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Newsfront (1978)

In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writers:

David Elfick, Bob Ellis (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Hunter ... Len Maguire
Wendy Hughes ... Amy Mackenzie
Gerard Kennedy Gerard Kennedy ... Frank Maguire
Chris Haywood ... Chris Hewitt
John Ewart ... Charlie
Don Crosby Don Crosby ... A.G. Marwood
Angela Punch McGregor Angela Punch McGregor ... Fay (as Angela Punch)
John Clayton John Clayton ... Cliff
John Dease John Dease ... Ken
Bryan Brown ... Geoff
Lorna Lesley Lorna Lesley ... Ellie
Mark Holden Mark Holden ... Len's new assistant
Drew Forsythe Drew Forsythe ... Bruce
Tony Barry ... Greasy
Alexander Archdale Alexander Archdale ... Sir Charles
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Surprisingly adventurous saga of an intrepid group of cinematographers and reporters who risk life and limb to capture footage of breaking news for the movie-going public. Written by David Spalding <dspalding@korova.com>

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The Australian movie classic the world applauded. See more »

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Drama | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1978 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Behind the News See more »

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Budget:

AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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One of Harrison Ford's favorite films. When Phillip Noyce was chosen to direct Patriot Games (1992), Ford asked the producers who was the director because he had never heard of him before (and he had the power to veto the director if he didn't like or know). He was told that Noyce directed Dead Calm (1989), which was a big hit but Ford wasn't familiar with the movie. But when he asked about other films directed by Noyce and Newsfront (1978) was mentioned, he said he loved that movie and trusted the studio with their choice of director. See more »

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A totally enthralling masterpiece.
6 April 2003 | by opsbooksSee all my reviews

As a child growing up in the Sydney of the 1950s, I can readily identify with the content of this fine film. Each week I visited the Wynyard Newsreel cinema on George Street to watch the Cinesound (and usually 3 Stooges) shorts. Never has there been a better blending of B/W and colour in a film. Faultless production values round off a never to be forgotten movie experience.


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