1978, 78 Minutes
Set in Sydney’s western suburbs this telemovie provides a graphic and moving account of a marriage under stress and the effect that a break up has on family members. It tells the story of mateship, infidelity, a suffering wife and the reaction of the two children when their mother, at breaking point, leaves home. Slowly, painfully the husband comes to his senses, putting his family before his drinking and motorbike interests. He asks his wife to return home, saying things will be different. But will they?
John Hargreaves Winner, Best Actor in a mini-series/telemovie, Logie Awards, 1980.
© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Arch Nicholson
Cinematographer: Dean Semler
Principal Cast: John Hargreaves (Phil Harris), Veronica Lang (Jane Harris), Chris Haywood (Terry), Miles Buchanan (Damien), Simone Buchanan (Cathy), Bunney Brooke (Stella), ‘Buffy’ (the stripper).
Running Time: 78 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Human Services, Community & Family Studies, Law/Legal Studies, Psychology, SOSE/HSIE, Sociology, Counselling.