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The Killing of Angel Street (1981)

Jessica Simmonds returns from overseas to find her retired professor father in a bitter public fight to save the historic Sydney waterfront houses on Angel Street. After her father's ... See full summary »

Director:

Donald Crombie

Writers:

Michael Craig (screenplay), Michael Craig (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Alexander ... Jessica (as Liz Alexander)
John Hargreaves ... Elliott
Reg Lye ... Riley
David Downer David Downer ... Alan
Caz Lederman Caz Lederman ... Nancy
Alexander Archdale Alexander Archdale ... B.C. Simmonds
Allen Bickford Allen Bickford ... Collins
Gordon McDougall Gordon McDougall ... Sir Arthur Wadham
Ric Herbert Ric Herbert ... Ben
Pnina Bloch Pnina Bloch ... Zoe
John Stone John Stone ... Mr. Benson
Arkie Whiteley ... Tina Benson
Norman Kaye ... Mander
Peter De Salis Peter De Salis ... Melville
David Waters David Waters ... Ric James
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Storyline

Jessica Simmonds returns from overseas to find her retired professor father in a bitter public fight to save the historic Sydney waterfront houses on Angel Street. After her father's mysterious death, she joins forces with local residents and a union leader against corrupt forces. Based on the real life mysterious disappearance of Juanita Nielsen. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Jessica started out fighting for the street. She ended up fighting for her life. [Australia Theatrical]

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1981 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az Angyal utcai gyilkosság See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Forest Home Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Each and every draft of this movie's film script was vetted by lawyers due to the intense controversy that surrounded the disappearance of Juanita Nielsen. See more »

Goofs

After Jessica returns from the police station after being falsely arrested, there is a scene between her and Elliot where she is explaining to him what happened to her. The scene takes place on the shore of Sydney Harbour and there is a ship being painted in the background. The scene is only two or three minutes long but the significant progress made by the painters on the ship is clearly visible and betrays the actual length it took to film the scene. See more »

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Featured in Sweating It Out: The Making of Heatwave (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

We Shall Not Be Moved
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Traditional
Sung by the protestors at the first confrontation with the police and later in the pub
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Aussie Thriller based on true story
30 March 2001 | by john191158See all my reviews

Great aussie thriller though hard to find now on video to hire or buy and not been screened on aussie tv for some time now. Based on a true story surrounding the dissapearance of juanita nielson,this movie shot in and around sydney received mixed reviews despite the talented cast led perfectly by the gorgeous elizabeth alexander.This movie is worth watching over and over again just to look at elizabeth.A truely talented Australian actress whose talents seemed to be wasted and never reached the success her acting talents deserved. For those who like aussie movies this is a must and proves aussie filmmakers were turning out high quality dramas/thrillers long before the likes of "muriel's wedding" and "prescilla queen of the dessert"(2 fine aussie comedies)were even thought of. Ending of this movie was a little dissapointing but is thought provoking as it leaves the viewer with many unawnsered questions on the real dissapearance of juanita nielson. I rate this an 8 out of 10.


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