Running on empty

Australia, 1983

Film
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A young man, Mike, has an obsession with cars and someone else’s girlfriend. The film concentrates on his struggle to win her, and survive the challenge of her mean boyfriend to a series of illegal street races. Cast includes Deborah Conway, Max Cullen and Richard Moir.

Credits

director

John Clark

co-producer

Mark Egerton

Pom Oliver

production company

Film Corporation of Western Australia

Language

English

Duration

01:28:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35830

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Popular culture

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Teenagers

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Love

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenagers

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Automobile racing

Music & Performing Arts → Popular culture

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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