The Day of the Roses (1998)

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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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The inspiration for the last scene, where the actual characters dropped the roses onto the track, came from the last scene of 'Schindlers List' where the stones were placed on Schindlers grave. 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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The Australian version of Titanic.
21 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

"The Day Of The Roses", the story about the 1972 Granville Train Crash which killed eighty-three people and its effects on the people around it, is an epic Australian mini-series which I thought was like the Australian version of Titanic. Time is always running out for the victims and their rescuers and sometimes, there is nothing they can do. It was filmed in my home of Brisbane and I could recognise some of the places filmed, which made it seem more real. The interwoven subplots each character is dealing with become even more serious when loved ones are lost and there is pain surrounding them. This is a brilliant mini-series and if you loved the epic of Titanic, The Day Of The Roses will touch your heart as well.


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