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John Ruane John Ruane i(A9831 works by) (a.k.a. John William Ruane)
Born: Established: 1952 ;
Gender: Male
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1 form y separately published work icon Dead Letter Office Deb Cox , ( dir. John Ruane ) Australia : Polygram Filmed Entertainment , 1998 7072222 1998 single work film/TV mystery romance

'In the Dead Letter Office sit thousands of fading dreams - correspondence dislocated from destination. It is here that Alice, vulnerable and impetuous, starts a search for her long-absent father. But first she meets Frank, in hiding from his past. Frank teaches Alice how to salsa, and Alice - well she's the one who gets him dancing again in the first place. The Dead Letter Office. A funny place to find love.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 24/2/2014)

1 Director's Cut John Ruane , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Eureka Street , June-July vol. 5 no. 5 1995; (p. 16-18)
1 14 form y separately published work icon That Eye, the Sky John Ruane , Jim Barton , ( dir. John Ruane ) 1994 Australia : Beyond Films , 1994 Z192639 1994 single work film/TV When twelve-year-old Ort Flack's father Sam is plunged into a coma after a truck accident, Ort's family is fractured. As his mother bravely tries to hold them all together, a mysterious stranger appears and changes all their lives, giving Ort courage, comfort, and faith.
1 14 form y separately published work icon Death in Brunswick Nothing to Lose John Ruane , ( dir. John Ruane ) Australia : Meridian Films , 1991 Z1309906 1991 single work film/TV humour A black comedy set in an inner Melbourne suburb. Carl Fitzgerald, apparently from a well-to-do background and with a failed marriage behind him, is living in a cheap house, unable to pay the rent. He gets a job in the cockroach-infested kitchen of a Greek entrepreneur's nightclub. Carl's assistant is a drug-dealing Turkish man called Mustafa. Carl quickly becomes involved with a voluptuous waitress, but his problems escalate when he accidentally kills Mustafa. (Source: Australian Film Radio and Television School, library catalogue)
1 3 form y separately published work icon Acropolis Now Nick Giannopoulos , George Kapiniaris , Simon Palomares , Chris Anastassiades , Mary Coustas , Peter Herbert , Ray Boseley , Elizabeth Coleman , Aleksi Vellis , Kevin Nemeth , Julian Glavacich , Alan Keaughran , Marc Gracie , John Ruane , Lachy Hulme , Christine Madafferi , Pino Amenta , ( dir. Aleksi Vellis et. al. )agent 1989 Melbourne Australia : Crawford Productions Seven Network , 1989-1992 Z1734699 1989 series - publisher film/TV

'When Kostas Stephanidis came to this country 23 years ago with 20 pounds in his pocket, one suitcase and his father's pants, he opened a small Greek café, Acropolis, where old men played cards and drank coffee. Now he has decided to retreat to an idyllic lifestyle in the Greek islands, leaving his one and only son, Jim, to uphold the café and family tradition. After careful thought, however, rather than entrust his beloved Acropolis café to his only son, Jim, Kostas insists on putting someone more sensible in charge. Jim's pal, Ricky, he has brains - he's been a college student! Amid cultures clashing - and crockery smashing - Jim and Ricky generate riches all right. But strictly in the form of laughs. The key writers of "Acropolis Now" are also in the cast. Nick Giannopolis, George Kapiniaris and Simon Palomares. The unique trio who were responsible for having staged Australia's longest running stage comedy, "Wogs Out Of Work".'

Source: http://www.australiantelevision.net/acropolis_now/index.html Sighted 04/07/12

1 1 form y separately published work icon Cassandra Colin Eggleston , Christopher Fitchett , John Ruane , ( dir. Colin Eggleston ) Australia : Parrallel Films Cassandra Films Pty Ltd , 1986 Z1867253 1986 single work film/TV horror

A young woman recovers memories of her brother committing a murder, despite her parents assuring her that nothing of the sort really happened.

1 form y separately published work icon Feathers John Ruane , ( dir. John Ruane ) Australia : Australian Film Commission , 1986 6829431 1986 single work film/TV

'A city couple go to visit country friends and learn something of the simple life. It becomes a strange and magical visit. The simple pleasures and calmness that surround the lives of the country couple unconsciously change Jack and Fran's attitudes. Unfortunately it is a change that they will both live to regret.'

Source: Trove. (Sighted: 18/12/2013)

1 form y separately published work icon Blood Money John Ruane , Christopher Fitchett , Ellery Ryan , ( dir. Christopher Fitchett ) Melbourne : Lunar Productions , 1980 6110356 1980 single work film/TV crime thriller

'An ageing professional criminal learns that he is dying of cancer so he returns to Melbourne to repay debts and settle scores.'

Source: Screen Australia.

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