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Freedom (1982)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 February 1985 (USA)
Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.

Director:

Scott Hicks

Writer:

Josephine Emery (as John Emery)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Blake Jon Blake ... Ron
Candy Raymond Candy Raymond ... Annie
Jad Capelja Jad Capelja ... Sally
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Cassidy
Max Cullen ... Factory clerk
Chris Haywood ... Phil
Reg Lye ... Old farmer
John Clayton John Clayton ... CES officer
Greg Rowe Greg Rowe ... Bowser Boy
Rob Steele Rob Steele ... Salesman
Tony Blackett Tony Blackett ... Salesman
Paul Sonkkila Paul Sonkkila ... CES offficer
Kati Edwards Kati Edwards ... Ron's mother
Louise Le Nay Louise Le Nay ... Margie
Stuart McCreery Stuart McCreery ... Worker
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Ron, a young man in his late teens or early 20s, but emotionally younger, has no visible, employable assets, yet rails at his status in life -- blaming everyone for the fact that his dreams are not coming true.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freedom! See more »

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Mono

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Color
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This was the first film from the South Australian Film Corporation to be entirely written and directed by South Australians, i.e. the first since its inception eight years prior to the film, in 1973. See more »

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Written by Don Walker
Performed by Michael Hutchence
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Sometimes you just wanna get away
11 December 2014 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

Sometimes you just want to get in a car and drive, right. Jon Blake is a frustrated early 20's guy, who's laid off, and can't get a job, and for him, this has put his angry emotions in drive with the handbrake on. He meets a girl, falls in love, (a nice little sex scene, awaits later on, underneath the nighttime sky), and soon he's being hunted in a stolen 911 Porsche, where a cross country chase, ensues. A lot of young folk, would of been able to identify with this film at the time, where unemployment was high, which brang people's self esteem down, and you feel so much for Blake's character, Ron. Filmed in Adelaide, my home grown suburb, there's some nice action sequences, the chase along the tree lined bike path that runs diagonally from Goodwood Rd/Greenhill Road intersection to Morphett St/South Tce intersection was an inevitable use of location, and Freedom becomes such a fun pic ,we want so much for our two fugitives to get away. Puberty Blues's Jad Capella as the love interest needs to go to the small lazy town of Sedan, via Murray Bridge which is taking the long way, but I avoid Gorge Road like the plague too. She snatches her baby, bringing added trouble. This duo make a cute couple, where the final scene, is one of the most vivid ones I've seen in memory. There's no denying the coolness this movie brings, where it's a movie which hates to admit it's importance, but with cool lead Blake, at the wheel, you're guaranteed one hell of a ride.


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