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Blackrock (1997)

When a young schoolgirl is raped and murdered, the mateship between a group of surfers is tested as the truth is slowly revealed.

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Steven Vidler

Writers:

Nick Enright (screenplay), Nick Enright (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Breuls Laurence Breuls ... Jared
Linda Cropper Linda Cropper ... Diane
Simon Lyndon Simon Lyndon ... Ricko
Chris Haywood ... Det. Sgt. Wilansky
Rebecca Smart Rebecca Smart ... Cherie
Jeanette Cronin Jeanette Cronin ... Lesley Warner
David Field ... Ken Warner
Justine Clarke ... Tiffany
Essie Davis ... Det.Gilhooley
Jessica Napier ... Rachel
Bojana Novakovic ... Tracy (as Boyana Novakovich)
Shayne Francis Shayne Francis ... Glenys
John Howard ... Len Kirby
Geoff Morrell ... Stewart Ackland
Cameron Nugent Cameron Nugent ... Jason
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In New South Wales, Jared surfs with his mates and has a first girl. He hosts a beach party for his older pal, Ricko, and witnesses four of his mates gang-rape a 15 year old. He does nothing, and the next day, she's found murdered. At school, the boys and the girls react: the girls with anger at the perpetrators, the boys with jeering at the dead girl's morality. The students' parents have their own responses. Jared retreats into angry silence, disgusted that he did nothing to help the dead girl. Meanwhile, his mother wants to talk to him about her impending cancer surgery, the police want to know what he saw, and his friend Ricko wants an alibi. Jared's cracking under the pressure. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1997 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassinato Em Blackrock See more »

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Based on a true story. See more »

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References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

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Blackrock Anti-theme
Written by Steve Kilbey
Performed by Steve Kilbey
Courtesy Palm Beach Pictures/Blackrock
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Brilliant Aussie film, CLASSIC!!!!
16 November 2005 | by Clint MahoneySee all my reviews

Blackrock should go down as one of the best Aussie films around. I remember when it came out in 97' n' i thought it was the coolest movie, n' disturbing . I saw the play in High school at the Bogga Road Jail in 98'too.

The acting is great from all the cast, especially Simon Lyndon, one of his best performances and the filming is shot so well. I listen to the soundtrack all the time, its awesome. Songs from The Cruel Sea, Sidewinder, Rebeca's Empire, Beast of Burben and The Cranberry's, they set the time and place.

This film would get pretty disturbing for some viewer's but stuff like this does happen. But i think it's a great film, go check it out!! David Field has a small roll in this but brilliant acting, if your an Aussie n' you have'nt seen it, GET IT NOW!!! 9/10


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