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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7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
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 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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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 same albino-looking man in a gray suit boards the train at Parramatta twice, seen in the foreground and background as two characters board, several shots apart. See more »

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I still remember
28 February 2004 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a very powerful documentary uncovering the events leading up to, during and following the Granville train disaster. I remember watching with horror the events on the television at the time, and although many other disasters have happened in Australia, and around the world since then, for many Sydneysiders it will remain one of the worst accidents in living memory. The movie, using the inquest as a focal point, is extremely well made, and very moving. The acting is sensitive and restrained, Rebecca Gibney, in particular, showing amazing depth of emotion. There are no big stars in this movie. It doesn't need them. The movie is essentially about the people whose lives were affected, and they are portrayed with humanity and empathy.


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