Death in Brunswick


1h 46m 1990

Brief Synopsis

Carl Fitzgerald, one of life's major casualties, is in his thirties, and leading a life that's heading nowhere. He lives in a ramshackle house, is unemployed, has been dumped by his wife, and has a domineering mother who insists on continually telling her son what a loser he is. After getting a job

Film Details

Also Known As
Nothing to Lose
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Opticals & Graphics; Overseas Filmgroup; Screen Australia
Distribution Company
Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd; Greater Union Organization; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Carl Fitzgerald, one of life's major casualties, is in his thirties, and leading a life that's heading nowhere. He lives in a ramshackle house, is unemployed, has been dumped by his wife, and has a domineering mother who insists on continually telling her son what a loser he is. After getting a job as a chef in a sleazy, cockroach-infested rock 'n' roll club, Carl is convinced that his life has taken a turn for the better. He falls in love with Sophie, a luscious, 19-year-old Greek barmaid, unaware that she is betrothed to the club's owner. Things get progressively worse when he gets on the wrong side of Laurie, the club's thuggish chief bouncer, then scuffles with his Turkish kitchen hand, with fatal consequences. And finally, he is marked by the club's heavies when he is mistakenly caught up in the firebombing of the joint.

Crew

Russell Allan

Stunts

Jon Anderson

Viola Player

Gregory Apps

Casting

Archy Atron

Songs ("Who'S Gonna Love You" "Never" "Heart Of Darkness")

Danny Baldwin

Stunts

John Barett

Clarinet Player

Mark Bremner

Songs ("Living Fire" "Run By Night" "Danger" "Take Me")

Tony Bucci

Songs ("Living Fire" "Run By Night" "Danger" "Take Me")

Georgina Campbell

Set Dresser

Lloyd Carrick

Sound Recordist

Lloyd Carrick

Sound

Nick Cetrolo

Songs ("Living Fire" "Run By Night" "Danger" "Take Me")

Joe Chindomo

Accordion Player

Arthur Christo

Songs ("Who'S Gonna Love You" "Never" "Heart Of Darkness")

Tony Dilaveris

Songs ("Living Fire" "Run By Night" "Danger" "Take Me")

Clive Duncan

2nd Unit Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Clive Duncan

Graphics

Euripides Euripidou

Acoustic Guitarist; Bassist

Neil Finn

Song Performer ("I Got You")

Vicki Friedman

Costume Designer

Dean Gawen

Supervising Sound Editor

Deborah Goldsmith

Scenic Artist

Christine Hart

Casting (Extras)

Victoria Hobday

Art Department Coordinator

Lynda House

Associate Producer

Paul Huntingford

Associate Sound Editor

Kent Inkster

Graphics

Ian Jones

Steadicam Operator

Maureen Jones

Stunts

Phil Judd

Acoustic Guitarist; Bouzouki Player; Keyboards Player; Music

Chris Kennedy

Production Designer

Jeff Little

Other

Nikki Long

Location Manager

Gustav Mahler

Music Extract ("Symphony Number 5")

Hugh Marchant

Graphics

John Martin

Assistant Director

Bryce Menzies

Executive Producer

Andrew Merrifield

Assistant Director

Iain Murton

Stand-In

Sam Neill

Stand-In

Rebecca O'brien

Music Coordinator

Chris Odgers

Location Manager

Boyd Oxlade

Source Material (From Novel)

Boyd Oxlade

Screenwriter

Joe Pampanella

Stunts

David Parker

2nd Unit Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Cheyne Phillips

Wardrobe Supervisor

Paul Pirola

Foley

John Roptis

Songs ("Who'S Gonna Love You" "Never" "Heart Of Darkness")

Amanda Rowbottom

Makeup Supervisor

Colin Roydez

Songs ("Living Fire" "Run By Night" "Danger" "Take Me")

John Ruane

Screenwriter

Glenn Ruehland

Stunt Coordinator

Ellery Ryan

Director Of Photography

Roger Savage

Sound Rerecordist

George Spirou

Bouzouki Player

Miriam Stein

Production Assistant

Peter Stubbs

Special Effects Supervisor

Neil Thumpston

Editor

Kevin Turner

Other

Peter Volaris

Songs ("Sophia" "Sinantis" "Leventikos Horos")

Noriko Watanabe

Makeup

Tim White

Producer

John Wild

Assistant Director

Eugene Wilson

Sound Transfers

David Wong

Title Design

Film Details

Also Known As
Nothing to Lose
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Opticals & Graphics; Overseas Filmgroup; Screen Australia
Distribution Company
Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd; Greater Union Organization; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1991 Australian Film Institute award for Best Picture.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1990

Released in United States on Video July 11, 1995

Released in United States November 1990

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States April 1991

Released in United States July 1991

Released in United States August 1991

Shown at London Film Festival November 8-25, 1990.

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica February 28 - March 8, 1991.

Shown at Auckland Film Festival July 12-27, 1991.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (New Directors) August 10-25, 1991.

Feature directorial debut for composer John Ruane.

Completed shooting March 2, 1990.

Began shooting January 15, 1990.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1990

Released in United States November 1990 (Shown at London Film Festival November 8-25, 1990.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica February 28 - March 8, 1991.)

Released in United States April 1991 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Australia/Canada/New Zealand) April 11-25, 1991.)

Released in United States on Video July 11, 1995

Released in United States April 1991 (Shown at American Film Institute (AFI) Los Angeles International Film Festival April 11-25, 1991.)

Released in United States July 1991 (Shown at Auckland Film Festival July 12-27, 1991.)

Released in United States August 1991 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (New Directors) August 10-25, 1991.)