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Man from Hong Kong, The Man from Hong Kong, The (1975) Recommended
Dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith
Feat. George Lazenby, Bill Hunter, Rebecca Gilling
Cracking martial arts adventure tracking an inspector sent to Australia to expel a drug courier. Photogenically set against the backdrops of Ayers…
BackroadsBackroads (1977)
Dir. Phillip Noyce
Feat. Bill Hunter
This short road–movie was a moody debut for dir. Noyce, laying out the tale of two drifters (one black, one white) who steal a car for an…
NewsfrontNewsfront (1978)
Dir. Phillip Noyce
Feat. Bill Hunter, Wendy Hughes, Chris Haywood
Picture perfect if conservative account of the newsreel professionals who became obsolete by the advent of television in the late 1950s. The episodic…
1915 (TV Mini-series)1915 (TV Mini-series) (1982)
Feat. Scott Burgess, Scott McGregor, Lorraine Bayly
A solid recreation of the Great War era, this TV mini–series charts the experiences of several young men leaving the home–front in…
HeatwaveHeatwave (1982)
Dir. Phillip Noyce
Feat. Judy Davis, Chris Haywood, Bill Hunter
Phillip Noyce followed NEWSFRONT with this arresting political thriller about an architect embroiled in Sydney’s corrupt inner city housing…
Far EastFar East (1982)
Dir. John Duigan
Feat. Bryan Brown, Helen Morse, John Bell
Colourful Aussie CASABLANCA set in the politically unstable Phillipines with Bryan Brown as a seedy disco bar owner and Helen Morse as the…
Scales of Justice (TV Mini-series)Scales of Justice (TV Mini-series) (1983)
Dir. Michael Jenkins
Feat. John Hargreaves, Bill Hunter, Isabelle Anderson
A three–part crime drama which links tales of drug–dealing, organised crime, police corruption and political conspiracy in 1980s…
Return of Captain Invincible, The Return of Captain Invincible, The (1983)
Dir. Phillipe Mora
Feat. Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Bill Hunter
Campy superhero comedy starring Captain Invincible – a chunky ex superhero who now prefers chopping back the lagers to fighting crime in white…
Last Bastion, TheLast Bastion, The (1984)
Dir. Chris Thomson
Feat. Bill Hunter, Ray Barrett, Robert Vaughn
Australia's involvement in World War II is explored from behind closed doors in this dramatisation of the decisions made by politicians and generals…
Strictly BallroomStrictly Ballroom (1992) Aro Favourite
Dir. Baz Luhrmann
Feat. Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Barry Otto
An extraordinary comedy set in the world of ballroom dancing, appropriately loaded with glitz, self–mocking and brashness. While at its…
Muriel's WeddingMuriel's Wedding (1994)
Dir. P.J. Hogan
Feat. Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter
Crowd–pleasing suburban fairy tale replays the ugly duckling motif and kitsch comedy from STRICTLY BALLROOM, but gone is the modest charm…
Everynight, EverynightEverynight, Everynight (1994)
Dir. Alkinos Tsilmidos
Feat. David Field, Bill Hunter
Gruelling chronicle of brutality at the 'Hell' Division of a Melbourne prison, during the incarceration of Australia's notorious hitman Christopher…
CrackerjackCrackerjack (2000)
Dir. Paul Moloney
Feat. Mick Molloy, John Clarke, Bill Hunter
Not too bad at all, this comedy follows in the footsteps of THE CASTLE, as club–members rally to save the fading fortunes of a lawn bowls…
Kangaroo JackKangaroo Jack (2003)
Dir. David McNally
Feat. Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Estella Warren
A misadventure comedy ensues when two friends from Brooklyn, NY are forced to deliver mob money to Australia, only to see it 'stolen' by a kangaroo…
Tom WhiteTom White (2004)
Dir. Alkinos Tsilmidos
Feat. Colin Friels, Rachael Blake, Bill Hunter
Colin Friels plays a successful middle–aged architect who suffers a nervous breakdown in this overly earnest Aussie drama about the search for…
AustraliaAustralia (2008) Recommended
Dir. Baz Luhrmann
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham
Aussie golden boy Baz Luhrmann's larger–than–life epic sees an English aristocrat and cattle driver attempt to save an inherited outback…
Wedding Party, TheWedding Party, The (2010)
Dir. Amanda Jane
Feat. Josh Lawson, Isabel Lucas, Steve Bisley
Bubbly Aussie comedy with a cash–strapped young man's plan to marry a Russian immigrant for money, going less than smoothly after his family…

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