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One More Minute (1979)

Snapshot (original title)
Angela, a naive hairdresser, is kicked out of the house by her puritanical mother. At the behest of a model client, she gets her first modeling gig. While her future seems bright, she soon learns that everyone around her wants to use her.

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Simon Wincer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chantal Contouri ... Madeline
Robert Bruning Robert Bruning ... Elmer
Sigrid Thornton ... Angela
Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Linsey
Denise Drysdale Denise Drysdale ... Lily
Vincent Gil ... Daryl
Jon Sidney Jon Sidney ... Mr. Pluckett
Jacqui Gordon Jacqui Gordon ... Becky
Julia Blake ... Mrs. Bailey
Peter Stratford Peter Stratford ... Roger
Christine Amor Christine Amor ... Paula
Lulu Pinkus Lulu Pinkus ... Wendy
Stewart Faichney Stewart Faichney ... Peter
Chris Milne Chris Milne ... Book Marker
Bob Brown Bob Brown ... Captain Rock
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Storyline

Angela, a naive young hairdresser, is thrown out of home by her puritanical mother. At the behest of one of her model clients, She gets her first modeling gig. While her future seems bright, she has no idea what sinister things surround her. Written by R Lindsay

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It started with a glamour shot ... and ended in murder. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Day Before Halloween See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Budget:

AUD310,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First of two suspense-thrillers that director Simon Wincer made with producer 'Antony I Ginnane'. The second was Harlequin (1980). See more »

Quotes

Angela: I had a very strict upbringing.
Madeline: So did I. But I was banging like a bunny before I was out of my first training bra. Trouble is, it wasn't until I was your age that I discovered I was banging the wrong gong.
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References Badlands (1973) See more »

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Magazine Madonna
Written by Garth Porter and Tony Mitchell
Performed by Sherbet
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NOT to be confused with a typical slasher knock-off!
4 July 2009 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Quite recently I watched a marvelous documentary on Australian exploitation cinema entitled "Not Quite Hollywood: the True, Untold Story of Ozploitation" – which I highly recommend to anyone – and it really stimulated me to track down a lot of titles I've never even heard about before. "Snapshot" is one of them; a peculiar psycho-thriller/melodrama hybrid that coincidentally came out shortly after the huge box office success of "Halloween" and thus had to be re-titled "The Day After Halloween" in order to make extra money and cash in on the success of John Carpenter's classic. Obviously this movie has absolutely nothing to do with Halloween, Michael Myers or Haddonfield and hopefully not too many people will be beguiled by this cheap marketing scam. I'm not even too sure "Snapshot" fully qualifies as horror, since the film barely features any genuine moments of fright. Despite the still relatively low number of independent cult movies produced in Australia around that time, "Snapshot" is an adequate and professional accomplishment with proper production values, respectable performances and ambitious story contents. Heck, the film is so ambitious that the drama overrules and the thriller elements never really even come through. "Snapshot" is much more of a satiric portrait of the sleazy and dishonest advertising/modeling industry than it is a nail-biting suspense thriller. Director Simon Wincer ("Harlequin", "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man") seemingly never ceases to enlarge the melodramatic universe surrounding the main character Angela, but actually there's very few action. 19-year-old Angela is lurid into shooting a topless modeling ad by an eloquent and she promptly gets offered a job as the face of a perfume brand. Angela is very enthusiast and moves in with her photographer, especially since she's tired of her domineering mother and dead-end job at the hair dresser salon. She rapidly adapts to her new classy life and doesn't even have to bother anymore about her stalking ex-boyfriend and his (not-so) inconspicuous ice cream van. However, she learns this is predominantly a rotten world full of greed, betrayal, false promises, sexual harassment, blackmail and danger. As said, "Snapshot" is a plain straightforward coming-of-age drama falsely advertised as a genuine horror movie. There are two noteworthy sequences near the very end, but they hardly seem worth waiting for. This could be an interesting and compelling viewing experience, but then you better know beforehand to expect a serious-toned film instead of a brainless slasher imitation.


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