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A teacher discovers one of his students has a rare blood disease, and is drawn into a mystery that culminates in a thrilling climax.

Director:

Ken Hannam

Writer:

Cliff Green
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nick Tate ... Simon Robinson
John Waters ... David Abbott
Elizabeth Alexander ... Jenny Abbott
Michelle Jarman Michelle Jarman ... Sally Abbott
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Dr. Miller (as Charles Tingwell)
Geraldine Turner ... Betty Tate
Max Cullen ... Jim Tate
Barry Donnelly Barry Donnelly ... Sergeant Potter
Sheila Florance ... Miss Gleeson
Isobel Harley Isobel Harley ... Miss Tucker
Joy Westmore Joy Westmore ... Mrs. Shields
Adrian Wright ... Peter Flynn
David Smeed David Smeed ... Mark
Max Fairchild ... Joe Baxter
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Storyline

Simon Robinson arriving in a small seaside community to take over as teacher at the local school. He makes the acquaintance of siblings Jenny and David Abbott, and Jenny's daughter Sally, who live on the island estate of Summerfield. The discovery that his predecessor vanished without a trace and, that Sally has a rare blood disorder lead Simon to try to uncover the truth behind the mystery.

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A number of the production crew working on this picture worked on the earlier film Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) marking this movie as somewhat of a reunion for them. This included producer Patricia Lovell, writer Cliff Green, composer Bruce Smeaton, associate producer Pom Oliver, first assistant director Mark Egerton and production designer Graham 'Grace' Walker. See more »

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Simon Robinson: [finding the car in the boat shed] Why? Why did they hide it?
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A great story yes, but the real winner here is the photography
25 June 2001 | by vallentineSee all my reviews

A great story yes but the real winner here is the photography. Even on a 23 year old video tape the sunsets, beach colours and water shots still look magnificent. John Waters is understated but nonetheless powerful. Nick Tate is rock solid as usual. Geraldine Turner never looked better!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1977 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hemmeligheden See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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