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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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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5 July 2010 | by (NSW Australia) – See all my reviews

I remember the day that this tragic event occurred and I remember also the publicity that followed about racing trains and poor tracks and worn out wheels which of course contributed to the accident. This movie would have to be the best re-creation of it that I could have ever imagined. I was absolutely fascinated by the accuracy of everything. How they re-created the train wreck under the bridge will forever keep me guessing how it was done. I don't care what anyone says, this was how it happened and how the truth emerged according to my memory. I also remember the stories of the characters as they were enduring in the wreck too. Courage and bravery were awash. The people involved really existed. Watching the events unfold is like watching a who dun nit as we learn of the shortcuts which cost so many lives. This is well worth seeing for anyone at all. It's really compelling stuff. Don't miss it.


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