My Jack THOMPSON films

by SmackCheeks | created - 29 Nov 2017 | updated - 30 Nov 2017 | Public

All titles below are from my Australian collection...

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1. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

88 Metascore

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 9,119 | Gross: $0.05M

2. Libido (1973)

117 min | Drama

Explores adultery and jealous fantasies, the end of innocence, the moral and spiritual conflicts of a priest and a nun in love. The stories define the exploration of women and the cultural upheaval of the early 70s.

Directors: David Baker, Tim Burstall, John B. Murray, Fred Schepisi | Stars: Elke Neidhart, Bryon Williams, Mark Albiston, John Williams

Votes: 43

3. Petersen (1974)

R | 97 min | Drama

Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's... See full summary »

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver, Wendy Hughes, Arthur Dignam

Votes: 114

4. Scobie Malone (1975)

98 min | Mystery

Sydney homicide detective Sergeant Scobie Malone and his offsider investigate the murder of Helga, whose corpse is found in the basement of the Sydney Opera House.

Director: Terry Ohlsson | Stars: Jack Thompson, Judy Morris, Shane Porteous, Jacqueline Kott

Votes: 48

5. Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

A hard-drinking but hard-working gun shearer leads a group of Outback sheep herders into striking after wealthy landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.

Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning, Jerry Thomas

Votes: 618

6. Caddie (1976)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Sydney, Australia in the mid-1920's. Proud and classy Caddie Marsh is forced to get a job as a barmaid and raise two children on her own after her rich cad husband walks out on her. Despite... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Helen Morse, Takis Emmanuel, Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 186

7. Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring

Votes: 1,204

8. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,521

9. The Journalist (1979)

95 min | Comedy

Comedy about a Journalist on A Sydney Newspaper

Director: Michael Thornhill | Stars: Jack Thompson, Elizabeth Alexander, Sam Neill, Carol Raye

Votes: 54

10. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

72 Metascore

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 11,544 | Gross: $7.14M

11. The Club (1980)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, Frank Wilson, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 861

12. The Earthling (1980)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson, Olivia Hamnett

Votes: 1,304

13. Bad Blood (1981)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people, and the police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Jack Thompson, Carol Burns, Denis Lill, Donna Akersten

Votes: 281

14. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

Votes: 7,439 | Gross: $20.66M

15. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 14,001 | Gross: $2.31M

16. Waterfront (1984)

284 min | Drama, Romance

Australian dockyard workers go on strike. Immigrant Italian workers are brought in as scab labour. In the midst of all this, an Italian woman meets & falls in love with one of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Thompson, Greta Scacchi, Warren Mitchell, Noni Hazlehurst

Votes: 28

17. Burke & Wills (1985)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jack Thompson, Nigel Havers, Greta Scacchi, Matthew Fargher

Votes: 193

18. Ground Zero (1987)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for... See full summary »

Directors: Bruce Myles, Michael Pattinson | Stars: Colin Friels, Jack Thompson, Donald Pleasence, Natalie Bate

Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.20M

19. Wind (I) (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson

Votes: 2,342 | Gross: $5.52M

20. Turtle Beach (1992)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

Reporter Judith Wilkes leaves her husband and two sons in Sydney and goes to Malaysia to cover the story of the Vietnamese boat people. She becomes romantically involved with Kanan, and ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Wallace | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Joan Chen, Jack Thompson, Art Malik

Votes: 227 | Gross: $0.78M

21. The Sum of Us (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling | Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy

Votes: 4,887 | Gross: $2.51M

22. The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (1996 TV Movie)

178 min | Drama, Romance

At the height of WWII and ten years after their union in Matlock Island, Father Ralph reunites with Meggie who faces a deep crisis. Now, he must make up his mind, as the burden of choice is insufferable. Will he risk it all for love?

Director: Kevin James Dobson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Amanda Donohoe, Paul Bertram, Julia Blake

Votes: 774

23. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

57 Metascore

A visiting city reporter's (John Cusack's) assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire (Kevin Spacey), whom he befriends.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 35,578 | Gross: $25.08M

24. My Brother Jack (1997)

92 min | Drama

Anthony Caldarella's debut feature is a semi-autobiographical account of a working-class, Italian-American family living on Manhattan's lower east side in the mid-sixties. Rose Casale and ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Caldarella | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Freddy Rodríguez, Michael Cavalieri, Peter Allas

Votes: 29

25. Original Sin (2001)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

33 Metascore

A woman, along with her lover, plans to con a rich man by marrying him, earning his trust, and then running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she falls in love with him.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson

Votes: 51,742 | Gross: $16.25M

27. Oyster Farmer (2004)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers.

Director: Anna Reeves | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Jim Norton, Diana Glenn, David Field

Votes: 1,189

28. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 115,893 | Gross: $49.55M

29. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

55 Metascore

In Maoist China, a boy is taken from his family and trained to become a dancer, but everything he knows is challenged when he is chosen to attend a ballet summer school in Houston, Texas.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Penne Hackforth-Jones

Votes: 7,128 | Gross: $4.81M

30. The Great Gatsby (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire

Votes: 448,974 | Gross: $144.84M

31. Mystery Road (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson

Votes: 5,701



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