The Day of the Roses (1998)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama
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Docudrama of the events surrounding the Granville Rail Disaster in Sydney in January 1977, and the subsequent coronial investigation.

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On January 18th, 1977, a crowded commuter train heading for Sydney, came off the track and struck the pillars of an overhead road bridge, crushing part of the train and killing 83 passengers and injuring more than 200 others. This story follows the coronial inquiry into the crash with flash-backs to the main story, and the efforts of the rescuers to free the injured victims. Written by <hartcher@ozemail.com.au>

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The true story of the Granville train disaster.

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11 January 1998 (Australia)  »

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Dr White is the only fictional character and is based on an amalgam of several doctors at the crash site. See more »

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The cars that crash down with the bridge are removed via crane towards the end of the film. Moments later, a character climbs down from the bridge to the railway tracks, and the cars are back where they were behind him. See more »

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Fantastic film - brilliantly recapping the tragedy
26 April 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Day Of The Roses was the story of the Granville train accident, a tragedy where 83 people lost their lives. In this film, set out in the form of the inquest a while after the accident occurred, was wonderfully made - recreating the day in a very moving and powerful way. The award-winning screenplay is a standout, and the acting is quite superb. Even if you have no prior knowledge of Australia's worst train disaster, this film will still be thoroughly enjoyable.


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