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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
Nadine Garner ...
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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Release Date:

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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an accurate (so I'm told) report of an inferior rescue effort
16 July 2006 | by (Warsaw, Poland) – See all my reviews

I was able to watch the movie last Friday on Polish TV, four years after the movie had been made and nine years after the tragedy. And I was disgusted. The movie was a disaster, and if it is an accurate report, the rescue had been a disaster too. The rescue should have started with an attempt to make sure if there were any survivors. Not by simply saying "nobody could have survived this", but by using IR detectors, trained dogs, highly-sensitive microphones - there are numerous options. And what we can see is rescuers listening for survivors' voices by ear! and otherwise just standing or walking in the way of other rescuers. Now that's a well-organized action for me! And when the sole survivor is finally found, instead of dropping everything else and removing what has been piled on top of Stuart Diver, they talk and talk and talk. Indeed - three-fourths of the whole movie is talking. If that's the way rescue is brought in Australia, I surely don't want to go there at all. One more thing: If in the mountains you build a house of reinforced concrete with such poor foundations that melting snow can bring the whole structure down, then you really ask for trouble.

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