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Strikebound (1984)

The dramatised story of a coal-miners' strike in 1930s Australia, in the small south Gippsland town of Korumburra. The story is told through the struggles of Agnes and Wattie Doig, two Scottish immigrants, who were real people.

Director:

Richard Lowenstein

Writers:

Agnes Doig (adaptation), Wattie Doig (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Haywood ... Wattie Doig
Carol Burns Carol Burns ... Agnes Doig
Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Idris Williams
Rob Steele Rob Steele ... Charlie Nelson
Nik Forster ... Harry Bell
David Kendall David Kendall ... Birch
Anthony Hawkins Anthony Hawkins ... Police Sergeant
Marion Edward ... Meg
Lazar Rodic Lazar Rodic ... Yugoslav Scab
Reg Evans ... Ernie
Roderick Williams Roderick Williams ... Tom (as Rod Williams)
Ian Shrives Ian Shrives ... Militant Miner
Tiriel Mora ... Militant Miner
May Howlett May Howlett ... Salvation Army Captain
Declan Affley Declan Affley ... Welsh Singer
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The dramatised story of a coal-miners' strike in 1930s Australia, in the small south Gippsland town of Korumburra. The story is told through the struggles of Agnes and Wattie Doig, two Scottish immigrants, who were real people.

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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1984 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Strike Bound See more »

Filming Locations:

Korumburra, Victoria, Australia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ghost Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The name of the small Australian country town in south Gippsland in the state of Victoria, Australia where the miners strike took place was "Korumburra". See more »

Soundtracks

I Hear the Voices
Performed by INXS
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The Left side of Australian politics.
7 January 2002 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

The first real coal-miners strike in 1930's Australia told through the struggles of Agnes and Wattie Doig, two lovable rogue characters. Lowenstein's approach is simple and effective with a documentary feel about it. A leftist film worth marching for.


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