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The Screen Guide

Ex-policeman Michael Stacey is determined to write the ultimate exposure of corruption in high places. Unhappily his Chandleresque cynicism and wry wit translate rather chaotically via 'the bottle', so a private investigation job has to be undertaken. As he searches for the missing daughter of a leading politician he finds himself in a labyrinthine world of intrigue, death and deception - a world destined for a highly explosive ending.

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Crew

Director
Carl Schultz
Writers
Bob Ellis  Denny Lawrence
Producer
Jane Scott
Dir. of Photography
John Seale ACS AFC
Composer
Peter Best
Editor
Richard Francis-Bruce
Production Designer
George Liddle

Cast

Ray Barrett - John Clayton - Kate Fitzpatrick - Lex Marinos - Robyn Nevin - Carole Skinner - Peter Lawless

Production Details

Production Completion
1982
Genre
Crime, Thriller
Production Company
Petersham Productions

Sales

International Sales
Daro Film Distribution GmbH

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film - UCLA
    (1996)
  • Oz: Adventures in Australian Filmmaking
    (1996)
  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film
    (1995)
  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Australian - Pompidou Event
    (1991)
  • Film Critics' Circle of Australia
    (1983)
  • AWGIE Awards
    (1983)
  • Australian Cinematographers Society Awards National
    (1982)
  • Australian Film Institute
    (1982)