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Robert Bruning (story)
Bruce A. Wishart (screenplay)
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1977 (Australia) See more »
A psychotic prison escapee and his young partner decide to kidnap a wealthy couple's baby and hold it for ransom. Little do they know that the babysitter wants the baby for herself. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Judy Morris ... Tessa Goodman
Gerard Kennedy ... Elliot Faulkner
Vince Martin ... David
Peter Stratford ... Joshua Stevens
Carmen Duncan ... Helena Stevens
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Queenie Ashton ... Old Woman in Restaurant
Greg Bepper ... Bellhop
Christine Cameron
Marcus Hale
Muriel Hopkins ... Smoking Maid
Norton Howarth
Kerry McGuire ... Concierge
Geoff Parry ... Bob the Room Service Waiter
Don Philps ... Security Guard
Enid Lorimer ... Old Woman in Elevator (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Maxwell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Bruning  story
Bruce A. Wishart  screenplay

Produced by
Robert Bruning .... producer
David Hannay .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Russell Boyd (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Rod Hay 
Art Direction by
Darrell Lass 
Makeup Department
Josy Knowland .... makeup artist
Production Management
Rod Hay .... post-production supervisor
Terrie Vincent .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bowden .... assistant director
Art Department
Bruce Barber .... stand-by props
John Carroll .... buyer
Sound Department
Cliff Curl .... sound recordist (as Cliff Curll)
Phil Judd .... sound re-recording mixer
Julian McSwiney .... boom operator
Tomash Pokorry .... dubbing editor (as Tomash Pokorny)
Peter Armstrong .... stunt arranger
Camera and Electrical Department
Hans Heidrich .... second unit photography
Irvine G. McLaughlin .... grip (as Irvine McLaughlan)
Mick Morris .... gaffer
Peter Moss .... camera operator
Peter Moyes .... best boy
Chic Stringer .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Petley .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Philip Tory .... assistant editor
Other crew
Margaret-Rose Dunphy .... production secretary
Nigel Morgan .... production assistant
Therese O'Leary .... continuity

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74 min


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Mediocre with a touch of nostalgia and a few unexpected twists, 22 April 2011
Author: kookaburra42 from Australia

The title is taken from the nursery rhyme ~ Bye, baby bunting. A psychotic prison escapee is looking for a way to make some quick money, so after paying his old friend a visit he decides to kidnap a wealthy couple's baby from a hotel with the help of his reluctant friend and hold it for ransom. Little do they know that the babysitter hired for the evening has her own ideas about the baby and the kidnappers plans don't go according to plan.

This was filmed around Sydney Central railway station and in The Boulevard Hotel which was quite iconic in its day, it was a hoot to see the 1970's gaudy hotel decor and fashions. The Boulevard Hotel still functions as a hotel today with the same exterior but it has seen quite a few interior makeovers since this movie was made.

I caught this on late night TV and quite enjoyed it considering it was done on what looked to be a very cheap budget, the pace was good and held my attention for the full 90 minutes. I live in Sydney and grew up there so the main actors were recognisable to me and were major players in the 70's. I give it 7/10.

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