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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
Sally Diver
Euan Diver
Joe Manning ...
Dave Brodie
Federal Policewoman
Peter Forbutt
Mike Sodergren
Steve Diver
Penne Hackforth-Jones ...
Annette Diver
John Gregg ...
Andrew Donald
Tina Bursill ...
Margy Donald
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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Thredbo disaster made heroes of rescuers: well told
10 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

There wasn't anything new that could be done with a disaster story. It's a dramatisation of an actual event after all. But it was extraordinary to "see" the story behind what we all read in the newspapers and heard in TV broadcasts.

The direction was good, the story told well and acted very well. It was good to see Craig McLachlan in something again, and Nadine Garner.

Well worth a look.

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