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A Sting in the Tale (1989)

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Credited cast:
Tony Allison Tony Allison ... Drinker
Don Barker Don Barker ... Prime Minister
Gary Bishop Gary Bishop ... Leader of the Opposition
Joanne Cooper Joanne Cooper ... Barmaid
Diane Craig Diane Craig ... Diane Lane
Gary Day Gary Day ... Barry Robbins
Patrick Edgeworth Patrick Edgeworth ... Editor
Gordon Goulding Gordon Goulding ... Wilson Sinclair
Edwin Hodgeman ... Monroe
Robert Leach Robert Leach ... Speaker of the House
Tony Mack Tony Mack ... Michael Meadows
Bob Newman Bob Newman ... Prime Minister's secretary
John Noble ... Prime Minister's minder
Michael Norman Michael Norman ... Police Inspector
Peter Raymond Powell Peter Raymond Powell ... Drinker
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operación Escorpión See more »

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Rosa Colosimo Films See more »
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Prescient
12 May 2013 | by garrygillardSee all my reviews

This apparently was distributed theatrically, but I think it must have been on a very small scale. It looks to me more like a second-rate telemovie of its undistinguished period. In terms of its story, however, it was before its time. It has not only the first female Australian prime minister, but also an international media baron in difficulties. It might have been timely to show it again, but unfortunately it's not worth watching. Only one element in this very ordinary film made an impression on me: the performance of Edwin Hodgeman as the media baron. I had just seen him in Codgers, in which I didn't like his performance at all, but here he is better directed and shot, and his acting makes such a strong contribution it almost saves the film.


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