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Emerald City (1988)

A couple move to Sydney from a small town, and soon become lured by the bright lights of the big city. Colin, the scriptwriter husband, is corrupted by his editor and then falls for his ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Jenkins

Writers:

David Williamson (play), David Williamson (screenplay)
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hargreaves ... Colin Rogers
Nicole Kidman ... Helen McCord
Chris Haywood ... Mike McCord
Robyn Nevin ... Kate Rogers
Ruth Cracknell Ruth Cracknell ... Elaine Ross
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller ... Malcolm Bennett
Ella Scott Ella Scott ... Penny Rogers
Haydon Samuels Haydon Samuels ... Sam Rogers
Nicholas Hammond ... Ian Wall
Michelle Torres Michelle Torres ... Kath Mitchell
Bruce Venables Bruce Venables ... Limousine driver
Rebel Penfold-Russell Rebel Penfold-Russell ... Kate's friend
Robert L. Rosen Robert L. Rosen ... Society photographer (as Robert Rosen)
Wenanty Nosul ... Polish director
Philip Dodd ... 'Coastwatchers' director
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Storyline

A couple move to Sydney from a small town, and soon become lured by the bright lights of the big city. Colin, the scriptwriter husband, is corrupted by his editor and then falls for his wife, whilst Colin's wife Kate begins to lose sight of her ideals in a new world of hustlers and cynics.

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A tale of two cities. Four people. And life's little pleasures . . . Money. Lust. Temptation. Greed. Power. Ambition. [Australia Theatrical]

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Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade De Esmeralda See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Australian actresses Robyn Nevin and Ruth Cracknell had portrayed their parts in the movie in the film's source stage production. See more »

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Amusing story of eighties greed
8 August 1999 | by ormasSee all my reviews

I am suprised that the rating for this film is so low. Whilst it is admittedly not one of the greatest films of the decade, the film is a competent and amusing story of Sydney in the mid-eighties and Sydney-Melbourne rivalry.

It's humour is typically David Williamson. I like it and would recommend it to anyone.


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