Bill Hunter

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   William John "Bill" Hunter (27 February 1940 – 21 May 2011) was an Australian actor of film, stage and television. He appeared in more than 60 films and won two Australian Film Institute Awards. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bill Hunter (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Australia (2008)

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Essie Davis  •  David Wenham

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Essie Davis  •  David Wenham

Finding Nemo (2003)

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Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

Bad Eggs (2003)

Ben Kinnear and Mike Paddock are two undercover detectives with way too much publicity, who find they can no longer turn a blind eye to the corruption in the police force.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Martin
CAST:  Mick Molloy  •  Bob Franklin  •  Judith Lucy  •  Alan Brough

Ben Kinnear and Mike Paddock are two undercover detectives with way too much publicity, who find they can no longer turn a blind eye to the corruption in the police force.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Martin
CAST:  Mick Molloy  •  Bob Franklin  •  Judith Lucy  •  Alan Brough

Crackerjack (2002)

When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle where young meets old, greed meets good and people rise to the occasion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Moloney
CAST:  Mick Molloy  •  Bill Hunter  •  Frank Wilson  •  Monica Maughan

When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle where young meets old, greed meets good and people rise to the occasion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Moloney
CAST:  Mick Molloy  •  Bill Hunter  •  Frank Wilson  •  Monica Maughan

Death of a Soldier (1986)

Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. The accused killer claims to have killed 3 women in order to possess their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Bill Hunter  •  Reb Brown  •  Maurie Fields

Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. The accused killer claims to have killed 3 women in order to possess their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Bill Hunter  •  Reb Brown  •  Maurie Fields

Everynight... Everynight (1995)

Is an Australian drama film directed by Alkinos Tsilimidos and released in 1994. Based on a play of the same name, written by Ray Mooney, the film details the early life of contract killer Christopher Dale Flannery and is set inside Melbourne's HM Prison ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alkinos Tsilimidos
CAST:  David Field  •  Bill Hunter  •  Robert Morgan  •  Phil Motherwell

Is an Australian drama film directed by Alkinos Tsilimidos and released in 1994. Based on a play of the same name, written by Ray Mooney, the film details the early life of contract killer Christopher Dale Flannery and is set inside Melbourne's HM Prison ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alkinos Tsilimidos
CAST:  David Field  •  Bill Hunter  •  Robert Morgan  •  Phil Motherwell

Gallipoli (1981)

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Mark Lee  •  Bill Kerr  •  Gerda Nicolson

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Mark Lee  •  Bill Kerr  •  Gerda Nicolson

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

Two childhood friends — a New York hairstylist and a wanna-be musician — get mixed-up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go all wrong when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David McNally
CAST:  Jerry O'Connell  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Estella Warren  •  Christopher Walken

Two childhood friends — a New York hairstylist and a wanna-be musician — get mixed-up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go all wrong when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David McNally
CAST:  Jerry O'Connell  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Estella Warren  •  Christopher Walken

Muriel's Wedding (1994)

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A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  P.J. Hogan
CAST:  Toni Collette  •  Bill Hunter  •  Rachel Griffiths  •  Sophie Lee

A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  P.J. Hogan
CAST:  Toni Collette  •  Bill Hunter  •  Rachel Griffiths  •  Sophie Lee

Race the Sun (1996)

A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles T. Kanganis
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Casey Affleck  •  Jim Belushi  •  Eliza Dushku

A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles T. Kanganis
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Casey Affleck  •  Jim Belushi  •  Eliza Dushku

Rikky and Pete (1988)

Rikky (Nina Landis) and her brother Pete (Stephen Kearney) struggle to keep their lives from spinning out of control in small town Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Nina Landis  •  Stephen Kearney  •  Tetchie Agbayani  •  Bill Hunter

Rikky (Nina Landis) and her brother Pete (Stephen Kearney) struggle to keep their lives from spinning out of control in small town Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Nina Landis  •  Stephen Kearney  •  Tetchie Agbayani  •  Bill Hunter

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Two drag queens and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephan Elliott
CAST:  Terence Stamp  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Guy Pearce  •  Bill Hunter

Two drag queens and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephan Elliott
CAST:  Terence Stamp  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Guy Pearce  •  Bill Hunter

The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis and was hailed as a hero. But when he was accused of treason, he retired to Australia in disgrace. Cut to the present, when a US super secret super weapon is stolen and he's asked to come back to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Christopher Lee  •  Kate Fitzpatrick  •  Michael Pate

In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis and was hailed as a hero. But when he was accused of treason, he retired to Australia in disgrace. Cut to the present, when a US super secret super weapon is stolen and he's asked to come back to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Christopher Lee  •  Kate Fitzpatrick  •  Michael Pate

Tom White (2004)

Tom White is an architect who chooses to become homeless despite an seemingly otherwise successful life. However, it soon becomes clear that not everything is as it appears at work. Tom chooses a different path and cuts ties with his normal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alkinos Tsilimidos
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Rachael Blake  •  Dan Spielman  •  Loene Carmen

Tom White is an architect who chooses to become homeless despite an seemingly otherwise successful life. However, it soon becomes clear that not everything is as it appears at work. Tom chooses a different path and cuts ties with his normal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alkinos Tsilimidos
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Rachael Blake  •  Dan Spielman  •  Loene Carmen

Strictly Ballroom (1992)

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Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Paul Mercurio  •  Tara Morice  •  Bill Hunter  •  Pat Thomson

Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Paul Mercurio  •  Tara Morice  •  Bill Hunter  •  Pat Thomson

The Shiralee (1957)

An Australian "swagman" finds his wife with another man, so he takes the daughter, Buster, with him. On the road together, going from town to town and from farm to farm, father and daughter explore new depths of understanding and bonding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Norman
CAST:  Peter Finch  •  Dana Wilson  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  George Rose

An Australian "swagman" finds his wife with another man, so he takes the daughter, Buster, with him. On the road together, going from town to town and from farm to farm, father and daughter explore new depths of understanding and bonding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Norman
CAST:  Peter Finch  •  Dana Wilson  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  George Rose

27A (1974)

A middle-aged alcoholic is sentenced to six weeks in jail for a minor offense. While there he undergoes psychiatric treatment for his alcoholism and is committed to a hospital for the criminally insane for the duration of his sentence. However, under Section 27A of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Esben Storm
CAST:  Robert McDarra  •  Bill Hunter  •  Richard Moir  •  James Kemp

A middle-aged alcoholic is sentenced to six weeks in jail for a minor offense. While there he undergoes psychiatric treatment for his alcoholism and is committed to a hospital for the criminally insane for the duration of his sentence. However, under Section 27A of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Esben Storm
CAST:  Robert McDarra  •  Bill Hunter  •  Richard Moir  •  James Kemp

Shotgun Wedding (1993)

Shotgun Wedding is a 1993 Australian film based on the Wally Melish siege.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Harmon
CAST:  Aden Young  •  Zoe Carides  •  Marshall Napier  •  John Clayton

Shotgun Wedding is a 1993 Australian film based on the Wally Melish siege.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Harmon
CAST:  Aden Young  •  Zoe Carides  •  Marshall Napier  •  John Clayton

The Adventures of Eliza Fraser (1976)

An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burstall
CAST:  Susannah York  •  Trevor Howard  •  Noel Ferrier  •  John Castle

An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burstall
CAST:  Susannah York  •  Trevor Howard  •  Noel Ferrier  •  John Castle

Call Me Mr. Brown (1985)

Based on the 1971 true story known as "The Great Plane Robbery", this tele-movie tells the story of Peter Macari alias Mr. Brown. Under a grand extortion scam, he steals $500,000 in cash from Australian airlines company Qantas. This begins the start of a major ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Hicks
CAST:  Chris Haywood  •  Bill Hunter  •  John Polson  •  Vincent Ball

Based on the 1971 true story known as "The Great Plane Robbery", this tele-movie tells the story of Peter Macari alias Mr. Brown. Under a grand extortion scam, he steals $500,000 in cash from Australian airlines company Qantas. This begins the start of a major ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Hicks
CAST:  Chris Haywood  •  Bill Hunter  •  John Polson  •  Vincent Ball
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