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The Postcard Bandit (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  1 June 2003 (Australia)
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The story of notorious Australian bank robber Brendan Abbott, who according to the myth, sent postcards to authorities hot on his trail while on the run across the country.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Long ...
Brenden James Abbott
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Glenn Abbott
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Aaron Reynolds (as Matt Le Nevez)
Geneviève Lemon ...
Nola
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Thomas
Helen Dallimore ...
Gina
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Frankie
Anthony Phelan ...
Beaman
Michael Denkha ...
Pippos
David James ...
Drown
Richard Piper ...
Campbell
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Pritchard
Mel Rogan ...
Diane Abbott
Annie Byron ...
Thelma Abbott
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Masao Ayuda
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The story of notorious Australian bank robber Brendan Abbott, who according to the myth, sent postcards to authorities hot on his trail while on the run across the country.

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Bons baisers d'Australie  »

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When Abbott is finally arrested coming out of the Darwin City laundry, the police officer stepping out of the milk bar shouting at him has no bullets in his revolver. You can clearly see daylight through the cylinder See more »

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Has some great moments in it.
29 August 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good. I wasn't expecting a block buster so having low expectations probably made it better than what the comments have been.

Its worth watching and i would recommend it to anyone who likes an Aussie flick. I disagree that Peter Phelps would have been a better person to play Brenden Abbott. If you read up on the Postcard Bandit you would agree that Tom Long did a superb job.

It obviously didn't have a massive Hollywood budget but you shouldn't be disappointed if view it. It was on TV here in Australia very late and i thought I'd just watch the start but i ended up watching the entire movie through to 2am.

I read an article in the paper after this came out and the police officer who tracked down Abbott said it was a very accurate comparison to what it was like chasing down the Postcard Bandit. He said there had only been a few minor changes in the movie.

Judge for yourself.


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