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Newsfront (1979)

Director: Phillip Noyce     Starring: Bill Hunter
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40725616
UPC: 827058111096
UPC 14: 00827058111096
Category Keywords: Big City  Rivalry  Theatrical Release
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Editor's Note
Two brothers working as news cameramen for competing companies in '50s Australia find their lives dramatically affected by the constantly changing times in which they live. Winner of the Australian Film Institute awards for Best Film and Best Director.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Rhino
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/15/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 110 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1979
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1110
Video UPC UPC: 00827058111096
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Gerard Kennedy
Video Cast Info Chris Haywood
Video Cast Info Wendy Hughes
Video Cast Info Bill Hunter
Video Cast Info Bob Ellis - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Phillip Noyce - Director
Plot Summary
Phillip Noyce's ambitious attempt to re-create the social and political landscape of Australia during the 1950s. Historical events are strung together through the fictional account of two rival newsreel companies vying for footage of that turbulent era's biggest stories.

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...A gentle, mannerly Australian film that fully realizes its amibitions, which are intriguing..." 05/30/1979 p.C22

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hunter,Bill
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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