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Picnic at Hanging Rock ()


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During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

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  • Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations.
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Mrs. Appleyard
Vivean Gray ...
Miss McCraw
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Mlle. de Poitiers
Kirsty Child ...
Miss Lumley
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Tom (as Anthony Llewellyn-Jones)
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Minnie
Frank Gunnell ...
Mr. Whitehead
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Miranda (as Anne Lambert)
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Irma
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Marion
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Edith
Margaret Nelson ...
Sara
Ingrid Mason ...
Rosamund
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Blanche
Janet Murray ...
Juliana
Vivienne Graves ...
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Angela Bencini ...
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Melinda Cardwell ...
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Annabel Powrie ...
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Amanda White ...
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Lindy O'Connell ...
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Verity Smith ...
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Deborah Mullins ...
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Sue Jamieson ...
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Bernadette Bencini ...
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Barbara Lloyd ...
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Sgt. Bumpher
Kay Taylor ...
Mrs. Bumpher
Garry McDonald ...
Const. Jones
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Ben Hussey
John Fegan ...
Doc. McKenzie (as Jack Fegan)
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Col. Fitzhubert
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Mrs. Fitzhubert
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Michael Fitzhubert
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Albert Crundall (as John Jarrett)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Gebert ...
Bus Driver (uncredited)
Faith Kleinig ...
Cook (uncredited)

Directed by

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Peter Weir

Written by

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Joan Lindsay ... (novel)
 
Cliff Green ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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A. John Graves ... executive producer: South Australian Film Corporation (as John Graves)
Patricia Lovell ... executive producer
Hal McElroy ... producer
Jim McElroy ... producer

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Russell Boyd ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Max Lemon

Editorial Department

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Margaret Cardin ... negative matcher
Andre Fleuren ... assistant film editor
Dee McClelland ... colorist: digitally restored version

Art Direction by

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David Copping

Costume Design by

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Judith Dorsman ... (as Judy Dorsman)

Makeup Department

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Elizabeth Mitchie ... makeup artist
José Luis Pérez ... makeup supervisor (as Jose Perez)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kim Dalton ... second assistant director
Mark Egerton ... first assistant director
Ian Jamieson ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Neil Angwin ... assistant to art department
Mont Fieguth ... property master (as Monte Fieguth) / stand-by property (as Monte Fieguth)
Bill Howe ... construction manager
Martin Sharp ... artistic advisor to director
Graham 'Grace' Walker ... property buyer (as Graham Walker) / set dresser (as Graham Walker)
Christopher Webster ... assistant to art director

Sound Department

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Sherry Bell ... assistant dubbing editor
Greg Bell ... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Don Connolly ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Joe Spinelli ... boom operator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Kynoch ... still photographer
Geoffrey Simpson ... electrician
Tony Tegg ... gaffer
Trevor Toune ... best boy
Geordie Dryden ... key grip (uncredited)
David Foreman ... clapper loader (uncredited)
David Sanderson ... photographer: nature (uncredited)
John Seale ... camera operator (uncredited)
Phil Warner ... assistant grip (uncredited)
David Williamson ... focus puller (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mandy Smith ... wardrobe assistant
Wendy Stites ... associate costume designer

Music Department

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Bruce Smeaton ... composer: additional original music
Gheorghe Zamfir ... musician: pan flute

Other crew

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Gilda Baracchi ... continuity
Tom Downer ... wrangler
Steve Knapman ... production assistant
Joan McIntosh ... accountant
Pom Oliver ... production secretary
Gordon Rayner ... assistant wrangler
Phil Smythe ... accountant: SAFC
Sidney L. Stebel ... script consultant (as Sidney Stebel)
Jill Wishart ... production secretary: SAFC
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Plot Summary

Three students and a school teacher disappear on an excursion to Hanging Rock, in Victoria, on Valentine's Day, 1900. The movie follows those that disappeared, and those that stayed behind, but it delights in the asking of questions, not the answering of them. Even though both the movie and the book it was based on claim to be inspired by real events, the story is completely fictional. Written by David Carroll

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Also Known As
  • Pique-nique à Hanging Rock (France)
  • Picnic en Hanging Rock (Spain)
  • Udflugten (Denmark)
  • Picnic ad Hanging Rock (Italy)
  • Hanging Rock'ta Piknik (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Budget AUD440,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $6,953,633

Did You Know?

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Trivia Executive producer Patricia Lovell admits to being genuinely afraid of Hanging Rock. In an interview she explained that she has only gone back to Hanging Rock once since the shooting. It was ten years later in 1985 and Lovell said she got so frightened at the location she left almost immediately. She refuses to go back to this day. See more »
Goofs 14 February 1900 was a Wednesday, not a Saturday. While this seems to be a factual error, it could be a subtle hints that this is a fictional story. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hollywood Burn (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 2nd Movement See more »
Quotes Marion: A surprising number of human beings are without purpose, though it is probable that they are performing some function unknown to themselves.
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