Gary Sweet

Gary Sweet (born 22 May 1957 in Melbourne) is an Australian film and television actor known for his roles in Alexandra's Project (2003), Police Rescue, Cody, Big Sky, The Battlers, Bodyline and Stingers. He grew up in Warradale, South Australia and attended Brighton high school in Adelaide. He later obtained a teaching degree and whilst at Sturt Teachers' College took up drama. His first role was in low-budget horror film Nightmares. In the early 1980s, Sweet became recognizable through the on-going role of Leslie 'Magpie' Maddern in the Crawfords television series The Sullivans. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gary Sweet, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Alexandra's Project (2003)

Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all easy access ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  Gary Sweet  •  Helen Buday  •  Bogdan Koca  •  Samantha Knigge

Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all easy access ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  Gary Sweet  •  Helen Buday  •  Bogdan Koca  •  Samantha Knigge

Gettin' Square (2003)

Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned restaurateur Dabba, he finds out the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Teplitzky
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  David Wenham  •  Gary Sweet  •  Timothy Spall

Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned restaurateur Dabba, he finds out the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Teplitzky
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  David Wenham  •  Gary Sweet  •  Timothy Spall

Adore (2013)

Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fontaine
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Robin Wright  •  Xavier Samuel  •  James Frecheville

Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fontaine
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Robin Wright  •  Xavier Samuel  •  James Frecheville

Fatal Honeymoon (2014)

Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her husband was guilty of killing her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Amber Clayton  •  Gemma Forsyth  •  Kate Jenkinson  •  Harvey Keitel

Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her husband was guilty of killing her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Amber Clayton  •  Gemma Forsyth  •  Kate Jenkinson  •  Harvey Keitel

Nightmares (1980)

A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the car crash. 16 years later, Cathy has changed her name to Helen and has become a psychotic actress. Things are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John D. Lamond
CAST:  Jenny Neumann  •  Gary Sweet  •  Nina Landis  •  Max Phipps

A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the car crash. 16 years later, Cathy has changed her name to Helen and has become a psychotic actress. Things are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John D. Lamond
CAST:  Jenny Neumann  •  Gary Sweet  •  Nina Landis  •  Max Phipps

The Dreaming (1988)

A place where ancient mysteries survive... and nightmares are real. A burial ground is unearthed. A Girl dies. An ancient curse lives on. And then there are the dreams... Dreams or nightmares?... Nightmares or premonitions? A young doctor becomes inextricably ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Andreacchio
CAST:  Arthur Dignam  •  Penny Cook  •  Gary Sweet  •  Laurence Clifford

A place where ancient mysteries survive... and nightmares are real. A burial ground is unearthed. A Girl dies. An ancient curse lives on. And then there are the dreams... Dreams or nightmares?... Nightmares or premonitions? A young doctor becomes inextricably ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Andreacchio
CAST:  Arthur Dignam  •  Penny Cook  •  Gary Sweet  •  Laurence Clifford

Love in Ambush (1997)

An Australian woman searches for her soldier brother in Cambodia during the civil breakdown from which Pol Pot would emerge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Schultz
CAST:  Jacques Perrin  •  Sigrid Thornton  •  Gary Sweet  •  Bernadette Lafont

An Australian woman searches for her soldier brother in Cambodia during the civil breakdown from which Pol Pot would emerge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Schultz
CAST:  Jacques Perrin  •  Sigrid Thornton  •  Gary Sweet  •  Bernadette Lafont

2:37 (2006)

Dark

At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Murali K. Thalluri
CAST:  Teresa Palmer  •  Frank Sweet  •  Joel Mackenzie  •  Clementine Mellor

At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Murali K. Thalluri
CAST:  Teresa Palmer  •  Frank Sweet  •  Joel Mackenzie  •  Clementine Mellor

An Indecent Obsession (1985)

Sister Honour Langtree (Wendy Hughes), is in charge of a military hospital for psychiatric patients. She however transgresses boundaries by developing a sexual attraction for a new patient.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lex Marinos
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Gary Sweet  •  Richard Moir  •  Jonathan Hyde

Sister Honour Langtree (Wendy Hughes), is in charge of a military hospital for psychiatric patients. She however transgresses boundaries by developing a sexual attraction for a new patient.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lex Marinos
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Gary Sweet  •  Richard Moir  •  Jonathan Hyde

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Skandar Keynes  •  Georgie Henley  •  Simon Pegg  •  Gary Sweet

This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Skandar Keynes  •  Georgie Henley  •  Simon Pegg  •  Gary Sweet

CrimeBroker (1993)

High court judge Holly McPhee devises blueprints for criminal operations and offers them for sale to the crime world. Her scrupulous operation falls apart when she takes part in a multi-million dollar bank robbery and becomes an accessory to murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Barry
CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Masaya Kato  •  Peter Boswell  •  John Bach

High court judge Holly McPhee devises blueprints for criminal operations and offers them for sale to the crime world. Her scrupulous operation falls apart when she takes part in a multi-million dollar bank robbery and becomes an accessory to murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Barry
CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Masaya Kato  •  Peter Boswell  •  John Bach

A Month of Sundays (2016)

Frank Mollard, divorced but still attached, can't move on and also can't sell a house in a property boom, much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary there – apart from the fact that she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Saville
CAST:  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Julia Blake  •  Justine Clarke  •  Mikaela Davies

Frank Mollard, divorced but still attached, can't move on and also can't sell a house in a property boom, much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary there – apart from the fact that she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Saville
CAST:  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Julia Blake  •  Justine Clarke  •  Mikaela Davies

Police Rescue: The Movie (1994)

A narcotics detective, suspected of corruption, gets a transfer to the Police Rescue Squad. An unstable man holds a daycare center hostage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Carson
CAST:  Gary Sweet  •  Zoe Carides  •  Steve Bastoni  •  Jeremy Sims

A narcotics detective, suspected of corruption, gets a transfer to the Police Rescue Squad. An unstable man holds a daycare center hostage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Carson
CAST:  Gary Sweet  •  Zoe Carides  •  Steve Bastoni  •  Jeremy Sims

Subdivision (2009)

Based on the change a rapidly growing town faces when southern developers take over.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sue Brooks
CAST:  Bruce Spence  •  Steve Bisley  •  Gary Sweet  •  Aaron Fa'aoso

Based on the change a rapidly growing town faces when southern developers take over.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sue Brooks
CAST:  Bruce Spence  •  Steve Bisley  •  Gary Sweet  •  Aaron Fa'aoso

Fever (1988)

A policeman discovers a suitcase full of drug money while on duty, meanwhile his wife is having an affair with another man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Bill Hunter  •  Gary Sweet  •  Mary Regan  •  Jim Holt

A policeman discovers a suitcase full of drug money while on duty, meanwhile his wife is having an affair with another man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Bill Hunter  •  Gary Sweet  •  Mary Regan  •  Jim Holt

The Big House (2001)

Within the concrete confines of a life sentence, one man rediscovers his capacity for love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Ward
CAST:  Tony Martin  •  Gary Sweet  •  Kick Gurry  •  Paul Pantano

Within the concrete confines of a life sentence, one man rediscovers his capacity for love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Ward
CAST:  Tony Martin  •  Gary Sweet  •  Kick Gurry  •  Paul Pantano

Macbeth (2006)

Macbeth, loyal to his crime boss, Duncan, is told by witches that he will one day take over. Driven by their prophecy, he and his wife plot to kill Duncan, and takes the leadership of the gang for himself. Maintaining his power will require more murder and violence ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Wright
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Victoria Hill  •  Steve Bastoni  •  Lachy Hulme

Macbeth, loyal to his crime boss, Duncan, is told by witches that he will one day take over. Driven by their prophecy, he and his wife plot to kill Duncan, and takes the leadership of the gang for himself. Maintaining his power will require more murder and violence ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Wright
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  Victoria Hill  •  Steve Bastoni  •  Lachy Hulme

The Tracker (2002)

Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with the help of an experienced Indigenous man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  David Gulpilil  •  Gary Sweet  •  Damon Gameau  •  Grant Page

Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with the help of an experienced Indigenous man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  David Gulpilil  •  Gary Sweet  •  Damon Gameau  •  Grant Page

Charlie's Country (2013)

Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  Peter Djigirr  •  Luke Ford  •  Jennifer Budukpuduk Gaykamangu  •  David Gulpilil

Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  Peter Djigirr  •  Luke Ford  •  Jennifer Budukpuduk Gaykamangu  •  David Gulpilil

Nerve (2013)

Jakob Evans suffers an emotional breakdown after the death of his wife in a car accident. His loss and pain runs deep as he claims to have found her in bed with another man just before she died. Unable to accept her death and her infidelity, Jakob decides his only ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastien Guy
CAST:  Christian Clark  •  Georgina Haig  •  Craig Hall  •  Gary Sweet

Jakob Evans suffers an emotional breakdown after the death of his wife in a car accident. His loss and pain runs deep as he claims to have found her in bed with another man just before she died. Unable to accept her death and her infidelity, Jakob decides his only ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastien Guy
CAST:  Christian Clark  •  Georgina Haig  •  Craig Hall  •  Gary Sweet
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