form y Hell Has Harbour Views single work   film/TV   humour   satire   crime  
Adaptation of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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'Hugh Walker (Matt Day) seems to have it all. He's 31, charming, handsome, and a senior associate in the largest law firm in the land. He numbers amongst his clients some of the country's most powerful banks and insurance companies, and his employers see him as a litigator who will eventually join their own esteemed ranks as a living God.

'Oh, how Hugh longs for an office with a harbour view (and the things he will do to get one!)

'There's just one small problem. A vow he made when he worked for Carneys, an ideologically sound law firm that acted for the little guys against the corporate monoliths. He promised himself that he would never cross to the dark side. Now when he looks in the mirror, he doesn't like what he sees. And his dreams, his alcohol fuelled nightmares, are filled with images of those he has skewered with justice's sword ... farmers, paraplegics, brain-damaged children ... they all come to visit him at night.

'And his waking hours aren't helped any by the fact that he has fallen out of love with his fabulous girlfriend, Helen (Marta Dusseldorp) and in love with the divine Caroline (Lisa McCune). Deception mounts deception.

'The closer you get to the top of the greasy pole, the more slippery it becomes. Hugh just manages to hold on ... until he finds himself the only witness to a frantic, sexual indiscretion on the boardroom table, and the centre of a bitter power struggle between two warring factions within the firm's senior partners.

'He seems damned whichever way he turns, and that harbour view is becoming more and more elusive...'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Source: 10/5/2013)

Notes

  • Telemovie.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Devil May Care Patrick Carlyon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 February vol. 123 no. 6455 2005; (p. 68)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Peter Duncan 2005 single work film/TV
Legal Eagles Bare Talons Nick Leys , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 January 2005; (p. 28)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Peter Duncan 2005 single work film/TV
Devil May Care Patrick Carlyon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 February vol. 123 no. 6455 2005; (p. 68)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Peter Duncan 2005 single work film/TV
Legal Eagles Bare Talons Nick Leys , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 January 2005; (p. 28)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Peter Duncan 2005 single work film/TV

Awards

2006 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
2005 won AWGIE Awards Television Award Telemovie Adaptation
2005 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Telefeature or Mini Series
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