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Call Me Mr. Brown (1990)

Based on the 1971 true story known as "The Great Plane Robbery", this tele-movie tells the story of Peter Macari alias Mr. Brown. Under a grand extortion scam, he steals $500,000 in cash ... See full summary »

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Scott Hicks

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Haywood ... Peter Macari
Russell Kiefel Russell Kiefel ... Ray Poynting
John Polson ... Brian Day
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Captain Richie
John Frawley John Frawley ... Captain Howson
Edwin Hodgeman ... Bill Harding
Bill Hunter ... Det. Sgt. 'Jim' Jack McNeill
John Noble ... Geoff Fraser
Adrian Shirley Adrian Shirley ... Detective I
Robert Newman Robert Newman ... Detective II
Greg Parker Greg Parker ... Detective III
Kristoffer Greaves Kristoffer Greaves ... Motor Bike Cop
Igor Sas Igor Sas ... Reporter 1
Andrew Peters Andrew Peters ... Reporter II
Philip Hazel Philip Hazel ... Reporter III
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Storyline

Based on the 1971 true story known as "The Great Plane Robbery", this tele-movie tells the story of Peter Macari alias Mr. Brown. Under a grand extortion scam, he steals $500,000 in cash from Australian airlines company Qantas. This begins the start of a major international manhunt to catch a thief who is now living the high life from the spoils of his heist. Written by Jamie Skinner

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The first phone call created a full-scale emergency. The second sparked an international manhunt. The third netted $500,00 and a place in history. See more »

Genres:

Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1990 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Me Mister Brown See more »

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Budget:

AUD 935,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

The film was nominated for Best Telefeature category at the 1987 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards but lost out to Jane Campion's '2 Friends' (1986). See more »

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Features The Great Temptation (1970) See more »

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