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Emerald City (1989)





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Australian author David Williamson adapted Emerald City from his own stage play. The title may conjure up images of the Wonderful Land of Oz, but the plot is set in the Munchkin-free Australian film industry. John Hargreaves stars as a prosperous screenwriter who is perfectly willing to accept the obscene gobs of money thrown at him. One day, however, he decides that he's a sellout, and attempts to turn out something of meaning and value--and uniquely Australian. But he runs up against an industry with both eyes on the valuable American market. There are laughs in Emerald City, but they have a hollow ring; this hit too close to home with many Australian filmmakers to be considered a comedy.


John Hargreaves
as Colin Rogers
Nicole Kidman
as Helen Davey
Chris Heywood
as Mike McCord
Robyn Nevin
as Kate Rogers
Ruth Cracknell
as Elaine Ross
Rebel Penfold-Russell
as Kate's Friend
Haydon Samuels
as Sam Rogers
Ella Scott Lynch
as Penny Rogers
Chris Haywood
as Mike McCord
Michelle Torres
as Kath McCall
Bruce Venables
as Limousine driver
Dennis Miller
as Malcolm Bennett
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This was the year of living successfully for Nicole, who starred in Dead Calm immediately after Emerald City, and launched her international career.

September 19, 2007

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