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Centrespread (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 15 October 1981 (Australia)
The Story of a photographer's struggle in the glamorous world of nude modeling.


Tony Paterson


Cast overview, first billed only:
Kylie Foster Kylie Foster ... Niki
Paul Trahair Paul Trahair ... Gerard
Mark Watson Mark Watson ... Mark
Ivor Louis Ivor Louis ... Editor
Jack Neate Jack Neate ... Old Man
Edson Annan Edson Annan ... Boss
Paula Carter Paula Carter ... Waitress
Colin Moglia Colin Moglia ... Droog
Carmen J. McCall Carmen J. McCall ... House Model
Helina McCall Helina McCall ... Bald Lady
Mark Bonnet Mark Bonnet ... Rapist
Nicci Lane Nicci Lane ... Motorbike Girl (as Brenda Knowles)
Simon Boyce Simon Boyce ... Seducer
Julie Christy Julie Christy ... Seducer
Amber Amber ... Paint Girl
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The Story of a photographer's struggle in the glamorous world of nude modeling.

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The ultimate society...where sex is freely available See more »


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This feature film features no film print credit for the job of "sound editor". See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK, the BBFC ordered cuts totaling 2 minutes and 10 seconds in order for the film to secure an '18' rating. See more »


Performed by Lisa Edwards
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Wayne Groom's first feature...
29 January 2002 | by ksaelagnulraonSee all my reviews

...is his best, which doesn't say all that much. It's a mixture of futuristic science fiction woven into a corny love story that probably would have worked, but for the script, which contained so much constant nudity and sex that mainstream actors would have been highly unlikely to accept the roles. Add to that budget constraints - Groom, as producer of this one, would not have had access to the funds he has now (although the Australian Film Corporation gets a plug here) - and what we're left with is an Australian foray into very soft porn that has trouble finding a mainstream audience because of the acting quality. Just who the hell are Kylie Foster and Paul Trahair? A quick search on IMDb tells us that Trahair's only other role was as a young detective in SQUIZZY TAYLOR. Foster is much more travelled: she had character roles in the TV series PRISONER and SKYWAYS, and then found parts in KITTY AND THE BAGMAN, MELVIN and QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER - though how is a mystery, noting her acting "talent" in CENTRESPREAD. Indeed, while CENTRESPREAD could have become an Australian cinematic landmark akin to MAD MAX, the best parts remain the opening and closing themes, the former of which could easily have become a mainstream pop classic. Rating: 5/10

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Release Date:

15 October 1981 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Centerspread See more »


Box Office


AUD600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs



Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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