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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! -- A documentary that captures a time when Australian cinema got its gear off and showed the world a full-frontal explosion of sex, violence, horror and foot-to-the-floor, full bore action!

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Mark Hartley (written by)
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Release Date:
28 August 2008 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
Finally an Aussie film packed full of boobs, pubes, tubes ... and a bit of kung fu. See more »
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The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Phillip Adams ... Himself
Glory Annen ... Herself
Christine Amor ... Herself
Victoria Anoux ... Herself
Briony Behets ... Herself

Steve Bisley ... Himself

Jamie Blanks ... Himself
Graeme Blundell ... Himself

Russell Boyd ... Himself
Richard Brennan ... Himself
Tom Burstall ... Himself
Dan Burstall ... Himself
Robin Copping ... Himself
Barry Crocker ... Himself
Lynette Curran ... Herself

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Herself
Cassandra Delaney ... Herself
Everett De Roche ... Himself
Ross Dimsey ... Himself

David Eggby ... Himself
Bob Ellis ... Himself
Alan Finney ... Himself
Richard Franklin ... Himself
Belinda Giblin ... Herself
Rebecca Gilling ... Herself
Antony I. Ginnane ... Himself
Deborah Gray ... Herself
David Hannay ... Himself

Gregory Harrison ... Himself
Rod Hay ... Himself
Sandy Harbutt ... Himself

Rod Hardy ... Himself
Carla Hoogeveen ... Herself
Alan Hopgood ... Himself

Dennis Hopper ... Himself
John Michael Howson ... Himself

Barry Humphries ... Himself

John Jarratt ... Himself
Barry Jones ... Himself
Brian Jones ... Himself

Stacy Keach ... Himself

Ted Kotcheff ... Himself
John D. Lamond ... Himself

Nina Landis ... Herself

George Lazenby ... Himself
Chris Löfvén ... Himself
Greg Lynch ... Himself
William Margold ... Himself
Ross Matthews ... Himself
Donald McAlpine ... Himself
Bob McCarron ... Himself
Hal McElroy ... Himself
Greg Mclean ... Himself
Gus Mercurio ... Himself

George Miller ... Himself
Vincent Monton ... Himself
Philippe Mora ... Himself

Judy Morris ... Herself

Russell Mulcahy ... Himself
Rod Mullinar ... Himself
Grant Page ... Himself

Susan Penhaligon ... Herself

Steve Railsback ... Himself
Candy Raymond ... Herself
Cheryl Rixon ... Herself

Joanne Samuel ... Herself

Fred Schepisi ... Himself
John Seale ... Himself
Ken Shorter ... Himself
Lynda Stoner ... Herself

Quentin Tarantino ... Himself

Jeremy Thomas ... Himself

Henry Thomas ... Himself

Sigrid Thornton ... Herself

Brian Trenchard-Smith ... Himself

Jack Thompson ... Himself
Roger Ward ... Himself

James Wan ... Himself
Garry Wapshott ... Himself

John Waters ... Himself

Leigh Whannell ... Himself
Tony Williams ... Himself
David Williamson ... Himself

Simon Wincer ... Himself
Arna-Maria Winchester ... Herself
Uri Windt ... Himself
Norman Yemm ... Himself

Susannah York ... Herself

Bruce Beresford ... Himself

Wendy Hughes ... Herself

Rod Taylor ... Himself
Tim Burstall ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abigail ... Bev Houghton (archive footage)

Jenny Agutter ... Herself (archive footage)

Alan Arkin ... Himself (archive footage)
Ian Barry ... Himself
Shara Berriman ... Herself (archive footage)
Alyson Best ... Herself (archive footage)
Gary Bond ... Himself (archive footage)
Don Chipp ... Himself (archive footage)

Broderick Crawford ... Himself (archive footage)
Cul Cullen ... Himself (archive footage)
Gianni Dei ... Himself (archive footage)
Noel Ferrier ... Himself (archive footage)
John Grey Gorton ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Helpmann ... Himself (archive footage)

David Hemmings ... Himself (archive footage)

John Holmes ... Himself

Bill Hunter ... Himself (archive footage)

Olivia Hussey ... Chris Walters (archive footage)
Ivan Hutchinson ... Himself (archive footage)
Graham Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Christopher Lee ... Himself (archive footage)

James Mason ... Himself (archive footage)
Pat McDonald ... Herself (archive footage)

Mungo McKay ... Himself (archive footage)
Kris McQuade ... Herself (archive footage)

John Meillon ... Himself (archive footage)

Spike Milligan ... Himself (archive footage)
Katie Morgan ... Herself (archive footage)
Debbie Nankervis ... Herself (archive footage)

Barbara Parkins ... Herself (archive footage)

Michael Pate ... Himself (archive footage)

George Peppard ... Himself (archive footage)
Luan Peters ... Herself (archive footage)

Donald Pleasence ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Powell ... Himself (archive footage)
Chips Rafferty ... Himself (archive footage)
Carmen Russo ... Herself (archive footage)
Candy Samples

Bruce Spence ... Himself (archive footage)
Rosie Sturgess ... Herself (archive footage)
Al Thomas ... Himself (archive footage)

Lesley Ann Warren ... Sally (archive footage)

Jacki Weaver ... Herself (archive footage)
Gough Whitlam ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Mark Hartley 
 
Writing credits
Mark Hartley (written by)

Produced by
Nick Batzias .... executive producer
Bruno Charlesworth .... executive producer
Craig Griffin .... producer
Michael Lynch .... producer
Jonathan Shteinman .... executive producer
Roslyn Walker .... line producer
Paul Wiegard .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Cummings 
Billy Miller 
 
Cinematography by
Germain McMicking (segment)
Karl von Moller 
 
Film Editing by
Jamie Blanks 
Sara Edwards 
Mark Hartley 
 
Makeup Department
Jessica Clark .... additional makeup artist
Heather Ross .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Geraldine Hawkins .... production manager: UK
Rebecca Morley .... production manager: Los Angeles
Matthew Snyder .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Ben Banks .... additional sound recordist
Mat Dennis .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Helen Field .... sound supervisor
David Glasser .... additional sound recordist
Jock Healy .... sound recordist
Robert Mackenzie .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Mills .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Marcus Cobbledick .... graphic design
Rachel Knowles .... DI post producer
Rob Nunn .... animation
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Campbell .... additional camera assistant
Finbarr Collins .... gaffer
Grahame Dickson .... gaffer
David Hutton .... gaffer
Simon Hutton .... best boy
James Kniest .... gaffer
Jeremy Rouse .... additional camera assistant
Angelo Sartore .... assistant camera
Chris Shanahan .... gaffer
Soran Zdjna .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Emma Bemrose .... background artist
Roger Bladen .... animator
Marcus Cobbledick .... animation director
Kevin Desa .... background artist
Chamath Dharmasiriwardena .... background artist
Damien Dunne .... animator
Matt Griffins .... animator
Eric Ocson .... animator
Cam Smith .... background artist
Michael Tan .... animator
 
Casting Department
Lilly Dawson .... casting liaison
 
Editorial Department
Mark Atkin .... consulting editor
George Awburn .... digital mastering editor
Sara Edwards .... post-production coordinator
Stephen Evans .... consulting editor
Haley Gillies .... post-production coordinator
Pamela Hammond .... head of post-production
Sonia Heideman .... on-line editor (as Sonia Cook)
Stanley Lopuszanski .... colorist
Tony Poriazis .... digital film supervisor
Amanda Short .... rushes colorist
 
Music Department
Jamie Blanks .... music editor
Mark Hartley .... music editor
Michael Lynch .... music clearances
 
Other crew
Ian Anderson .... lab liaison
Eleni Arbus .... production coordinator
Jack Constintine .... location scout
Kristine Darmody .... legal services
Rob Gale .... production assistant
Jill Hewitt .... production accountant
Justin King .... researcher
Bryce Menzies .... legal services
Nick Osborne .... runner
Luci Schroder .... production assistant
Kat Slowik .... production accountant
Marilen Tabacco .... production assistant
Andy Villalobos .... production assistant
Simon Wells .... assistant researcher
Merran Williams .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Laird Adamson .... thanks
Meredith Allen .... thanks
David Barrett .... special thanks
Angela Blackall .... thanks
Tait Brady .... thanks
Helen Canham .... thanks
Sean Casey .... thanks
Lisa Chambers .... very special thanks
Will Clarke .... thanks
Stephen Corvini .... thanks
Siobhan Dee .... special thanks
Janelle Edmondson .... thanks
Sue Edwards .... thanks
Elia Eliades .... thanks
John Fleming .... special thanks
Richard Franklin .... dedicatee
Jeff Harrison .... thanks
Kevin Hatswell .... thanks
Julie Heffernan .... special thanks
James Hewison .... thanks
Katy Hoy .... thanks
Bridget Ikin .... thanks
Jason Janego .... thanks
Rachel Johnston .... thanks
Rachel Kelly .... thanks
Jennie Lamond .... acknowledgment: additional archival materials provided by
Lindsay Lipson .... thanks
Jillian Mackenzie .... special thanks
Jacinta Mackey .... thanks
David Malcout .... thanks
Ross Matthews .... thanks
David McGrouther .... special thanks
Lucy McLaren .... thanks
Anna McLeish .... thanks
Lucy McMaster .... thanks
Harley Medcalf .... thanks
Rita Parkinson .... special thanks
Stephanie Payne .... thanks
Tom Quinn .... thanks
Steve Rosser .... thanks
Don Samulenok .... thanks
Judy Schou .... special thanks
Sandra Sdraulig .... thanks
Sharon Sweres .... thanks
Zsuzsi Szucs .... special thanks
Sonya Thoms .... special thanks
Sarah Ward .... thanks
Christine Wardale .... thanks
Robert Waterfall .... special thanks
David Williamson .... thanks
Martin Woods .... thanks
 

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Rated R for graphic nudity, sexuality, violence and gore, some language and drug use
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103 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Don't miss this, 20 November 2008
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This is an excellent documentary on the "Oz-ploitation" films of the 1970's and 80's. It covers a number of genres from sexploitation comedies ("Alvin Purple") to horror ("Patrick", "Long Weekend") to Down-Under Westerns ("Mad Dog Morgan") to auto-obsessed action flicks ("Mad Max"). They interview many of the directors/producers of these films including Brian Trenchant-Smith, Richard Franklin, Tony Ginane, and John Le Monde. They also interview a number of the English and American "name" actors (Jamie Lee Curtis, Stacy Keach, Dennis Hopper, Steve Railsback, George Lazenby) that came to work in Australian exploitation during this time. They all have some funny stories to tell (a drug-addled Dennis Hopper managed to wreak havoc even in the hard-drinking Australian outback). They even interview many of the local Aussie stuntmen and T-and-A queens, who certainly made their own daring contributions to these films. Moreover though, there are A LOT of clips from these films, and they serve to make this documentary more fast-moving and entertaining than most of the movies it covers.

It's unfortunate that many of the important figures from that era have died, like actor/director David Hemmings, but even they show up in archival footage. It also might have been nice to hear from people like Jenny Agutter and Olivia Hussey, who both made some memorable films Down Under. The omnipresent Quentin Tarantino, on the hand, had nothing to do with Australian films, but he certainly is VERY knowledgeable about them.

The only disappointing thing about this is the short shrift it gives to the more arty Australian films of this era--"Walkabout" is represented only by a single full-frontal still of Jenny Agutter, and some of the interviewees refer disparagingly to films like "Picnic at Hanging Rock". It's understandable that some of these "exploitation hacks" would resent the more arty, "culturally important" Australian films that received most of the international recognition (and government support), but the line between exploitation and art is a lot less clear than it's made out to be sometimes. Peter Weir who directed art films like "Picnic" and "The Last Wave" also directed much more straight-forward 70's genre films like "The Cars that Ate Paris" and "The Plumber". And if you look at the career of someone like Canadian David Cronenberg, it's certainly possible in many countries to start out as a genre/exploitation director and become an arty, more mainstream one. These resentments were more the result perhaps of the Australian film financing policies of the era than of any real differences between the two kinds of film. Whatever the case, this definitely an entertaining documentary. Don't miss it.

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