Paperback Hero


1h 36m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In a remote outback community, tomboyish Ruby Vale runs the town's only eatery, the Boomerang Cafe. She is engaged to marry a stuffy man named Hamish, but prefers to spend much of her time with her best friend, Jack, a macho train conductor who is writing a romance novel on the sly. However it is no

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Location
Sydney, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

In a remote outback community, tomboyish Ruby Vale runs the town's only eatery, the Boomerang Cafe. She is engaged to marry a stuffy man named Hamish, but prefers to spend much of her time with her best friend, Jack, a macho train conductor who is writing a romance novel on the sly. However it is not until the book becomes a bestseller that Ruby realizes that Jack has published the book under a pen name -- Ruby Vale. When publisher Ziggy Keane demands to meet the rising author, Jack begs Ruby to pose as him at an important meeting with Ziggy in Sydney where she successfully negotiates a follow-up novel deal and encounters a bit of unexpected romance.

Crew

Rosslyn Abernethy

Production Manager

Marc Ashton

Assistant Director

Emmanuel Baiyewu

Song

Danny Baldwin

Stunt Coordinator

Matt Bartley

Assistant Director

Andrew Best

Art Department

Antony J Bowman

Screenplay

Ross Brewer

Dialogue Editor

Greg Burgmann

Sound Recordist

David Burr

Director Of Photography

Katherine Butler

Consultant

Matt Butler

Archival Footage

Robin Clifton

Location Manager

John Cowper-patterson

Sound Effects

Kristin Dale

Casting Associate

Bob Daley

Scenic Artist

Burkhard Dallwitz

Music

Billy Dees

Song

John Dennison

Adr

John Dennison

Foley Editor

John Dennison

Sound Supervisor

John Dennison

Rerecording

Jon Dowding

Production Designer

Tony Falloon

Graphic Artist

Morgane Furio

Art Department

Robin Gray

Music

Barbara Griffin

Song

Quentin Hall

Art Department

Andrew Hayes

Other

Adam Head

Art Director

David Herzog

Music

Paul Huntingford

Foley Artist

Ben Hurrell

Art Department

Paul Hurrell

Set Decorator

Frank Ifield

Song Performer

Hugh Jackman

Song Performer

Veronika Jenet

Editor

Daryl Jones

Pilot

Bert Kaempfert

Song

Claudia Karvan

Song Performer

Peter Keane

Special Effects

Thomas F. Kelly

Song

Scott Kingman

Song Performer

Scott Kingman

Song

Chris Leaver

Art Department

Michael Letho

Music

Tom Livsey

Adr

John D. Loudermilk

Song

Faith Martin

Casting

Duncan Mcallister

Foley Recordist

Duncan Mcallister

Foley Editor

Maree Mcdonald

Makeup Artist

Bruce Mcgarvie

Pilot

Daryl Mckenzie

Music

Geoff Mctaggart

Production

Joe Melson

Song Performer

Johnny Mercer

Song

Richard Merryman

Camera Operator

Scott Nugent

Song

Gary O'grady

Music Editor

Jason O'toole

Pilot

Roy Orbison

Song

Roy Orbison

Song Performer

Rudolf Osadnik

Other

Graham Purcell

Costume Supervisor

Jenny Quigley

Continuity

Bruce Redman

Other

Lance Reynolds

Producer

Dani Rogers

Coproducer

Charles Rotherham

Assistant Director

Victor Schertzinger

Song

Charles Singleton

Song

Adam Smigielski

Scenic Artist

Eddie Snyder

Song

Billy Steinberg

Song

John Stevens

Song Performer

John Stevens

Song

Sandy Stevens

Other

Marcus Stevenson

Makeup

Jan Stott

Production Coordinator

Chris Strewe

Location Manager

Dave Suttor

Unit Manager

Keith Thomas

Other

Sue Thompson

Animal Trainer

Sue Thompson

Song Performer

Ian Thorburn

Director Of Photography

Katharine Thornton

Consultant

Andrew Tierney

Song

Michael Tierney

Song

Paul Tucker

Song

Tony Vaccher

Sound Supervisor

Tony Vaccher

Rerecording

Bob Visser

Assistant Director

Louise Wakefield

Costume Designer

Sylvia Walker-wilson

Post-Production Supervisor

Mark Harry Ward

Special Effects Coordinator

Mark Harry Ward

Other

John Wareham

Camera Focus Puller

Bruce Williamson

Visual Effects

John Winter

Producer

Peter Woodward

Hairdresser

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Location
Sydney, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States Winter January 1, 2000

Shown at Hollywood Film Festival August 2-7, 2000.

Began shooting February 20, 1998.

Completed shooting April 3, 1998.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 2000

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Hollywood Film Festival August 2-7, 2000.)