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The Screen Guide

The Melbourne Olympic Games have become etched in Australian mythology as a watershed in the nation's sporting, cultural and civic history. But behind the myth is a far more revealing story - an epic saga of lies and petty bickering during the lead up to the Games that almost saw the IOC take the Games away from Melbourne. It's also a dramatic political story, during which the goodwill of Melbourne was undermined by Cold War skulduggery, defections and even murder - extraordinary events involving the highest level of Australian Olympic and political power.

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Crew

Director
Peter Butt
Writers
Peter Butt
Producer
Rob McAuley
Executive Producers
Mark Hamlyn  Megan McMurchy
Dir. of Photography
Calvin Gardiner

Cast

Sandy McCutcheon (narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
1999
Genre
Art and culture, History and national identity
Production Company
Film Australia Limited  Rob McAuley Productions

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • FIPA - Cannes
    (2000)