Comrades


3h 3m 1986

Brief Synopsis

Six British farm laborers are imprisoned in Australia in 1834 for forming an unauthorized union in their native country.

Film Details

Release Date
1986
Production Company
Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmfour International; Gavin Films; National Film Finance Corporation; Optical Film Effects
Distribution Company
Curzon Artificial Eye
Location
Australia; Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 3m

Synopsis

Six British farm laborers are imprisoned in Australia in 1834 for forming an unauthorized union in their native country.

Cast

Robin Soans

George Loveless

William Gaminara

James Loveless

Stephen Bateman

Old Tom Stanfield

Philip Davis

Young Stanfield

Jeremy Flynn

Brine

Keith Allen

James Hammett

Patrick Field

John Hammett

Robert Stephens

Frampton

Michael Hordern

Mr Pitt

Freddie Jones

Vicar

Barbara Windsor

Mrs Wetham

Murray Melvin

Clerk

Imelda Staunton

Betsy Loveless

Amber Wilkinson

Hetty Loveless

Katy Behean

Sarah Loveless

Sandra Voe

Diana Stanfield

Valerie Whittington

Elvi Stanfield

Harriet Doyle

Charity Stanfield

Heather Page

Bridget Hammett

Patricia Healy

Mrs Brine

Shane Down

Joseph Brine

Joanna David

Mrs Frampton

Trevor Ainsley

Gentleman Farmer

Malcolm Terris

Gentleman Farmer

Dave Atkins

Mr Frampton'S Foreman

Collette Barker

Frampton'S Servant Girl

Michael Clark

Sailor

Alex Mccrindle

Jailor

Jack Chissick

Policeman

Sarah Reed

Blonde Girl

Nicola Hayward

Dark Girl

Mark Brown

Legg

Sophie Randall

Legg'S Child

Emma Tuck

Legg'S Child

John Holman

Gypsy

Jan Holman

Gypsy

Bevan James

Escapologist

John Lee

Juggler

Vanessa Redgrave

Mrs Carlyle

James Fox

Norfolk

Arthur Dignam

Fop

John Hargreaves

Convict

Simon Parsonage

Charlie

Charles Yunipingu

Lone Aborigine

Simon Landis

Flower

Anna Volska

Woman In White

Brian Macdermott

Auctioneer

Shane Briant

Official

Tim Elliott

Registrar

David Netheim

Fop'S Officer

Ralph Cotterill

Bertie The Guard

David Mcwilliams

Digger

Lynette Curran

Prostitute

Alex Norton

Diorama Showman; Lanternist; Laughing Cavalier; Mad Photographer; Mccallum; Mr Wetham; Ranger; Sea Captain; Sergeant Bell; Silhouettist; Tramp; Usher; Witch; Wollaston

Crew

Peter Armstrong

Stunt Coordinator (Australia)

Mick Audsley

Editor

Alan Bell

Sound Editor

Vanessa Brown

Production Coordinator (Australia)

Elaine Carew

Makeup

Deborah Carter

Production Coordinator

Patrick Cassavetti

Associate Producer (Additional Post-Production)

Steve Chant

Other

Derrick Chetwyn

Art Direction (Australia)

Jim Clancy

Other

Simon Clayton

Post-Production Editor (Additional)

Rae Davidson

Casting (Australia)

George Deacon

Song Arranger ("Eternal God We Look To Thee")

George Deacon

Technical Advisor (Period Music)

George Deacon

Music ("We'Ll Win The Day" "Crow Song" "Elvi'S Song")

Isobel Deacon

Technical Advisor (Period Music)

Bill Douglas

Screenwriter

Richard Dunford

Sound Editor

Michael Ellis

Assistant Editor

Mike Ellis

Post-Production Editor (Additional)

Susie Figgis

Casting

Bruce Finlayson

Costume Designer (Australia)

Davey Graham

Music

Donna Grey

Production Manager

Christopher Hall

Assistant Director

Catherine Halloran

Wardrobe Supervisor

Charles Hannah

Production Manager (Australia)

David Hannay

Associate Producer (Australia)

Henry Harris

Art Direction

Hans Werner Henze

Music; Music Director

Sue Rhoderick Jones

Location Liaison (Dorset)

Christine King

Assistant Director (Australia)

Nick Laws

Assistant Director

Michael Lynch

Casting

Steve Macagnan

Unit Production Manager (Australia)

Michael Magennan

Assistant Director (Australia)

Peter Maxwell

Sound Effects

Clare Mclelland

Casting (Extras)

Redmond Morris

Assistant Director

Redmond Morris

Assistant Producer

Peter Musgrave

Post-Production Sound Editor (Additional)

Rachel Neale

Location Manager

Jack Osgood

Other

Michael Pickwoad

Production Designer

Zakiya Powell

Publicist

Simon Relph

Producer

Ian Scott

Location Liaison (Dorset)

Jupiter Sen

Sound Editor

Mike Simkin

Consultant (Magic Lantern)

Peter Simon

Location Manager (Australia)

Gail Stevens

Casting

Hugh Strain

Sound Rerecording

Gale Tattersall

Director Of Photography

Gale Tattersall

Camera Operator

Eric Todd

Scenic Artist (Australia)

Doreen Watkinson

Costume Designer

Ann Westbrook

Location Liaison (Dorset)

Ray Winslade

Chief Wrangler (Australia)

Clive Winter

Set Decorator

Clive Winter

Sound Recording

Film Details

Release Date
1986
Production Company
Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmfour International; Gavin Films; National Film Finance Corporation; Optical Film Effects
Distribution Company
Curzon Artificial Eye
Location
Australia; Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 3m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 13, 1989

Released in United States November 15, 1986

Released in United States March 1987

Released in United States 1988

Shown at London Film Festival November 15, 1986.

Shown at Washington DC International Film Festival April 20- May 1, 1988.

Began shooting September 1985.

The last feature completed by filmmaker Bill Douglas (1937-1991).

The following songs were used in the film with no attributable composers: "Eternal God We Look to Thee" and "Eight Shillings a Week".

Released in United States Winter January 13, 1989

Released in United States November 15, 1986 (Shown at London Film Festival November 15, 1986.)

Released in United States March 1987 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (New International Cinema) March 11-26, 1987.)

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at Washington DC International Film Festival April 20- May 1, 1988.)