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Newsfront (1978)

In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writers:

David Elfick, Bob Ellis (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Hunter ... Len Maguire
Wendy Hughes ... Amy Mackenzie
Gerard Kennedy Gerard Kennedy ... Frank Maguire
Chris Haywood ... Chris Hewitt
John Ewart ... Charlie
Don Crosby Don Crosby ... A.G. Marwood
Angela Punch McGregor Angela Punch McGregor ... Fay (as Angela Punch)
John Clayton John Clayton ... Cliff
John Dease John Dease ... Ken
Bryan Brown ... Geoff
Lorna Lesley Lorna Lesley ... Ellie
Mark Holden Mark Holden ... Len's new assistant
Drew Forsythe Drew Forsythe ... Bruce
Tony Barry ... Greasy
Alexander Archdale Alexander Archdale ... Sir Charles
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Storyline

Surprisingly adventurous saga of an intrepid group of cinematographers and reporters who risk life and limb to capture footage of breaking news for the movie-going public. Written by David Spalding <dspalding@korova.com>

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The jives, loves and loyalties of the newsreel cameramen. See more »

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Drama | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1978 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Behind the News See more »

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Budget:

AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

One of Harrison Ford's favorite films. When Phillip Noyce was chosen to direct Patriot Games (1992), Ford asked the producers who was the director because he had never heard of him before (and he had the power to veto the director if he didn't like or know). He was told that Noyce directed Dead Calm (1989), which was a big hit but Ford wasn't familiar with the movie. But when he asked about other films directed by Noyce and Newsfront (1978) was mentioned, he said he loved that movie and trusted the studio with their choice of director. See more »

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One out of the box !
6 March 2003 | by BruceCorneilSee all my reviews

A really good Australian film .Beautifully recreates the look and feel of Sydney as it was in the 1950s. This movie greatly impressed me when I first saw it during it's initial cinema release and it still stands up very well. Fine directing job by Phil Noyce, wonderful camera work , thoughtful lighting and some fine performances across the board. An absolute "Must See" for any students of 70's Australian cinema.One out of the box !


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