See Jack Run (1991)

Based on the stage play, 'Who Cares?' by Gillian M. Wadds, this volatile, hand-held, social-realist drama is set in the industrial wastelands of Melbourne's western suburbs. See Jack Run ... See full summary »

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Stephen Amis

Writer:

Stephen Amis
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Cast

Credited cast:
Trent Mooney Trent Mooney ... Brian Johnson
Molly Brumm Molly Brumm ... Jan Wilson
Ellisa Holloway Ellisa Holloway ... Karen Molloy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tatyana Des Fontaines-Burns Tatyana Des Fontaines-Burns ... Friend (voice)
Peter Docker Peter Docker
Ellis Ebell Ellis Ebell
John McCullough
Kathy Thomaidis Kathy Thomaidis
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Based on the stage play, 'Who Cares?' by Gillian M. Wadds, this volatile, hand-held, social-realist drama is set in the industrial wastelands of Melbourne's western suburbs. See Jack Run sets the stage for the 'Dogma' movies and 'no-budget' credit card movies that were to come. It is a story about adolescent life on the brink. Seventeen year old Brian Johnson is illiterate and desperately coming to terms with both his family's illegal activities, and the inadequacies of a failed education. His recurring childhood fantasies of Africa are his only solace. Trapped within a world of disillusionment, freedom it seems comes from within. How Brian beats the system, with the help of his idealistic English teacher, Jan Wilson, and his girlfriend Karen Molloy, makes this an important and groundbreaking Australian movie which kicked started an entire generation of credit card filmmaking. Written by Open Channel

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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1991 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Budget:

AUD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Australian groundbreaking classic
9 October 2006 | by cinephile1966See all my reviews

Based on the stage-play, 'Who Cares?' by Gillian M. Wadds, this volatile, hand-held, social-realist drama is set in the industrial wastelands of Melbourne's western suburbs.

Produced for the Channel Nine Network, in association with local Melbourne film Co-Op, Open Channel and The Australian Film-making Society, See Jack Run sets the stage for the 'Dogma' movies that were to follow throughout the 1990's.

This is an important, groundbreaking Australian classic that kick-started an entire generation of credit card film-making both in Australia and abroad.

Catch it if you can...


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