Add to basket FIGHTING BACK


John Embling (Lewis Fitz-Gerald, I Can Jump Puddles, Breaker Morant) is a dedicated teacher trying to make a difference in the world of education. Surrounded by struggling students from a working-class suburb, his job is challenged by a daily routine of unruly tempers, abusive language, violent threats and the alarming influence of drugs and crime on the adolescents under his charge. Teenager Tom (Paul Smith, The Henderson Kids, Hey Dad!) is one such student, catching John’s attention for all the wrong reasons. But with perseverance comes understanding and, given half a chance, Tom just might learn something from his teacher that will turn his attitude around and give him a new outlook on life.

A hard-hitting Australian drama produced by Phillip Adams, Sue Milliken and Tom Jeffrey, based on John Embling's autobiographical book, Fighting Back also features award winning actors Robyn Nevin (The Castle), Kris McQuade (Strictly Ballroom) and Caroline Gillmer (Hotel Sorrento).


Extra Features

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  • Caroline Gillmer
  • Kris McQuade
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald
  • Robyn Nevin
  • Tom Smith


  • Michael Caulfield

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  • Running time 97 min
  • Region Worldwide
  • Format SD
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID3527
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Subtitles None
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