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After a near-death experience, a man wonders if he actually did die and is now in Hell.

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Harry Joy
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Bettina Joy
Helen Jones ...
Honey Barbara
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Lucy Joy
Miles Buchanan ...
David Joy
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Joel
Tim Robertson ...
Alex Duval
Bryan Marshall ...
Adrian Clunes
Jon Ewing ...
Aldo
Kerry Walker ...
Alice Dalton
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Reverend Des
Sarah De Teliga ...
Harry's Mother (as Sara De Teliga)
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Harry's Daughter (as Saski Post)
George Whaley ...
Vance
Robert Menzies ...
Damien
Nique Needles ...
Ken McLaren
Marc Colombani ...
Dwarf (as Marco Colombani)
Tommy Dysart ...
De Vere
Les Foxcroft ...
Paul Bees
Alexander Hay ...
Nursie
Allan Penney ...
Bettina's Father (as Allan Penny)
Rob Steele ...
Hastings
Paul Keane ...
Box (as Paul Kean)
Gerry Duggan ...
Neighbour 1
Kati Edwards ...
Neighbour 2 (as Katy Edwards)
Peter Carmody ...
Neighbour 2
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Cornelius
John Doyle ...
Bettina's doctor
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Waiter (as Richard Singer)
Stephen Wall ...
Mr. Clark
Chrissie James ...
Mrs. Clark
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Himself (quiz show host)
Alan Becher ...
Surgeon (as Alan Beecher)
Manning Clark ...
Preacher
Gerry Corper ...
Masturbator
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Dani
Peter Galrow ...
Cardiologist
Hayden Topperwien ...
Boy Scout
Ernest Wade ...
Painter

Directed by

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Ray Lawrence

Written by

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Ray Lawrence ... (screenplay) &
Peter Carey ... (screenplay)
 
Peter Carey ... (novel)

Produced by

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Anthony Buckley ... producer

Music by

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Peter Best

Cinematography by

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Paul Murphy

Film Editing by

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Wayne LeClos

Editorial Department

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Arthur Cambridge ... grader
Josephine Cook ... assistant editor (as Josephine Cooke)
Miriam Cortes ... negative cutter
Richard Piorkowski ... laboratory liaison

Art Direction by

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Owen Paterson

Costume Design by

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Helen Hooper

Makeup Department

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Jenny Boost ... makeup artist
Nik Dorning ... prosthetic makeup
Bob McCarron ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Roxanne Delbarre ... unit manager
Carol Hughes ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Keith Heygate ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Alethea Deane ... set dresser
Wendy Dickson ... design consultant
Dale Duguid ... assistant art director
Colin Gibson ... props
Bill Howe ... construction manager
Eugene Intas ... props
Grant Lee ... art department runner
Michael Tolerton ... prop buyer

Sound Department

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Helen Brown ... associate sound editor
Peter Fenton ... sound mixer
Dean Gawen ... sound editor
Phil Heywood ... re-recording mixer
Paul Huntingford ... sound assistant
Mark J. Wasiutak ... boom operator (as Mark Wasiutak)
Gary Wilkins ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Ray Fowler ... special effects assistant
Keiran Hanson ... special effects coordinator
Chris Murray ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Roger Cowland ... opticals

Stunts

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Mats Andren ... stunt driver
Danial Donai ... utility stunts
Guy Norris ... stunt coordinator
Peter West ... assistant stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gary Carden ... assistant grip
Shaun Conway ... electrician
Chris Fleet ... best boy
Graeme Mardell ... key grip
Mick Morris ... gaffer
Graham Mulder ... genny operator
Conrad Slack ... clapper loader
Matt Slattery ... electrician
Jim Townley ... still photographer
Geoffrey Wharton ... focus puller
David Williamson ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Susie Maizels ... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jenny Miles ... stand-by wardrobe
Pauline Walker ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Robin Clifton ... location manager

Music Department

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Peter Best ... conductor
Robert John ... musician

Other crew

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Deborah Eastwood ... production accountant (as Debbie Eastwood)
Elizabeth Symes ... production secretary

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother, and the number of cancer-causing products is on the increase. But the notes he writes to himself to prove he hasn't gone insane are getting more disjointed, and he runs off with an ex-prostitute called Honey Barbera. Written by David Carroll

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Taglines After Harry Joy dropped dead... his life was never the same again. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Espérame en el infierno (Spain)
  • Блаженство (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Viva Enquanto Puder (Brazil)
  • Blogosc (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Budget AUD3,400,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Was shown on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) by John Hind on his film show, and created a mass controversy due to the film's sexual content. The complaints at the time created the most criticised event ever on the ABC. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Reading Australian Film (1988). See more »

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