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The Screen Guide

Country truck driver Jack Willis has written a romance novel. Fearing ridicule from his mates Jack uses a pen-name, that of his long-time friend Ruby Vale, a local crop-dusting pilot. Trouble brews for Jack when he lands a book deal with a publisher who sends out a vivacious publicist to convince their new novelist to come to Sydney for the promotion of 'her' new book. An offer to pay for Ruby's wedding soon convinces her that the favour is worthwhile. Jack realises that he can't permit the high-spirited Ruby to run-a-muck in Sydney in her new role as romance writer, so he decides to escort her as manager. Their relationship begins to take unexpected turns.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Director
Antony J. Bowman
Writers
Antony J. Bowman
Producer
Lance Reynolds  John Winter
Dir. of Photography
David Burr
Editor
Veronika Jenet
Production Designer
Jon Dowding
Cast
Hugh Jackman - Claudia Karvan - Angie Milliken - Jeanie Drynan - Andrew Gilbert - Barry Lea
Production Completion
1998
Production Company
Paperback Films
International Sales
Beyond Distribution

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
    (2000)
  • Hollywood Film Festival
    (2000)
  • Australian Film Event Tiberina
    (1999)
  • Shanghai International Film Festival
    (1999)