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Heroes' Mountain (2002)

The story of Stuart Diver, the only person to survive the 1997 Thredbo tragedy that came about when a landslide engulfed a ski lodge situated in the Snowy Mountains.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Diver
Tom Long ...
Paul Featherstone
Jodie Dry ...
Sally Diver
Euan Diver
Joe Manning ...
Dave Brodie
Federal Policewoman
Peter Forbutt
Mike Sodergren
Tony Barry ...
Steve Diver
Penne Hackforth-Jones ...
Annette Diver
John Gregg ...
Andrew Donald
Tina Bursill ...
Margy Donald
Tiriel Mora ...
Mark Powderly
Police Inspector


On 30th July 1997 at Thredbo Australia 18 people where buried alive by a landslide. One of those men, Stuart Diver, managed to stay alive. With the rescuers working tireless to find survivors Diver was trying to let them know that he was alive, buried under the rubble. After a massive 65 hours in the freezing temperatures, wearing only his under wear, Stuart Diver was the only person to be pulled from the rubble. Written by The Tallman <jono33@hotmail.com>, Kristy Harvey

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One man made all Australia believe in miracles.




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3 March 2007 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Epiheirisi diasosis - Hionostivada  »

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All exterior scenes were filmed in the Ski resort Falls Creek, Victora, Australia, where the landslide site was recreated painstakingly accurately from news footage and photos. The production chose this location as it was considered inappropriate to recreate the site in the actual town of Thredbo, NSW and that Falls Creek had similar style of locations and ski lodge architecture to double for Thredbo in the film. See more »


Events take place on 31 July 1997, however some scenes show Ford Falcon AU model vehicles - the AU model Falcon was not released until September 1998. See more »

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Very Well Acted Piece Of Australian History
10 March 2002 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

Heroes' Mountain offers a great insight into the Thredbo tragedy. We Australians were devastated by this disaster and we all greatly admired the sole survivor Stuart Diver. This movie shows his ordeal very well, with a fine performance from Craig McLachlan as Diver. Every member of the supporting cast was excellent, lending such believability to their performances that you forgot that you were watching the film, and not the real thing.

The only drawback, I felt, was that it didn't deal with the aftermath at all. We got told that Stuart Diver recovered and eventually returned to Thredbo. It would have been good to know other details of the tragedy, rather than just focusing on Diver. How many people were killed? What happened to the families of the victims? What did Stuart Diver achieve after the accident, if anything?

It is a well directed film, and very engaging. Particularly for those of us who remember seeing Stuart Diver pulled out live on television in 1997. Well done to all the actors. Definitely worth a look.

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