Australian TV TV

Call Me Mr Brown (Kino 1986, Chris Haywood, Vincent Ball)

Call Me Mr Brown

Thriller Call Me Mr Brown took us back to 1971 when crook Peter Macari pulls off a daring raid on the Qantas airline and then embarks on a spree of wild living but the police are determined to track him down however long it takes.

Based on a true story that actually took place in Sydney in 1971. Large portions of the interior shooting were based in Adelaide, South Australia at Lips Studio in the dockside area of Port Adelaide, and wherever possible exteriors were mocked up to look like Sydney.

Call Me Mr Brown is something of an obscurity made at a time when the Australian government were offering tax breaks for private investors in movies. Quite a few production companies took advantage of this. Made as a telemovie and pre-sold to Channel 10 it was never actually screened by the network and briefly surfaced on VHS released by Home Cinema Group.

production details
Australia / Kino Film Co-AFC / 1x95m-e / 1986

Writers: Scott Hicks, Terry Jennings / Camera: Geoffrey Simpson / Design: Lisa Elvy / Costume: Christopher Webster / Music: Cameron Allan / Producer: Terry Jennings / Director: Scott Hicks

cast
CHRIS HAYWOOD as Peter Macari
VINCENT BALL as Captain Richie
JOH FRAWLEY as Captain Howson
RUSSELL KIEFEL as Ray Ponting
BILL HUNTER
JOHN POLSON as Brian Day
EDWARD HODGEMAN
PATRICK FROST
BRENTON WHITTLE
JOHN NOBLE
MAX CULLEN
LEO TAYLOR
KEN GOODLET