Search results for "Colin Friels"

Black and White (2002)

Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Kerry Fox  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Charles Dance

Dark City (1998) RT 74% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jul 1998

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

Tom White (2004) RT Audience 67%

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 ...  (more)

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

Class Action (1991)

A Liberal activist lawyer alienated his daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Colin Friels  •  Laurence Fishburne

Malcolm (1986)

Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius, who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Lindy Davies  •  Chris Haywood  •  John Hargreaves

The Man Who Sued God (2001) RT 71% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Mar 2007

A lawyer becomes a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was “an ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Judy Davis  •  Colin Friels  •  Bille Brown

Dingo (1991) RT Audience 77%

DVD release: Apr 2002

Young John Anderson is captivated by jazz musician, Billy Cross when he performs on the remote airstrip of his Western Australian outback hometown after his plane is diverted. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Miles Davis  •  Helen Buday  •  Joe Petruzzi

My Husband My Killer (2001)

Based on the true story of an Australian woman that was murdered in bed next to her husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Andrikidis
CAST:  Martin Sacks  •  Colin Friels  •  Linda Cropper  •  Craig McLachlan

The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004)

Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young, acting in the spotlight, making the transition from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Justine Waddell  •  Michael Weatherly  •  Matthew Settle  •  Colin Friels

Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (1988)

A convent teacher spreads a little happiness and makes enough money to support her crippled brother's habit by selling her favours regularly on a cross-country night sleeper. ...  (more)

CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Colin Friels

Mr. Reliable (1996)

All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Jacqueline McKenzie  •  Ken Radley  •  Graham Rouse

Back of Beyond (1995) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Apr 1997

A garage mechanic out in the middle of the outback gets involved with the girl friend of a jewel smuggler who is on the run.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Robertson
CAST:  Paul Mercurio  •  Colin Friels  •  Dee Smart  •  Aaron Wilton

The Coolangatta Gold (1984)

Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Igor Auzins
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Joss McWilliam  •  Nick Tate

Mabo (2012)

Mabo tells the story of one of Australia's national heroes - Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at age 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Rachel Perkins
CAST:  Jimi Bani  •  Colin Friels  •  Deborah Mailman

A Heartbeat Away (2011) RT Audience 35%

A young aspiring rock guitarist is forced to become the musical director of the local marching band when his father is hit by a bus just four weeks before a major competition.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Gale Edwards
CAST:  Sebastian Gregory  •  Isabel Lucas  •  William Zappa  •  Roy Billing

Matching Jack (2010) RT 69% / Audience 55%

A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Jacinda Barrett  •  Tom Russell  •  James Nesbitt  •  Richard Roxburgh

Solo (2006) RT 6% / Audience 25%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Jack Barrett is the type of guy no one calls Jack. He works for a group of businessmen known as "The Gentlemen" who operate within the fertile realm of the Sydney Underworld. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Morgan O'Neill
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Cameron Ambridge  •  Tony Barry  •  John Boxer

The Illustrated Family Doctor (2005) RT Audience 47%

Gary Kelp (Samuel Johnson) is losing the plot. As he edits a medical journal called The Illustrated Family Doctor, his life and his body seem to be falling apart. A black ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Kriv Stenders
CAST:  Samuel Johnson  •  Colin Friels  •  Jessica Napier  •  Sacha Horler

Weekend With Kate (1990) RT Audience 43%

This breezy sex comedy follows ex-journalist turned rock promoter Richard Muir (Colin Friel), who is pulled in two different directions by the women in his life -- his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Arch Nicholson
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Catherine McClements  •  Jerome Ehlers  •  Helen Mutkins