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Summer City (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 22 December 1977 (Australia)
The exploits of four boys who leave Sydney and head out for a weekend of surfing and adventure. Unfortunately the fun takes a serious turn when they find themselves involved in a murder.

Director:

Christopher Fraser

Writer:

Phillip Avalon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Jarratt ... Sandy
Phillip Avalon ... Robbie
Steve Bisley ... Boo
Mel Gibson ... Scollop
James Elliott James Elliott ... Caroline's Father (as James Elliot)
Deborah Forman Deborah Forman ... Caroline (as Debbie Forman)
Abigail ... Woman in Pub
Ward 'Pally' Austin Ward 'Pally' Austin ... Himself
Judith Woodroffe Judith Woodroffe ... Waitress
Carl Rorke Carl Rorke ... Giuseppe
Ross Bailey Ross Bailey ... Nail
Hank Tick Hank Tick ... Caveman
Bruce Cole Bruce Cole ... Man in Car
Vicki Hekimian Vicki Hekimian ... Donna
Karen Williams Karen Williams ... Gloria
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The exploits of four boys who leave Sydney and head out for a weekend of surfing and adventure. Unfortunately the fun takes a serious turn when they find themselves involved in a murder.

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waitress | independent film | See All (2) »

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A one way trip into the sixties where everyone has their last fling! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1977 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Coast of Terror See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color
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The movie was novelized into a novel written by Ben Mitchell, based on the film's original screenplay by Phil Avalon', the novelization being first published in 1978, the following year after the picture had premiered in 1977. See more »

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Featured in Mel Gibson: The High Octane Birth of a Superstar (2002) See more »

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Mel tops as usual, even though the film itself's not so hot.
26 April 1999 | by rusdavisSee all my reviews

Summer City in itself isn't so great, but it's fully worth watching to see stellar Mel in superb form even in his first professional outing, just like he was a class act in his first outing as director in The Man Without A Face, though 16 years more tremendously developed ('77-'93) in his craft. If you fast forward through most of the parts without Mel you won't miss much. Funny how for a supposedly minor part all the "stars" sought out his special character Scollop as if for validation. Already, even without the title, he was the star in his first appearance, and as selfless as ever. What a tremendous guy!


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