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Heatwave (1983)





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Heatwave is the mildly interesting story of a woman's attempt to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity. Kate (Judy Davis), through her own efforts, manages to find some evidence to support her claims and also have a romance. Davis gives an energetic performance as the crusading woman, but the script lacks a convincing plot or characters. While it has some good moments, Heatwave is primarily notable because it was one of the earlier efforts of Australian director Phillip Noyce, who went on to make the very exciting Dead Calm. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

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Judy Davis
as Kate Dean
Richard Moir
as Stephen West
Chris Haywood
as Peter Houseman
Bill Hunter
as Robert Duncan
John Gregg
as Phillip Lawson
John Meillon
as Freddy Dwyer
Dennis Miller
as Mick Davies
Peter Hehir
as Cigar-smoking bodyguard
Carole Skinner
as Mary Ford
Gillian Jones
as Barbie Lee Taylor
Frank Gallacher
as Dick Molnar
Tui Bow
as Annie
Don Crosby
as Jim Taylor
Paul Chubb
as Detective 2
Lynette Curran
as Evonne Houseman
Graham Rouse
as Detective 1
Gary Waddell
as Florist messenger
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In this remastered (with 5.1 DD sound) version of Phillip Noyce's second feature, with a lot of the background dialogue cleared out to ensure greater clarity for the story, we are reminded what a terrific and natural filmmaker he was from the beginning.

July 8, 2007

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