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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 »

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

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15 September 1994 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Pajak i róza  »

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AUD 3,400,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Hanging Five
Written by Ben Acton
(Joye Publishing)
Performed by the Delltones
Courtesy Festival Records
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A Very Funny Film
6 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think being an Australian would be a lot harder if it weren't for people like Ruth Cracknell. & it is interesting how much of her iconic work dealt with people who aren't spoken of much in polite society - the old. (see *Mother and Son*) This movie is another charming example, & it makes me crack up each time I see it. Sure, the 'street lingo' is out of date and the references to other bits of nineties culture won't stick to people who weren't there, but that is no reason for it to be kept out of the way like so many other Australian films. Because it IS very funny, and strange enough for some, the young still relate to the old these days.


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