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Dangerous Remedy (2012)

In 1969, Dr Bertram Wainer is called out to tend to a young woman dying as a result of a backyard abortion. When an angry Wainer investigates the illegal abortion racket, it leads him into ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Cameron

Writers:

Bertram Wainer (book), Kris Wyld
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Sims Jeremy Sims ... Bertram Wainer
Susie Porter ... Peggy Berman
Maeve Dermody ... Jo Wainer
Mark Leonard Winter ... Lionel Pugh
Peter O'Brien ... Barry Smith
William McInnes ... Jack Ford
Nicholas Bell ... Dr. Troup
Gary Sweet ... Matthews
Chris Haywood ... Sir Arthur Rylah
Caroline Craig ... Barbara Wainer
Nicole Freeman ... Felice Wainer
Cameron Heine ... Dirk Wainer
Calen MacKenzie Calen MacKenzie ... Rory Wainer (as Calen McKenzie)
Elliott Michael Smith ... Sean Wainer (as Elliott Smith)
Emily Wheaton ... Bonnie McGregor
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In 1969, Dr Bertram Wainer is called out to tend to a young woman dying as a result of a backyard abortion. When an angry Wainer investigates the illegal abortion racket, it leads him into the dark and murky world of criminals, paranoid doctors who operate illegally, and desperate women. Passionate, courageous and flawed, Wainer launched a campaign that both challenged and changed our society. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Remedio peligroso See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Trivia

Showed the how the laws regarding abortion were changed in Victoria, after many would die during a "backyard abortion" police failed to act and arrested many doctors for performing them in safe settings. See more »

Goofs

It's set in 1969, but the kitchen has a 1988-vintage Telecom push-button wall phone and similar era range-hood. The laminex and cupboard handles are similarly dated. See more »

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Hard viewing.
28 October 2018 | by philipfhayesSee all my reviews

I can be one of those people to sit and watch a TV movie like this but it got the best of me 15 minutes in.


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