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The Postcard Bandit (2003)

The story of notorious Australian bank robber Brendan Abbott, who according to the myth, sent postcards to authorities hot on his trail while on the run across the country.

Director:

Tony Tilse

Writers:

Peter Gawler (screenplay), Derek Pedley (inspired by the book by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Long ... Brenden James Abbott
Brett Stiller ... Glenn Abbott
Matthew Le Nevez ... Aaron Reynolds (as Matt Le Nevez)
Geneviève Lemon Geneviève Lemon ... Nola
Simon Burke ... Thomas
Helen Dallimore ... Gina
Tasma Walton ... Frankie
Anthony Phelan ... Beaman
Michael Denkha ... Pippos
David James David James ... Drown
Richard Piper ... Campbell
Simon Maiden ... Pritchard
Mel Rogan ... Diane Abbott
Annie Byron Annie Byron ... Thelma Abbott
Yutaka Izumihara ... Masao Ayuda
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The story of notorious Australian bank robber Brendan Abbott, who according to the myth, sent postcards to authorities hot on his trail while on the run across the country.

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Australia's Most Notorious Bank Robber! [Australia DVD] See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Goofs

The police car that pulls over Brendan's brother is a VT Commodore which wasn't made until four years after the scene supposedly took place. See more »

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Has some great moments in it.
29 August 2009 | by heffmacher_2000See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good. I wasn't expecting a block buster so having low expectations probably made it better than what the comments have been.

Its worth watching and i would recommend it to anyone who likes an Aussie flick. I disagree that Peter Phelps would have been a better person to play Brenden Abbott. If you read up on the Postcard Bandit you would agree that Tom Long did a superb job.

It obviously didn't have a massive Hollywood budget but you shouldn't be disappointed if view it. It was on TV here in Australia very late and i thought I'd just watch the start but i ended up watching the entire movie through to 2am.

I read an article in the paper after this came out and the police officer who tracked down Abbott said it was a very accurate comparison to what it was like chasing down the Postcard Bandit. He said there had only been a few minor changes in the movie.

Judge for yourself.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bons baisers d'Australie See more »

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1.78 : 1
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