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Dawn! (1979)

Biopic of Australian 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Dawn Fraser.

Director:

Ken Hannam

Writer:

Joy Cavill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bronwyn Mackay-Payne Bronwyn Mackay-Payne ... Dawn Fraser
Ron Haddrick Ron Haddrick ... Pop
Bunney Brooke Bunney Brooke ... Mum (as Bunny Brooke)
Tom Richards Tom Richards ... Harry
John Diedrich John Diedrich ... Gary
Gabrielle Hartley Gabrielle Hartley ... Kate
Ivar Kants ... Len
David Cameron ... Joe
Kevin Wilson Kevin Wilson ... Bippy
Lyndall Barbour Lyndall Barbour ... Edie
John Clayton John Clayton ... Syd
Go Mikami Go Mikami ... Police Inspector
Judith Fisher ... Chaperone
Reg Gillam Reg Gillam ... 1st Board Member
Bill Charlton Bill Charlton ... Johnno
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Biopic of Australian 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Dawn Fraser.

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Joy Cavill's Production of Dawn! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dawn See more »

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Budget:

AUD 750,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The picture was not nominated for any AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards. See more »

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5 April 2001 | by leemrmgSee all my reviews

Parochial, self-conscious, suburban drivel concerning an overbaked theme and presented by amateurish new actors together with a few worn-out small-pond veterans. Budget was low, and production gives the impression that the crew spent more time looking in a mirror than making a film. This film has been almost totally forgotten for good reasons.


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