|Flynn 1996 N/R, 96 min.|
Director: Frank Howson
Cast: Guy Pearce, Steven Berkoff, Claudia Karvan, John Savage, Wendy Matthews, William Gluth, Nicki Paull, Tim Hughes, Adrian Wright, Jan Friedl, Andrew Shephard, Doug Bowles, Sue Jones, Reg Evans, Bruce Venables
The life of a swashbuckling, but trouble-plagued, movie star of the 1930s and 1940s–Errol Flynn–is brought to the screen with Guy Pearce in the title role.
|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.
|Japanese Story 2003 R, 105 min.|
Director: Sue Brooks
Cast: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Matthew Dyktynski, Lynette Curran, Yumiko Tanaka, Kate Atkinson, Bill Young, Reg Evans, George Shevtsov, Justine Clarke, John(2) Howard, Mike Frencham
While geologist Sandy Edwards (Toni Collette) tours the Pilhara Desert in Australia with a potential client, Tachibana Hiromitsu (Matthew Dyktynski), in hopes of winning a contract with the Hiromitsu family's iron ore company, a clash of cultures proves inevitable.
|Kitty and the Bagman 1983 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Donald Crombie
Cast: Liddy Clark, Val Lehman, John Stanton, Gerard McGuire, Colette Mann, Reg Evans, David Bradshaw, Kylie Foster, Anthony Hawkins, Gerard Maguire, Danny Adcock, Barry Donnelly, Edward Hepple, David Slingsby, Doug Ramsey
This is a comedy drama about the 1920's era in which Kitty O'Rourke (Liddy Clark), who owns the Top Hat nightclub, is the underworld queen of Sydney, Australia. Kitty's adversary Big Lil Delaney (Val Lehman) fights for her place in the underworld, and car chases, shoot-outs, and hair pulling are all part of the "fun."
|Mad Max 1979 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: George Miller
Cast: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Tim Burns, Roger Ward, Steve Bisley, Lisa Aldenhoven, David Bracks, Bertrand Cadart, David Cameron, Robina Chaffey, Stephen Clark, Reg Evans, Mathew Constantine, Jerry Day
Mel Gibson stars in this movie, which, at the time, was the most successful film in Australian history. Gibson plays a cop, 'Mad' Max Rockatansky, in the out-of-control world of the future. When Max and his family go on a vacation, a motorcycle gang, led by Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne), murders Max's family. Now, Max takes the law into his own hands and is relentless in his pursuit of the motorcycle gang. Lots of action.
|Mesmerized 1986 PG, 97 min.|
My Letter to George
Director: Michael Laughlin
Cast: Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor, Harry Andrews, Philip Holder, Beryl Te Wiata, Reg Evans, Jonathan Hardy, Don Selwyn, Derek Hardwick, George Spoors, Bob Gould, Jonathan Elsom, Norman Fairley
Set in late-1800s' New Zealand, this film is supposedly based on a true story. An 18-year-old, orphaned girl (Jodie Foster) marries a much older man (John Lithgow) who turns out to be cruel and sexually deviant. Finally, she must deal with the situation. Adapted from a Jerzy Skolimowski book.
|1. Flynn (1996)|
2. Gallipoli (1981)
3. Japanese Story (2003)
4. Kitty and the Bagman (1983)
5. Mad Max (1979)
6. Mesmerized (1986)
aka: My Letter to George
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