Release date1980 WriterHilton Bonner, Don McLennan ScreenplayDon McLennan, Hilton Bonner AwardsAACTA Award for Best Lead Actress, Australian Film Institute Jury Prize CastTracy Mann (Samantha), Bill Hunter (Brady), Max Cullen (Newman), Tony Barry (Barry), Penelope Stewart (Raelene) Similar moviesMother Fish, September (2007), Slate - Wyn & Me (1987), Tracy Mann appears in Hard Knocks and Hating Alison Ashley
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Hard Knocks is a 1980 Australian film directed by Don McLennan.
Director Don McLennan got the idea to make the film from a story in the newspaper about an ex-prisoner who becomes a model. He wrote a script and got the money to make a 50-minute film but decided to turn it into a feature. It was made for $35,000 and Trevor Lucas of Andromeda Films paid for post production.