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Spider & Rose (1994)

Spider and Rose are on the road to Coonabarabran. It's Spider's last day working as an ambo, and he's in a hurry. Rose has been in a car crash and would prefer they take their time. Along ... See full summary »


Bill Bennett


Bill Bennett
3 wins. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Cracknell Ruth Cracknell ... Rose Dougherty
Simon Bossell ... Spider McCall
Max Cullen ... Jack
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Robert Dougherty
Jennifer Cluff Jennifer Cluff ... Helen Dougherty
Harry Tritton Harry Tritton ... Paddy
Heidi Lapaine Heidi Lapaine ... Nurse Maguire
Tina Bursill ... Sister Abbott
Emily Dawe Emily Dawe ... Ambulance Officer
Marshall Napier ... Henderson
Beth Champion ... Nurse Price
Brian Vriends Brian Vriends ... Spider's Mate
Helen O'Connor Helen O'Connor ... Distressed Mother
David Cockburn David Cockburn ... Dying Boy
Bruce Venables Bruce Venables ... Semi-Trailer Driver


Spider and Rose are on the road to Coonabarabran. It's Spider's last day working as an ambo, and he's in a hurry. Rose has been in a car crash and would prefer they take their time. Along the way the two get to know each other and have some adventures neither one had planned. Written by Lynn Salmon

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Two people with only one thing in common... They can't stand each other! See more »









Release Date:

15 September 1994 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Pajak i róza See more »


Box Office


AUD 3,400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dendy Films See more »
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Technical Specs


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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

The end credits play over an argument between Spider and an ambulance driver as to whether Spider should travel in the back of the ambulance. After the final credit, there is a shot of the ambulance driving, with music playing from the radio. Cut to Spider, strapped to a stretcher in the back of the ambulance. He shouts: "Turn that music off!". Cut to black. See more »


Moment of Awaking
Written by Chung Zhi ing Yeh
(Tanabe Music Publishing Co Ltd)
Performed by Yolinda Yan
Courtesy Sony Music
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simple. unpretentious and warm
29 December 2005 | by tupolev-2See all my reviews

A very warm and lovely film set in the beautiful countryside of New South Wales, Australia. Sometimes a film has such a simple message to convey that it doesn't need a multi-million dollar budget to get it across. This is the attraction of Spider And Rose - the Australians have such a knack at making films that are honest and ordinary but the result is spectacular in its simplicity. Two people from different worlds come together and touch each others lives - the message is clear, the result uplifting and you'll be glad you invested the time to watch. Maybe there's a bit of Rose in all of us - for me, I hope I find out before it's too late! PS - if this film doesn't give you the desire to hit the road one day - watch it again!

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