|The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 1994 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Stephan Elliott
Cast: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter, Sarah Chadwick, Mark Holmes, Al Clark, Julia Cortez, Rebel Penfold-Russell, John Casey, June Marie Bennett, Murray Davies, Frank Cornelius
This witty story features two drag queens, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Guy Pearce), who join transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) on a bus trip–the name of the bus is "Priscilla"–across Australia's outback to perform in a distant resort. Along the way, they discover things about themselves and the world around them amidst ABBA and other disco music.
|Australia 2008 PG-13, 165 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Western
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Brandon Walters, David Ngoombujarra, Jacek Koman, Ben Mendelsohn, Bruce Spence, John Jarratt, Bill Hunter, Essie Davis, Barry Otto
During World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) sets out to meet her husband at the cattle station they own in the Australian outback. She is escorted on a three-day trek through the desert by a man nicknamed The Drover (Hugh Jackman) and puts up with his swaggering style. They arrive at the cattle station and find that Sarah's husband has been murdered, and the overseer Neil Fletcher (David Wenham) is suspected because he is in cahoots with King Carney (Bryan Brown) to achieve a beef monopoly. If Sarah can transport her cattle to Darwin, Fletcher and Carney's plot will be foiled. Sarah appeals to The Drover to help her on the cattle drive. Despite good moments and bad, they fall in love and do arrive in Darwin–just in time for the Japanese attack. Fletcher's son Nullah (Brandon Walters), who has magical powers, narrates most of the story. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design.
|Gallipoli 1981 PG, 110 min.|
Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Mark Lee, Mel Gibson, Bill Hunter, Bill Kerr, Robert Grubb, Ron Graham, Harold Hopkins, Charles Lathalu Yunipingli, Heath Harris, Gerda Nicolson, Tim McKenzie, David Argue, Brian Anderson, Reg Evans, Jenny Lovell
Australians, who are competitive runners and friends, Frank (Mel Gibson) and Archy (Mark Lee) enlist in the army to fight during World War I and end up in Gallipoli fighting the Turks. Unfortunately, disasters await, in part, because of poor planning by the commanders in charge of the campaign to take control of the Dardanelles away from the Turks. This is an insightful look at the philosophy of war.
|Heatwave 1982 R, 99 min.|
Director: Phillip Noyce
Cast: Judy Davis, Richard Moir, Chris Haywood, Bill Hunter, Anna Maria Monticelli, John Gregg, John Meillon, Dennis Miller, Peter Hehir, Carole Skinner
This is a mystery-thriller involving political under-handed dealings in real estate construction involving $100 million. Judy Davis plays an idealist who opposes the building and Richard Moir plays the architect who has the project.
|The Hit 1984 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Tim Roth, Laura del Sol, Bill Hunter, Fernando Rey, Carlos Lucena, Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Lennie Peters, Jim Broadbent, Bernie Searle, Brian Royal, Albie Woodington
Willie Parker (Terence Stamp) has led a quiet life in a small Spanish town for the last 10 years since he testified against his mobster ex-associates. But his life changes when hit men Braddock nd Myron (John Hurt and Tim Roth) kidnap Willie with orders to take him to Paris for execution. During the trip, Willie doesn't seem to worry about his fate as things don't go right for the hit men, including being stalked by a policeman. An offbeat comedy/drama with good storyline, acting, and sound track.
|Kangaroo Jack 2003 PG, 89 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Adventure
Director: David McNally
Cast: Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Estella Warren, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas, Bill Hunter, David Ngoombujarra, Mark Sellitto, Denise Roberts, Damien Fotiou, Christopher Baker, Ryan Gibson, Antonio Vitiello
Mob boss Sal Maggio (Christopher Walken) sends his stepson Charlie (Jerry O'Connell) and Charlie's friend, Louis (Anthony Anderson), to Australia with a package containing $100,000 to be delivered to "Mr. Smith." Along the way, a kangaroo absconds with the money, and the chase is on.
|Mad Dog Morgan 1976 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Western / Action / Drama
Director: Philippe Mora
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Michael Pate, Jack Thompson, Frank Thring, David Gulpilil, Bill Hunter, John Hargreaves, Wallas Eaton, Martin Harris, Robin Ramsay, Graeme Blundell, Elaine Baillie, Liza Lee-Atkinson, Don Barkham, Gregory Apps
In this true story about a 19th-century Australian bush outlaw, Dennis Hopper takes on the title role of an Irish immigrant who goes to Australia to find gold. Once in Australia, Morgan resorts to criminal activity, is caught, and put in jail for six years. After his release, Morgan teams up with an Aborigine, Billy (David Gulpilil), and, as Morgan tries to exact revenge on those who had wronged him, they gain fame as outlaws in New South Wales.
|Muriel's Wedding 1994 R, 105 min.|
Director: P.J. Hogan
Cast: Toni Collette, Daniel Lapaine, Sophie Lee, Rosiland Hammond, Belinda Jarrett, Pippa Grandison, Bill Hunter, Chris Haywood, Matt Day, Rachel Griffiths
Muriel dreams to the backdrop songs of ABBA. She dreams of weddings and having friends in this Australian comedy, so leaves home for Sydney with her friend.
|Race the Sun 1996 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Adventure
Director: Charles T. Kanganis
Cast: Halle Berry, James Belushi, Bill Hunter, Casey Affleck, Eliza Dushku, Kevin Tighe, Anthony Ruivivar, J. Moki Cho, Sara Tanaka, Steve Zahn, Dion Basco, Nadja Pionilla, Adriane Napualani Uganiza, Jeff Truman, Robert Hughes
Miss Sandra Beecher (Halle Berry) takes a job as a teacher of science in a Hawaiian high school. She is assigned a group of misfits, but with her inspiration the diverse class builds a solar car, which wins the Hawaii championship race and gets to go to the world championships in Australia. Family fare that boasts of good scenery is the only virtue in this otherwise oft-told storyline. Loosely based on a true story.
|Rebel 1985 R, 93 min.|
Director: Michael Jenkins
Cast: Matt Dillon, Bryan Brown, Debbie Byrne, Bill Hunter, Ray Barrett, Julie Nihill, Kim Deacon, John O'May, Sheree Da Costa, Isabelle Anderson, Joy Smithers, Ray Marshall, Beth Child
During World War II, young Marine Sergeant Rebel (Matt Dillon) leaves his unit, goes AWOL in Australia, and falls in love with a cafe singer. Kathy (Debbie Byrne) performs in a Quonset hut saloon where she entertains the troops. One night after a performance, Kathy throws a party and meets Rebel. Although Kathy is married, she falls in love with Rebel. Later she gets a letter telling her that her husband has been killed in action. Now, Rebel tells Kathy that he has gone AWOL and allows himself to be arrested to clear suspicions of Kathy's involvement in his decision to go AWOL.
|Strictly Ballroom 1992 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Musical
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Barry Otto, Gia Carides, Antonio Vargas, Peter Whitford, John Hannan, Sonia Kruger, Kris McQuade, Pip Mushin, Leonie Page
Fran (Tara Morice) is a wallflower dreaming of dancing with ballroom dancing champion Scott (Paul Mercurio). Lo and behold, Scott chooses Fran as his new partner, and they soar to new heights in ballroom dancing.
|1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)|
2. Australia (2008)
3. Gallipoli (1981)
4. Heatwave (1982)
5. The Hit (1984)
6. Kangaroo Jack (2003)
7. Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
8. Muriel's Wedding (1994)
9. Newsfront (1978)
10. Race the Sun (1996)
11. Rebel (1985)
12. The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)
aka: Legend in Leotards
13. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
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