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Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 June 1975 (Australia)
A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.

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Ken Hannam

Writer:

John Dingwall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Thompson ... Foley
Max Cullen ... Tim King
Robert Bruning Robert Bruning ... Tom
Jerry Thomas Jerry Thomas ... Basher
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... Arthur Black
John Ewart ... Ugly
Sean Scully Sean Scully ... Beresford
Reg Lye ... Old Garth
Laurie Rankin Laurie Rankin ... Station hand
Lisa Peers Lisa Peers ... Sheila Dawson
Gregory Apps ... Michael Simpson
Doug Lihou Doug Lihou ... Rousie
Ken Weaver Ken Weaver ... Quinn
Curt Jansen Curt Jansen ... Wentworth
Phyllis Ophel Phyllis Ophel ... Ivy
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A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Friday night... too tired. Saturday night... too drunk. Sunday... too far away. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1975 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A vasárnap messze van See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD271,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Port Augusta Town Hall doubled as both a film set and a production headquarters while location shooting was being undertaken in the Flinders Ranges district. The interiors of a pub bar, complete with running beer, were created by art director David Copping in the town hall's basement See more »

Alternate Versions

A two hour director's cut played at the Sydney Film Festival, 1 June 1975. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Lucky Miles' (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY
Written by Bob Ellis
Performed by Jack Thompson
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Excellent !
9 December 2002 | by NuaSee all my reviews

A delightful Australian film produced in the 1970's that captures the true essence of the Australian character and Australian bush in the 1950's. This is an unashamedly "male" film that results in the cry "Ducks on the Pond" when female's venture into their domain.

Sunday Too Far Away is almost a documentary of one 1955 shearing run in outback South Australia. Minor events like the coming and going of the first Chef become immensely interesting when viewed through the lives of these characters.

If you are interested in Australian film, this one is not to be missed.


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