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FULL SYNOPSIS

Paul Goldman's feature film debut Australian Rules is a sports drama that combines a coming-of-age story with an examination of race relations between Australians and Aboriginals, and a sensitive interracial love story. Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) is a 16-year-old who plays on the local Australian rules football team. His best friend is aboriginal Dumby Red (Luke Carroll), the star of the team. After Dumby wins the big game, the racist coach denies him the credit he deserves. This leads to a series of dramatic confrontations capped off by Gary confronting his racist father. Australian Rules was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast

Nathan Phillips
as Gary "Blacky" Black
Lisa Flanagan
as Clarence
Tom Budge
as Pickles
Simon Westaway
as Bob Black
Celia Ireland
as Liz Black
Tony Briggs
as Pretty
Martin Vaughan
as Darcy

Crew

Paul Goldman
Director
Paul Goldman
Screenwriter
Phillip Gwynne
Book Author
Phillip Gwynne
Screenwriter
Mandy Walker
Cinematographer
Mick Harvey
Composer (Music Score)
Steven Jones-Evans
Production Designer
Bridget Ikin
Executive Producer
Antonio Zeccola
Executive Producer
Ruth de la Lande
Costume Designer
Ross Boyer
Sound/Sound Designer
Phillip Madison Jones
First Assistant Director
Anousha Zarkesh
Casting
Barbara Gibbs
Line Producer
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