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A teenager comes of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

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Keith Hall
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Kaye Hall
Jesse Denyer ...
Gerome Hall
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Andrew Hall (as Jacob Kotan)
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Damian Hall
Chelsea Jamieson ...
Liz Hall
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Keira Hall
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Jo Jones
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Rick Jones
Darcey Wilson ...
Melly Jones
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Liam Jones
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Cal Jones
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Gale Marsh
Jeremy Sims ...
Bob Marsh
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Jeff Marsh
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Bec Marsh
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The Mayor
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Narrator - Adult Jeff Marsh (voice)
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Kid #1 (as Hunter Boland)
Scott Arderne ...
Kid #2
Travis Corbett ...
Kid #3
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Rooster
Angus Farr ...
Lifesaver
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Beach Girl #1
Skye Bealham ...
Beach Girl #2
Jane Drinkwater ...
Screaming Woman
Sam Curtis ...
Simon
Imogen Hess ...
Young Melly Jones
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Young Jeff Marsh
Drew Jarvis ...
Jehovah's Witness
Sebastien Golenko ...
Dog
Justine Schuhkraft ...
Volunteer
Zoe de Plevitz ...
Greenpeace Woman
Monette Lee ...
Mrs. Wilson
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Mr. Logan
Christo Barrett-Hall ...
Moustache Man #1
Toby Martin ...
Moustache Man #2
Mandy Nolan ...
Avon Lady
Zoe Jarman ...
School Girl #1
Liam Priestly ...
Good Looking Boy
Breanna Boyd ...
School Girl #2 (as Breanna Boyd-Williamson)
Calder Shanks ...
Kid #4
Caleb Monk ...
Nigel Frost
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Dave (as Renaud Jardin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brenton Ashe ...
Mayor's Advisor (uncredited)
Oliver Bailey ...
School Kid (uncredited)
Orlando Bailey ...
Beach Kid (uncredited)
Sacha Bodell ...
Baby Oil Mother (uncredited)
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Copper (uncredited)
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School Girl (uncredited)
Lauren Green ...
Beach Goer (uncredited)
Dylan Kai Harris ...
Beach Guy (uncredited)
Sara Hickman ...
Hippy (uncredited)
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Crane Worker (uncredited)
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Shop Assistant (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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The Fijian (uncredited)
Lachlan Reck ...
Beach Boy (uncredited)
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Brody (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Lyndsay Sinclair ...
Tennis Mum (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Stephan Elliott

Written by

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Stephan Elliott ... ()

Produced by

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Al Clark ... producer
Christopher Figg ... executive producer
Ester Harding ... co-producer
Jamie Hilton ... producer
Lisa Lambert ... executive producer
Lesley Parker ... line producer
Robert Whitehouse ... executive producer

Music by

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Guy Gross

Cinematography by

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Brad Shield ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Sue Blainey
Annette Davey
Laurie Hughes

Editorial Department

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Angus Bell Young ... post-production coordinator
Marcus Bolton ... head of post production
Patrick Buckley ... dailies operator
Phoenix Chisholm ... digital dailies
Stewart Dean ... picture and sound post producer
Alex Elliott ... creative technology specialist
Adrian Hauser ... colorist / digital intermediate colorist
Regan Hughes ... first assistant editor
Claire O'Brien ... post production supervisor
Rory Rea ... media operator
Alice Royds ... post production assistant
Daniel Scott ... media operator
Finn Spencer ... titles designer
Philip Vincent ... creative technology specialist
John Warneke ... media supervisor
Sally Wortley ... dailies producer

Casting By

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Ann Robinson

Production Design by

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Colin Gibson

Art Direction by

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Jodie Whetter

Set Decoration by

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Justine Dunn

Costume Design by

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Lizzy Gardiner

Makeup Department

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Rick Findlater ... make up & hair designer
Georgia Lockhart-Adams ... Key makeup/hair artist
Cora Montalban ... makeup artist / hair stylist
Natalie Stanfield ... makeup and hair crowd dailies
Tia Stephanou ... make up & hair artist
Desiree Vogelsang ... Hair and makeup artist
Fiona Willard ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Michael Pontin ... Production Executive Pick Up Unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Deborah Antoniou ... first assistant director (as Deb Antoniou)
Christian Debney ... second unit director
Sophie McWilliam-Kerry ... third assistant director
Joanne Pearce ... second assistant director
Elisha Rashleigh ... onset production assistant

Art Department

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Jodie Allen ... buyer/dresser
Steven Brown ... whale mould maker
Jason Cowie ... swing gang
Melissa Crabtree ... art department coordinator
Andrew Gardiner ... construction manager
Simon Gill ... buyer
Jack Hammonds ... production designer attachment
Stephen L. Jones ... set dresser
Jo Kuipers ... graphic designer
John Lambert ... standby props
Rhys William Nicolson ... Art Department Production Assistant
Emma Rudkin ... head buyer / dresser
Joe Tiernan ... runner

Sound Department

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Jed M. Dodge ... supervising dialogue and adr editor
Mitch Dorf ... adr mixer
Simon Hicks ... head of sound
Andrew Neil ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Michael Newton ... sound effects editor / sound supervisor
Paul Pirola ... re-recording mixer
Liam Price ... sound effects editor/additional sound designer
John Simpson ... foley artist
Craig Walmsley ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Robbie Dale ... special effects technician
Ceri Nicholls ... senior special effects technician
Julian Summers ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Niki Bern ... compositing supervisor: Cutting Edge
Kate Bernauer ... digital compositor
Erik Charlebois ... lighting and lookdev
Ryan Coates ... compositor
Darren Coombes ... digital compositor
Simon Cowell ... concept artist
Stewart Dean ... di producer
Antony Haberl ... compositor: Cutting Edge
Jonathan Hairman ... visual effects supervisor
Dobbie Jake ... digital artist (as Tainui Dobbie Jake)
Silvio Jemma ... visual effects artist
Mark Kwanten ... digital compositor
Monique O'Halloran ... compositor
Liam O'Kane ... visual effects coordinator
Jane Reynolds ... vfx producer
Evan Shipard ... digital matte artist
Jensen Toms ... cg supervisor
Ethan Vellacott ... visual effects editor
Randy Vellacott ... digital compositor
David Williams ... compositor / lighting and effects / titles and design
Ben Ying ... compositor

Stunts

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Cameron Ambridge ... key stunt rigger / utility stunts
Keir Beck ... stunt coordinator
Toby Fuller ... stunt double
Nathan Kannegiesser ... utility stunts
Nathan Lawson ... assistant stunt coordinator
Cody Mackie ... stunt performer
Kelly Marie ... stunt double: Radha Mitchell (as Kelly Young)
Karl Van Moorsel ... stunt driver
Daniel Weaver ... utility stunts
Casey Wright ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steph Atkinson ... video split operator
Mark Bannister ... lighting technician
Harvey Beck-Cowper ... grip
Jason Binnie ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jasin Boland ... still photographer: additional
Mal Booth ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Simon Christidis ... underwater director of photography
Elliott Deem ... data wrangler
Harry Fleet ... best boy
Nathan Frost ... best boy
Mark Glindeman ... gaffer
Sami Gustafsson ... lighting technician
Billy Harmer ... key grip
Dillan Harmer ... grip
Jake Koning ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Drew Macdonald ... epk camera
Robbie MacKinnon ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Vince Valitutti ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Hannah Charlton ... casting associate
Bud Hopes ... extras casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Travis Briton ... costume assistant/assistant costume standby
Brett Cooper ... costume cutter
Adam Dalli ... costume supervisor
Melanie Shepherd ... key costumer
Jade Sims ... costume buyer
Madeline Turner ... background costumer

Location Management

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Kathryn Metcalfe ... location manager/scout
Grace Uther ... location coordinator (as Grace Bolt)

Music Department

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Maria Alfonsine ... music editor / singer
Damian De Boos-Smith ... composer: additional music
Michelle De Vries ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Spencer Faulkner ... unit driver

Other crew

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Lucie Braverman ... Head of Marketing: WestEnd Films
Frankie-Rae Clapham ... legals
Clement Dunn ... legals
Adam Eldon ... stand-in: guy pearce
Sara Gajic ... Business Affairs Executive: Fulcrum Media Finance
Jack Grigg ... unit assistant
Emmalene Howard ... stand-in
Helen Howard ... acting coach
Sophie Kurz ... assistant to producer
Bryce Menzies ... legals
Lyndel Miller ... food stylist
Nadine Rothschild ... Head of Marketing for WestEnd Films
Phil Rymer ... legal services: Piccadilly Pictures
Darrell Scanlon ... caterer
Saskia Thomas ... production executive: Piccadilly Pictures
Felicity Wegemund ... nurse

Thanks

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Sonia Borella ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Australia, 1975. The beach suburb of Nobbys Beach is a place that revolves around surf mats, baby oil, boxed wine and the new miracle of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 14 year-old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones, and deal with his crush on shy and sensitive girl-next-door Melly. When the beach town suddenly hits the spotlight after the body of a 200-ton whale is washed ashore, Jeff and Melly think it's the biggest thing that ever happened in their lives. Meanwhile, their eccentric parents are catching up with the sexual revolution that has also washed up on Australia's beaches. And just like the decaying whale, it's all about to go spectacularly wrong.

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Taglines Staying alive was harder than you think. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sweet Seventies (France)
  • Swinging Summer - Willkommen in den 70ern (Germany)
  • Swingujace wakacje (Poland)
  • Es Degistirme Safarisi (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Flammable Children
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Julian McMahon was once married to Kylie Minogue's younger sister, Dannii Minogue. See more »
Movie Connections Features Jaws (1975). See more »
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