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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.

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Amy Mackenzie
Gerard Kennedy ...
Frank Maguire
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Chris Hewitt
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Charlie
Don Crosby ...
A.G. Marwood
Angela Punch McGregor ...
Fay (as Angela Punch)
John Clayton ...
Cliff
John Dease ...
Ken
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Geoff
Lorna Lesley ...
Ellie
Mark Holden ...
Len's new assistant
Drew Forsythe ...
Bruce
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Greasy
Alexander Archdale ...
Sir Charles
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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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When the news ran out...they made their own See more »

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29 July 1978 (Australia)  »

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AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »

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Referenced in Patriot Games: Up Close (2002) See more »

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Easily the best Australian film of the 70s
13 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

Newsfront is a film with a great deal of integrity. It's superbly crafted and acted with a real feel for the times it deals with. It's a film made by Australians FOR Australians with a sense of, and love for, Australia's past. It's also funny, honest and moving. I've seen it many times now and it gets better with each viewing. I value Bill Hunter especially and, as an Australian, am proud of his achievements and his contribution to the cinema. I can't think of an Australian film that has affected me in quite the same way Newsfront has. It's a near flawless achievement and to those who think it too long I really think you ought to work on your attention spans.


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