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True Crime: A Model Daughter (2009)

A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne (original title)
The movie is based on the true story of beautiful young Australian model Caroline Byrne, who tragically met her death in 1995. She was found at the bottom of the high cliffs of "the Gap"; a... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Garry McDonald ...
Tony Byrne
Gordon Wood
Caroline Byrne
Tiriel Mora ...
Rene Rivkin
Andrew Blanchette
Heather Mitchell ...
June Dally-Watkins
Paul Jacob
Gary Jubelin
Kylie Watson
Kylie Watson ...
Tania Zaetta
Sarah Chadwick ...
Andrea Byrne
Dieter Brummer ...
Sgt. Mark Powderly
Benn Welford ...
Const. Craig Woods
Brandon Burke ...
Brian Wyver
Rod Cross


The movie is based on the true story of beautiful young Australian model Caroline Byrne, who tragically met her death in 1995. She was found at the bottom of the high cliffs of "the Gap"; a notorious suicide spot in Sydney. But soon suspicion arose about her very controlling boyfriend. And the deeper investigators looked into her case, the less likely it seemed that she could have landed like that from jumping voluntarily. Caroline's father, naturally devastated over the loss of his lovely daughter, was determined not to give up before the truth about Caroline's death had been revealed.

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4 November 2009 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Caroline Byrne meggyilkolása  »

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This is the second time Indiana Evans & Cariba Heine have stared together. They previously stared on the show H2O Just Add Water. See more »


Gordon Wood: This is our future, Carol.
Caroline Byrne: Promise?
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Emotional, gripping, great TV movie
5 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the best made for TV films I've seen. I'm a huge fan of Cariba Heine, which is the main reason I watched this movie and I'm so glad I did. All of the actors were spectacular, and the storyline was intriguing and exciting. I particularly liked the flashback scenes.

Overall I think the entire movie is brilliant. It even made me cry a couple of times! I'm very interested in the Caroline Byrne case now and I truly hope Cariba's portrayal of her did the real Caroline justice.

Just a warning that this movie does contain sex scenes and some language. However, it's still a must-watch! I can't look at David Lyons (who plays Gordon Wood) the same after watching this movie. It also may help if you research the Caroline Byrne court case a bit before watching. I did and it made the experience much better.

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