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
Dr White is the only fictional character and is based on an amalgam of several doctors at the crash site. See more »
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 »
This film is misleading. It is described as a dramatic depiction of actual events. I found it to be inaccurate and fictional. Some of the points made in the movie had no historical basis, while some information was left out to enhance sensationalism. If you remember this disaster, the movie will be a good way of remembering it, but it should not be used to study, as it is not accurate.
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