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Blackrock (1997)

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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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References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

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Is anyone else who commented aware that this is based on a true story?
5 January 2001 | by (Newcastle, Australia) – See all my reviews

I am so glad that I am not the girl who was called "Cherie" in the movie as the above comments on "how it is supposed to make us think" etc, is irrelevant. She was Tracey Warners (Leigh Lee's) best friend and suffered along with the rest of the innocents portrayed in Blackrock. I lived 5 minutes away from Stockton (which is the "mythical" town in which Blackrock is set), and I remember this murder happening at the time. It is unfair to judge this movie on "the ideals" we were meant to gain from watching it as it was a factual encounter. It is too bad if you don't "get" this film, as it is not meant to be "got". It happened. As for the characters not evolving - well, you will have to take that up with the people on who they were depicting. I am sure that they are sorry that their everyday lives do not summarise the lives YOU think they should have led.


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