Australian TV TV

Slap, The (ABC 2011, Melissa George, Sophie Okonedo)

The Slap

Drama series The Slap lays bare modern day Australian life with its story of an event that has shattering repercussions for all those involved in it.

The event takes place at an ordinary summer barbecue in the Australian suburbs when a man slaps a boy who is not his own son. Opening up a real can of worms the boys parents decide to call in the police and press charges for assault forcing everyone involved to take sides.

A US adaptation was mounted by NBC in 2015. Melissa George reprised her role of Rosie.

production details
Australia / ABC1 – Matchbox Pictures / 8×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 2011

Producers: Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon / Directors: Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville, Tony Ayres, Robert Connolly

cast
ALEX DIMITRIADES as Harry
SOPHIE LOWE as Connie
MELISSA GEORGE as Rosie
ANTHONY HAYES as Gary
SOPHIE OKONEDO as Aisha
ESSIE DAVIS
LEX MARINOS as Manolis
JONATHAN LAPAGLIA as Hector
BLAKE DAVIS as Richie
OLIVER ACKLAND as Rhys
DIANNA GLENN as Sandi
TOULA TIANNI as Koula
EUGENIA FRAGOS as Elisavet