surfs with his mates and has a first girl. He hosts a beach party for his older pal, Ricko, and witnesses four of his mates gang-rape a 15 year old. He does nothing, and the next day, she's found murdered. At school, the boys and the girls react: the girls with anger at the perpetrators, the boys with jeering at the dead girl's morality. The students' parents have their own responses. Jared retreats into angry silence, disgusted that he did nothing to help the dead girl. Meanwhile, his mother wants to talk to him about her impending cancer surgery, the police want to know what he saw, and his friend Ricko wants an alibi. Jared's cracking under the pressure. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1 May 1997 (Australia)  »

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AUD 1,100,000 (Australia)
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31 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I bought this film on DVD for 1 UK pound and have watched it over and over again a great story handled with care and told from no one in particulars point of view. OK so its not going to win any Oscars for having the biggest budget but i cant recommend this enough a truly under rated piece of Aussie cinema. If your looking for something different rent it or buy it i imagine you can pick it up cheap enough anywhere in the free world.

A lot of great photography and beautiful Australian scenery great direction great script.

also a ton of great music (austrailia and new Zealand have the best undiscovered bands music scenes and movies)


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