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A Dangerous Summer (1982)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 21 October 1982 (Australia)
When a crummy hotel burns down in Australia, the American co-owner tries to find out whether or not the fire was deliberately set or just an accident.


Quentin Masters


Kit Denton (original idea), Jim McElroy (original idea) (as James McElroy) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Skerritt ... Howard Anderson
Ian Gilmour ... Steve Adams
Giselle Morgan Giselle Morgan ... Girl in Van
Shane Porteous ... Sgt. Goodwin
Ray Barrett ... F.C.O. Webster
Peter Lawless Peter Lawless ... Webster's Driver
Wendy Hughes ... Sophie McCann
Ronald Falk ... Clive Bennett
Stephen Leeder Stephen Leeder ... Construction Foreman
Guy Doleman ... Julian Fane
Ian Mortimer Ian Mortimer ... Joe
Kim Deacon Kim Deacon ... Maggie Anderson
Michael Petrovitch ... Joe Laliniei
James Mason ... George Engels
Peter Rowley Peter Rowley ... Immigration Officer


When a crummy hotel burns down in Australia, the American co-owner tries to find out whether or not the fire was deliberately set or just an accident.

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A Murderer... A Captive Woman ...and a Deranged Arsonist ...in a Deadly Inferno!


Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

21 October 1982 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Flash Fire See more »

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2.35 : 1
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First of two Australian feature films directed by Quentin Masters. His second and final Australian movie was Midnite Spares (1983). See more »

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This film is dedicated to Peter Fox. See more »


Spoofed in Flesh Fire (1986) See more »

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Should be a minus ten (-10)
24 April 2005 | by nobsnewsSee all my reviews

This flick is worse than awful! It took a good story plot and turned it into schizophrenic cinema. The photography is EXTREMELY amateurish . . . looks like a 5th graders home movie project filmed with malfunctioning 8mm kiddie cameras . . . the editing appears to have been done by somebody having psychotic flashbacks (while on drugs and booze), with scenes cut short, followed by other, unrelated scenes, then chopped segments of scenes pasted in . . . totally unnecessary and gratuitous nudity . . . missing scenes . . . daytime scenes inexplicably turning into night-time scenes, then suddenly back to daytime . . . obviously no continuity. Tom Skerritt, Wendy Hughes and James Mason's good acting skills are wasted, as are the talents of the "key" supporting cast - (forget the villain and the Anderson women - very amateurish acting). This movie is a good candidate for a remake, even with Skerritt and Hughes . . . just have it professionally done this time.

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