27A - Winner of Best Film & Best Actor at the Australian Film Institute Awards
Robert McDarra plays Bill an alcoholic locked in a mental asylum till he can convince them to let him out. He won best actor at the Australian Film Institute Awards for his memorable portrayal of a man trapped inside the system.
Bill Hunter (left) plays the role of sadistic nurse Cornish. Here receiving information from a snitch played by Ric Ireland. This was Bill's first role in a feature film after his return from England.
It's only a lawyer of good will who manages to get Bill out.
Bill confronted by the press on his release.
Richard Moir in his first feature film role. Richard went on to a string of successes in films such as In Search Of Anna and Heatwave with Judy Davis.
Bob McDarra as Bill in an isolation ward. Protesting innocence is just another symptom of the problem.
Director of Photography Michael Edols plans a helicopter shot. Director Esben Storm looks on from the left.
Richard Moir gets stuck into nurse Slattery played by James Kemp.
The crew preparing a shot in what became the Power House Museum in Sydney. From left Peter Gailey 1st Assistant Director, Brian Bansgrove legendary Gaffer on his first feature, Lynn Gailey, continuity, Peter Minnett Art Director, John Wiggins Camera Assistant and Peter Cherny, boom swinger.
Robert McDarra and Karl Florsheim in 27A.