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The dramatized true-story of the Granville train disaster in Jan 1977 and the subsequent inquiry. Told across two time-frames: the impossible conditions of rescuers, victims and survivors and the divisive investigation by the Coroner.
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Complete series cast summary:
Cormac Costello Cormac Costello ...  Michael 'Scotty' McInally 2 episodes, 1998
Stephen Curry ...  Rescuer 2 episodes, 1998
Helen Dallimore Helen Dallimore ...  Annette Gordon 2 episodes, 1998
Gigi Edgley ...  Erica Watson 2 episodes, 1998
Rebecca Gibney ...  Margaret Warby 2 episodes, 1998
Paul Mercurio ...  Bryan Gordon 2 episodes, 1998
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ...  Margaret Shuttler 2 episodes, 1998
Peter O'Brien ...  Boris Osman 2 episodes, 1998
Damian Pike Damian Pike ...  Constable Garry Raymond 2 episodes, 1998
Wayne Pygram ...  Sgt. Joe Beecroft 2 episodes, 1998
Jeremy Sims ...  Gerry Buchtmann 2 episodes, 1998
Georgina Symes ...  Debbie Skow 2 episodes, 1998
Steven Vidler ...  Dick Lamb 2 episodes, 1998
Bill Young ...  Inspector Ray Williams 2 episodes, 1998
Eugene Gilfedder Eugene Gilfedder ...  Mr. Ward 2 episodes, 1998
Chris Haywood ...  Informer 2 episodes, 1998
Andrew McFarlane ...  Public Servant 2 episodes, 1998
Vince Atkinson Vince Atkinson ...  Glen Summerhayes 2 episodes, 1998
John Bach ...  Tom Weir 2 episodes, 1998
Chris Betts Chris Betts ...  Sgt. Merv Masterson 2 episodes, 1998
Aaron Blabey Aaron Blabey ...  Dr. White 2 episodes, 1998
Andrew Booth Andrew Booth ...  Policeman 2 episodes, 1998
Carol Burns Carol Burns ...  Greta 2 episodes, 1998
Tim Campbell ...  McCrossan 2 episodes, 1998
John Clayton John Clayton ...  Murray Farquhar 2 episodes, 1998
Robert Coleby ...  Station Officer 2 episodes, 1998
Elaine Cusick Elaine Cusick ...  Prof. Raphael 2 episodes, 1998
Paul Denny Paul Denny ...  Constable Holman 2 episodes, 1998
Amanda Dettrick Amanda Dettrick ...  Avrille Osman 2 episodes, 1998
Ramsey Everingham Ramsey Everingham ...  Constable Bruce Gane 2 episodes, 1998
Michael Futcher Michael Futcher ...  Olencewicz 2 episodes, 1998
Jack Heywood ...  Salvation Army Officer 2 episodes, 1998
Kevin Hides Kevin Hides ...  Chemist 2 episodes, 1998
Dirk Hunter ...  Sgt. McCormack 2 episodes, 1998
Josh Lawson ...  Mark Shuttler 2 episodes, 1998
Steve Lovewell Steve Lovewell ...  Security Guard 2 episodes, 1998
Peter Marshall Peter Marshall ...  Railway Worker 2 episodes, 1998
Colin McEwan Colin McEwan ...  Railway Barrister 2 episodes, 1998
Sue McGrath Sue McGrath ...  Mrs. Skow 2 episodes, 1998
Scott McLean ...  Ambulance Officer 2 episodes, 1998
Catherine Miller Catherine Miller ...  Policewoman 2 episodes, 1998
Scarlett North-Cavanaugh Scarlett North-Cavanaugh ...  Helen Ward 2 episodes, 1998
John Orcsik John Orcsik ...  Erica's Doctor 2 episodes, 1998
Reema Petrusev Reema Petrusev ...  Widow 2 episodes, 1998
Rebecca Riggs Rebecca Riggs ...  Cherilyn Skow 2 episodes, 1998
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Rainee Skinner Rainee Skinner ...  Mrs. Watson 2 episodes, 1998
Steve Starr Steve Starr ...  Fireman 2 episodes, 1998
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On January 18th, 1977, a crowded commuter train heading for Sydney, derailed hitting a stanchion of the Granville bridge. The bridge collapsed and killed 83 passengers and injuring more than 232. This dramatised-true-story follows the horrendous survival and rescue and recovery of victims and the political and difficult investigation by the Coroner and his team of investigators Written by simonenorth00@gmail.com

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The true story of the Granville train disaster.

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Australia

Language:

English

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1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Zugunglück See more »

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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The train used in the movie is a real 46 class loco. They served for many years after the accident, with the final trains not removed from service till 1996. 5 locomotives are preserved in rail collections. See more »

Goofs

The cars that crash down with the bridge are removed via crane towards the end of the film. Moments later, a character climbs down from the bridge to the railway tracks, and the cars are back where they were behind him. See more »

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I still remember
28 February 2004 | by mikevalSee all my reviews

This is a very powerful documentary uncovering the events leading up to, during and following the Granville train disaster. I remember watching with horror the events on the television at the time, and although many other disasters have happened in Australia, and around the world since then, for many Sydneysiders it will remain one of the worst accidents in living memory. The movie, using the inquest as a focal point, is extremely well made, and very moving. The acting is sensitive and restrained, Rebecca Gibney, in particular, showing amazing depth of emotion. There are no big stars in this movie. It doesn't need them. The movie is essentially about the people whose lives were affected, and they are portrayed with humanity and empathy.


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