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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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 »

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In one shot of the Gordons driving to the railway station, a 1985 Ford Falcon can be seen in a background side street. 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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