Touch the Sun: Top enders

Australia, 1988

TV show

Episode of Series ‘Touch the Sun’.
Alice, a runaway from home, meets on the road Mick, a boy in pursuit of his uncle. Stealing a car they traverse a treacherous stretch of desert road. When the car runs out of petrol they set out on foot only to become lost. With the harsh desert conditions threatening their survival Alice and Mick reflect on their actions and the families they have fled from. Cast includes John Jarratt, Madeleine Blackwell, Bennendine Woods, Donald Dale.

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Credits

writer

Michael Aitkens

Jackie McKimmie

director

Jackie McKimmie

producer

Jill Robb

production company

Australian Children's Television Foundation

Language

English

Duration

01:33:09:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34983

Audience classifications

G

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Northern Territory

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Childrens Films → Children's films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Runaway teenagers

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Runaway teenagers

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers - Family relationships

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Runaway teenagers

Places → Northern Territory

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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