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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

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

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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 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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