On the Beach


1h 30m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In 2006, a nuclear war devastastes humanity, leaving only small pockets of civilization, mostly in Australia; but radioactive fallout is drifting into the Southern Hemisphere. The story centers on a love triangle among American submarine commander Dwight Towers; Moira Davidson, an Australian woman;

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
Animal Logic; Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Endemol Australia; Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.; Hw Wood Australia; Moneypenny Services; Screen Australia; Showtime Networks; Spectrum Films; Sweet Seduction; Trackdown Studios
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

In 2006, a nuclear war devastastes humanity, leaving only small pockets of civilization, mostly in Australia; but radioactive fallout is drifting into the Southern Hemisphere. The story centers on a love triangle among American submarine commander Dwight Towers; Moira Davidson, an Australian woman; and her former beau, cynical scientist Julian Osborne. Towers' submarine and crew survived the war and steered the vessel into Melbourne. Towers, Osborne and Australian liaison officer Peter Holmes are assigned to a submarine mission to Alaska to determine if a radio signal from Anchorage holds any hope of survivors in the Northern Hemisphere. When the mission returns with fatal news--radioactive levels are still deadly--the realization of impending doom begins to unravel the social fabric; anarchy and chaos erupt. Some choose to live their final weeks recklessly, others piously. Holmes and his wife seek solace in their love for each other as Towers and Moira try to make sense of their newfound love.

Cast

Armand Assante

Captain Dwight Towers

Rachel Ward

Moira Davidson

Bryan Brown

Julian Osborne

Jacqueline Mckenzie

Mary Holmes

Grant Bowler

Lieutenant Peter Holmes

Tieghan Webber

Jenny Holmes

Allison Webber

Jenny Holmes

Steve Bastoni

Neil Hirsch

David Paterson

Chief Wawrzeniak

Kevin Indio Copeland

Sonarman Robert Swain

Todd Macdonald

Radioman Giles

Joe Petruzzi

Lieutenant Andrew Garcia

Craig Beamer

Crewman Reid

Jonathon Oldham

Crewman Parsons

Trent Huen

Crewman Hunyh

Donni Frizell

Crewman Rossi

Jonathan Stuart

Crewman Burns

Sam Loy

Seaman Sulman

Charlie Clausen

Seaman Byers

Robert Rabiah

Cook Gratino

Marc Carra

Cook Walmsey

Rod Mullinar

Admiral Cunningham

Bill Hunter

Prime Minister Seaton

Felicity Boyd

Lieutenant Ashton

Charles Tingwell

Mark Mitchell

Reg

John Higginson

Martin

Antonia Murphy

Dinner Woman

Adam Mckee

Dinner Man

Michael Fry

School Teacher

Jennifer Castles

Post Mistress

Peter Mendoza

Boat Builder

Alyce Platt

Sharon Towers

Madeline Cenedese

Angela Towers

Darren Casha

Cal Towers

David Argue

Jimmy Nofly

Tom Considine

Hospital Doctor

Catherine Sutherland

Nurse

Mark Pennell

Pharmacist

Warwick Begg

Overcilff Father

Sandra Murphy

Overcliff Mother

Carlie Murphy

Overcliff Daughter

John Murphy

Overcliff Son

Robert Lowe

Rachel Valentyne

Cafe Girl

Christian Bell

Cafe Guy

Marty Copping

Cafe Guy

Andrew Ferguson

Youth

Joshua Geraghty

Youth

Julie Day

Screaming Woman

Naomi Ramos

Girl In Lane Way

Jorge Onasis

Guy In Lane Way

Nina Godinho

Girl With Dog

Shizhang Li

Chinese Busker

Kate Kendall

Jenny Albani

Michael Carman

American Anchorman

Heather Mitchell

British Anchorwoman

David Tredinnick

American Analyst

Frederique Fouche

French Interviewer

Nicholas Hammond

American President

Bruce Hughes

Press Secretary

Robbie Macfarlane

Australian Officer

Davini Wallis

Australian Newscaster

Chris Cummins

Australian Interviewer

Trent Baker

Journalist

Stephanie Chen

Journalist

Chris Peters

Safety Officer

Paul Goodchild

Performer

Phillip Hartl

Performer

David Pereira

Performer

Josephine Allan

Performer

Kevin Copeland

Crew

Russell Allan

Stunts

Brett Anderson

Stunts

Lance Shane Anderson

Stunts

Peter Anderson

Other

Szumai Anderson

Stunts

Charlie Armstrong

Visual Effects

Nick Arnold

Special Effects Assistant

Trish Ashenden

Accountant

Marco Assante

Assistant

John Baird

Animal Wrangler

John Baird

Stunts

Laszlo Baranyai

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Gorber Barber

Special Effects Assistant

Aaron Barclay

Visual Effects

Ellena Baroni

Other

Tony Bartuccio

Choreographer

Scott Bird

Art Director

Laura Bishop

Music

Nancy Black

Dialect Coach

Teresa Blake

Stunts

Francesca Boach

Other

Marcus Bolton

Visual Effects

Anna Borghesi

Costume Designer

Michael Boyde

Production

Ian Brown

3-D Animator

Kerrie Brown

Set Decorator

Rob Brown

Assistant Director

Amanda Buchanan

Stunts

Brent Burge

Supervising Effects Editor

Maurice Burns

Location Manager

Bryan Byrd

Publicity

Andrew Campbell

Driver

Robin Cave

Visual Effects

Nicholas Cervano

Production

Phil Chambers

Art Director

Phil Chambers

On-Set Dresser

Adrian Chow

Stunts

Monica Cogan

Dresser

Rob Collin

Special Effects Assistant

Goefe Collinson

Other

Greg Coote

Executive Producer

Scott Copeland

Electrician

Anne Louise Cornerford

Other

Beth Courtney

Assistant

David Cross

Key Grip

Christo Curtis

Music

Leah Curtis

Composer Assistant

Barbara Datson

Other

Shane Dettman

Driver

Harriet Devlin

Assistant Director

Chris Dewhurst

Generator Operator

Nic Dorning

Prosthetic Makeup

Gerry Duffy

Audio Post-Production

John Eacott

Helicopter Pilot

John Edwards

Producer

Liz Edwards

Assistant Director

Zev Eleftheriou

Stunt Coordinator

Jeanett Fisher

Caterer

Lindsay Fleay

3-D Animator

Roger Ford

Production Designer

Kelly Foreman

Wardrobe

John Fox

Other

Stuart Fraser

Stunts

Grant Freckelton

Assistant

Warwick Fry

Unit Manager

Larry M Garrison

Publicity

Christopher Gordon

Original Music

Peter Graham

Adr

Melanie Hall

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Melanie Hall

Casting

Mark Hanneysee

Grip

Liz Harper

Hair Stylist

Coralie Hartl

Music Contractor

Phillip Hartl

Other

James Harvey

Dialogue Editor

Jeffrey Hayes

Executive Producer

Adam Howden

Other

Carol Hughes

Line Producer

Dwaine Hyde

Color

Jackie Ioachim

Publicity

Ben Jacob

Foley

Graham Jahne

Stunts

Sarah Jameson

Costumes

Matthew Jones

Composer Assistant

James Kalisch

Video

Grish Keating

Other

Chris Kemp

Stunts

Paul Kennedy

Office Runner

Bill Kerby

Screenwriter

Kerrie Kervin

Driver

Geoff Kilbeck

Other

Peter King

On-Line Editor

Phillip Knowles

Helicopter Pilot

Elaine Kusmishko

Assistant Set Decorator

Phil Lamont

On-Line Editor

Maryanne Lauric

Visual Effects

Simon Leadley

Music Editor

Simon Leadley

Music

Liane Lee

Post-Production Accountant

Deb Lester

Hair Stylist

Caroline Lewis

Office Runner

Adam Liddell

Props Assistant

Jeff Little

Special Effects Coordinator

Gerry Long

Foley Artist

Marian Long

Dresser

Marian Long

On-Set Dresser

Peter Macdonnell

Grip

Michael Madigan

Assistant Location Manager

Steve Mahoney

Other

Steve Mahoney

Transportation

Brianna Mann

Other

Peter Mapleson

Music

Rory Martin

Sound Effects Editor

Anthony Mays

Stunts

Andrew Mcallister

Special Effects Assistant

Joelyn Mccahon

Assistant Director

Kevin Mcdonald

Unit Manager

Sid Mcdonald

Driver

Martin Mcgrath

Director Of Photography

Marshall Mcguire

Other

John Mckerrow

Sound Recordist

Don Mclennan

Driver

Rob Mcleod

Other

Ian Mcmillan

Steadicam Operator

Ian Mcmillan

Photography

Reg Metcalf

Other

Victoria Mielewska

Dialect Coach

Kirsty Millar

Visual Effects

Katie Milwright

Other

John Moncriefe

Other

Ralph Moser

Art Department

Brendan Mullens

Carpenter

Gavin Myers

Dialogue Editor

Zareh Nalbandian

Visual Effects

Deirdre Naughton

Stunts

Nino Negrin

Assistant

Mats Nilsson

Music

Charles O'brien

Production Assistant

Tim O'brien

Special Effects

Brendan O'grady

Driver

Michael O'sullivan

Office Runner

Chris Page

Production Manager

Peter Palankay

Adr Editor

David Parkinson

Gaffer

Karinda Parkinson

Continuity

John Paxton

From Screenplay ("On The Beach")

Mark Perry

Editor; Supervising Effects Editor

Chris Peters

Script Supervisor

Shane Phillips

Costumes

Eleanor Philpots

Art Department Coordinator

Julie Pierce

Adr

John Powditch

Assistant Director

Peter Powell

Post-Production Coordinator

Peter Powell

Assistant Editor

Nicholas Power

Dresser

Nicholas Power

On-Set Dresser

Terence Prendergast

Props Assistant

Ralph Price

Location Scout

Salley Pritchard

Wardrobe

Oliver Pterovic

Grip

Jess Ratcliffe

Assistant

Greg Rawson

Best Boy

Kim Reed

Production Assistant

Keryn Ribbands

Costume Supervisor

Melanie Rithcie

Visual Effects

Scott Ryan

Assistant Engineer

Aen Saaifeld

Other

Warwick Sadler

Stunts

Stuart Sawyers

Electrician

Rachel Seltzer

Publicity

Sally Shepherd

Set Designer

Neville Shute

Source Material (From Novel)

Sophie Siomos

Production Accountant

Margaret Skeggs

Hair Stylist

Margaret Skeggs

Makeup Artist

Brad Smith

Makeup Supervisor

Brad Smith

Hair

Craig Smith

Grip

Lucy Sparke

Dresser

Lucy Sparke

On-Set Dresser

Zeljka Stanin

Hair Stylist

Dallas Stephens

Makeup Artist

Dallas Stephens

Hair Stylist

Peter Stoff

Steadicam Operator

Susie Struth

Continuity

Peter Stubbs

Special Effects Supervisor

Dean Sullivan

Props

Errol Sullivan

Executive Producer

Robert Sullivan

Sound Mixer

Jenny Sutliffe

Boom Operator

James Talbot

Legal Counsel

Trudy Talbot

Accounting Assistant

Davin Taylor

Stunts

Alexandre Thomas

Visual Effects

Rick Tonna

Stunts

Kevin Turner

Special Effects

Michelle Venutti

Production Coordinator

Samantha Ward

Props Assistant

Simon Whiteley

Visual Effects Designer

Simon Whitley

Visual Effects Designer

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
Animal Logic; Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Endemol Australia; Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.; Hw Wood Australia; Moneypenny Services; Screen Australia; Showtime Networks; Spectrum Films; Sweet Seduction; Trackdown Studios
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 17, 2000

Aired in United States May 28, 2000

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The 1959 theatrical film "On the Beach" starred Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner.