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The year is 1910: Alan is a 13-year-old country boy whose only ambition is to become a famous horseman. But infantile paralysis (polio) has left him crippled. HAMMERS OVER THE ANVIL is the heartbreaking, inspirational story of his struggle to come to terms with life as it really is. Based on the story by Alan Marshall.

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Crew

Director
Ann Turner
Writers
Peter Hepworth  Ann Turner
Producer
Ben Gannon  Peter Harvey-Wright
Executive Producers
Peter Gawler  Gus Howard  Janet Worth
Dir. of Photography
James Bartle
Editor
Ken Sallows ASE

Cast

Charlotte Rampling - Russell Crowe - Alexander Outhred - Frankie J. Holden - Frank Gallacher - Jake Frost

Production Details

Production Completion
1992
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Harvest Productions Pty Ltd  South Australian Film Corporation

Sales

International Sales
Beyond Distribution

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • American Cinematheque
    (2001)
  • American Cinematheque
    (2000)
  • Webster University - USA
    (1994)
  • Laboratorio Immagine Donna
    (1994)
  • Foster's Export Australian Film Festival
    (1994)
  • Seattle International Film Festival
    (1993)
  • Giffoni Children's Film Festival
    (1993)
  • Australian Film Institute
    (1992)