The dramatized true-story of the Granville train disaster in Jan 1977 and the subsequent inquiry. Told across two time-frames: the impossible conditions of rescuers, victims and survivors and the divisive investigation by the Coroner.
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Cormac Costello ...
 Michael 'Scotty' McInally (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Rescuer (2 episodes, 1998)
Helen Dallimore ...
 Annette Gordon (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Erica Watson (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Margaret Warby (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Bryan Gordon (2 episodes, 1998)
Heather Mitchell ...
 Margaret Shuttler (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Boris Osman (2 episodes, 1998)
Damian Pike ...
 Constable Garry Raymond (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Sgt. Joe Beecroft (2 episodes, 1998)
Jeremy Sims ...
 Gerry Buchtmann (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Debbie Skow (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Dick Lamb (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Inspector Ray Williams (2 episodes, 1998)
Eugene Gilfedder ...
 Mr. Ward (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Informer (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Public Servant (2 episodes, 1998)
Vince Atkinson ...
 Glen Summerhayes (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Tom Weir (2 episodes, 1998)
Chris Betts ...
 Sgt. Merv Masterson (2 episodes, 1998)
Aaron Blabey ...
 Dr. White (2 episodes, 1998)
Andrew Booth ...
 Policeman (2 episodes, 1998)
Carol Burns ...
 Greta (2 episodes, 1998)
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 McCrossan (2 episodes, 1998)
John Clayton ...
 Murray Farquhar (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Station Officer (2 episodes, 1998)
Elaine Cusick ...
 Prof. Raphael (2 episodes, 1998)
Paul Denny ...
 Constable Holman (2 episodes, 1998)
Amanda Dettrick ...
 Avrille Osman (2 episodes, 1998)
Ramsey Everingham ...
 Constable Bruce Gane (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Futcher ...
 Olencewicz (2 episodes, 1998)
Jack Heywood ...
 Salvation Army Officer (2 episodes, 1998)
Kevin Hides ...
 Chemist (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Sgt. McCormack (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mark Shuttler (2 episodes, 1998)
Steve Lovewell ...
 Security Guard (2 episodes, 1998)
Peter Marshall ...
 Railway Worker (2 episodes, 1998)
Colin McEwan ...
 Railway Barrister (2 episodes, 1998)
Sue McGrath ...
 Mrs. Skow (2 episodes, 1998)
Scott McLean ...
 Ambulance Officer (2 episodes, 1998)
Catherine Miller ...
 Policewoman (2 episodes, 1998)
Scarlett North-Cavanaugh ...
 Helen Ward (2 episodes, 1998)
John Orcsik ...
 Erica's Doctor (2 episodes, 1998)
Reema Petrusev ...
 Widow (2 episodes, 1998)
Rebecca Riggs ...
 Cherilyn Skow (2 episodes, 1998)
Brett Selwood ...
 Andrew Osman (2 episodes, 1998)
Rainee Skinner ...
 Mrs. Watson (2 episodes, 1998)
Steve Starr ...
 Fireman (2 episodes, 1998)
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On January 18th, 1977, a crowded commuter train heading for Sydney, derailed hitting a stanchion of the Granville bridge. The bridge collapsed and killed 83 passengers and injuring more than 232. This dramatised-true-story follows the horrendous survival and rescue and recovery of victims and the political and difficult investigation by the Coroner and his team of investigators Written by simonenorth00@gmail.com

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The true story of the Granville train disaster.

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1998 (Australia)  »

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Das Zugunglück  »

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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 »

Goofs

The train location is out of sync with the story line. One shot shows it to be around Emu Plains, next shot shows it to be still in the mountains. The locations are also wrong. One scene shows flour mills in the background that are located near Homebush on a freight line, well past Grandville on the line to the city. See more »

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Technically Inaccurate. A fictional film.
5 September 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

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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