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The Day of the Roses (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  22 September 2001 (Netherlands)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Weir
Chris Betts ...
Sgt. Merv Masterson
Aaron Blabey ...
Dr White
Carol Burns ...
Cormac Costello ...
Michael "Scotty" McInally
Helen Dallimore ...
Annette Gordon
Erica Watson
Margaret Warby
Paul Mercurio ...
Bryan Gordon
Heather Mitchell ...
Margaret Shuttler
Boris Osman
Damian Pike ...
Constable Garry Raymond
Sgt. Joe Beecroft
Jeremy Sims ...
Gerry Buchtmann


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 <>

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The true story of the Granville train disaster.




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22 September 2001 (Netherlands)  »

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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 »


Boris Osman's accident site diorama features Matchbox toy cars of post-1977 vehicles, some of which weren't produced by the company until at least 1992. See more »

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The Blues Mountains train must always run on time... it's the unwritten law
21 January 2004 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a very good TV mini series. Made in two parts, focusing on the coronial inquest & the events on the day of the derailment.

A tragically true tale of what can happen because of penny pinching, incompetence & political opportunism.

Good acting by the large ensemble cast & good production values, not just by a telemovie status, but by general production values.

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