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The Boys in the Island

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Director  Geoff Bennett
Music director  Sharon Calcraft
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Country  Australia
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Crime
Screenplay  Tony Morphett
Language  English
Writer  Christopher Koch, Tony Morphett
Release date  1989
Based on  novel by Christopher Koch
Cast  James Fox (George Farrell), Daniel Pollock (Jake Brodie), Lexy Murphy (Heather Miles), Yves Stening (Frank), Ben Oxenbould (Thrasher)
Similar movies  La Spagnola (2001), Occasional Coarse Language (1998), Three Blind Mice (2008), Strange Fits of Passion (1999), Malcolm (1986)

Boys in the Island is a 1989 Australian film based on the 1958 novel by Chris Koch.

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Plot

In the 1950s teenage Frank dreams of leaving Tasmania for Melbourne.

Production

At one stage Gillian Armstrong had wanted to film the book and approached Koch to make it, but she then elected to make Mrs Soffel instead. Koch decided to make the film himself, and, bitten by his experiences on The Year of Living Dangerously, he decided to keep as much control as he could. He wrote a script with friend Tony Morphett and attached director Carl Schultz. Funds were raised through Antony I. Ginnane and his company, International Film Management Limited. They eventually pulled out but the investors elected to keep going. However, by then Schultz was tied up with post production on The Seventh Sign; four weeks before pre production Geoff Bennett stepped in instead.

References

The Boys in the Island Wikipedia
The Boys in the Island IMDb


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