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Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

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Movie: Sunday Too Far Away

  • Director: Ken Hannam
  • Stars: Bruce Wright, Gregory Apps, Hedley Cullen, Jack Thompson, Jerry Thomas, John Ewart, John Hargreaves, Ken Shorter, Lisa Peers, Max Cullen, Peter Cummins, Philip Ross, Reg Lye, Robert Bruning, Sean Scully, Wayne Anthony
  • Release Date: June 16, 1975
  • Run Time: 94 mins
  • Genre: Drama

is a story about the struggles of itinerant sheep shearers in the Outback in the 1950s. Jack Thompson won an Australian Best Actor prize for his role as Foley, a hard-drinking, hard-working shearer who is the best at his profession. When local landowners try to drive away the sheep herders, Foley leads a strike to establish their right to exist and live off the land. The dispute turns violent as the landowners retaliate, and Foley struggles to maintain his supremacy. Many scenes were shot in the same shearing barn used in the 1960 British-Australian hit The Sundowners, which was about an Irish sheepherder who emigrates to Australia. The title comes from a traditional song of complaint sung by sheep shearers’ wives.

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