JACKI WEAVER COLLECTION, THE
A true Australian success story, Jacki Weaver has captured the attention of film audiences for five decades, participating in the much celebrated Australian New Wave and showing her versatility throughout the Ozpolitation era of filmmaking. Years before her highly acclaimed Academy Award® nominated performance in Animal Kingdom, Jacki Weaver appeared in a number of key Aussie productions, some of which are included in this entertaining collection.
Stork (Bruce Spence) is halfway to losing his virginity when he becomes bowled over by the feisty Anna (Jacki Weaver). Boldly carrying the free-love torch from the 60s into the 70s Anna is already involved with Stork's two flat mates. When she falls pregnant it is every man for himself in a mad scramble for supremacy.
Tony 'Jock' Petersen (Jack Thompson) is a restless individual on the cusp of great change. Enrolling in an Arts course at University he falls in with his English Professor's wife Trish (Wendy Hughes), falls out with his ever-faithful wife Susie (Jacki Weaver) and gets into all sorts of scrapes in between.
Caddie (Helen Morse) is a single mother forced to earn a living as a barmaid to support her family during the Great Depression. When Ted (Jack Thompson) steals her heart Caddie unexpectedly finds romance with Greek immigrant Peter (Takis Emmanuel). Winner of four AFI Awards Caddie also features a first-rate support cast including Jacki Weaver, Melissa Jaffer, Drew Forsythe and Lynette Curran.
Melbourne, 1919 - a turf war erupts between rival Fitzroy and Richmond gangs. Gang leader Squizzy Taylor (David Atkins) is a master of manipulation but when he trades moll Dolly (Jacki Weaver) in favour of Ida (Kim Lewis), things become unsettled and it is only a matter of time before he faces his chief rival Snowy Cutmore (Steve Bisley).
- Bruce Spence
- Helen Morse
- Jack Thompson
- Jacki Weaver
- Donald Crombie
- Kevin James Dobson
- Tim Burstall