Stir

Australia, 1980

Film
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A tense, realistic Australian drama which examines the barbarity and cruelty that exists within an Australian jail for male prisoners. Bryan Brown stars as a young but experienced convict determined to protest against the mindless, and often dehumanising, rules and limitations placed on prisoners. The script-writer, Bob Jewson, was a prisoner at Bathurst Goal in 1974 and he has based his script for “Stir” on the events and personalities which led to the infamous rioting at that institution. “Stir” culminates in a similar explosive finish. Cast also includes Max Phipps, Dennis Miller, Gary Waddell, Phil Motherwell, Edward Robshaw, Michael Gow and Robert ‘Tex’ Morton. Written by Bob Jewson. Photography by Geoff Burton.

Credits

director

Stephen Wallace

producer

Richard Brennan

production company

New South Wales Film Corporation

Smiley Films

Language

English

Duration

01:40:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37281

Audience classification

R (18+)

Subject categories

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Prison films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Preservation Print (Section 5)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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