The Club

Australia, 1980

Film

Laurie Holden (Jack Thompson) is coach of a Victorian Football League (VFL) team that hasn’t won a premiership for 19 years. Club president Ted Parker (Graham Kennedy) brings in a star recruit at great expense, but youngster Geoff Hayward (John Howard) is a major disappointment. As the club loses a string of games, the coach, president, committee members and players start to tear each other apart. Synopsis source: Australian Screen.

Credits

writer

David Williamson

producer

Matt Carroll

production company

New South Wales Film Corporation

South Australian Film Corporation

Duration

01:34:58:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36635

Language

English

Audience classifications

MA

Mediatheque - not for children (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Australian football

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports - Australia - History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Teamwork (Sports)

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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