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The Screen Guide

In the eyes of Billy's teenage daughter, he's a loser; and his girlfriend can't seem to find the key to his heart. But when his pub jazz band takes off after Billy finds he can sing like his idol, the legendary Billie Holiday, life changes. Fame, fortune - and Faust - turn Billy's world on its head until what emerges is the true romantic spirit of Billy Appleby - voice and all.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Director
Richard Wherret
Writers
Denis Whitburn
Producer
Denis Whitburn  Tristram Miall
Dir. of Photography
Roger Lanser ACS
Composer
Peter Cobbin
Editor
Sue Blainey
Production Designer
Michael Scott-Mitchell
Cast
Max Cullen - Kris McQuade - Tina Bursill - Genevieve Lemon - Drew Forsythe - Richard Roxburgh
Production Completion Date
1995
Genre
Comedy, Musical
Production Company
Billy's Holiday Pty Ltd
International Sales
Beyond Distribution

Selected Awards & Festivals