The FJ Holden

Australia, 1977

Film
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Kevin is an apprentice motor mechanic in the western suburbs of Sydney, who, with his mate Bob, spends all his spare time drinking and cruising around the streets in his canary yellow FJ Holden, looking for girls. Derived from a series of comic poems by Terry Larsen, Thornhill’s adaptation replaced the humour with an austere and grim description of a conformist society.

Credits

producer/director

Michael Thornhill

production company

F J Films Ltd

Edgecliff Films

Language

English

Duration

01:45:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36519

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 → Teenagers

Music & Performing Arts → Popular culture

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

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