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Issue Details: First known date: 1978... 1978 Patrick
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Film Details - Patrick Productions , 1978


Richard Franklin and Antony I. Ginnane.

Production Companies:

Patrick Productions.

Director of Photography:

Donald McAlpine.


Edward McQueen-Mason.

Production Designers:

Leslie Binns.


Brian May (Australia); Goblin (Italy).


Robert Thompson (Patrick), Susan Penhaligon (Kathy Jacquard), Robert Helpmann (Doctor Roget), Rod Mullinar (Ed Jacquard), Bruce Barry (Brian Wright), Julia Blake (Matron Cassidy), Helen Hemingway (Sister Williams), Maria Mercedes (Nurse Panicale), Walter Pym (Captain Fraser), Frank Wilson (Detective Sergeant Grant), and Carole-Ann Aylett (Patrick’s Mother).

Release Dates:

1 October 1978 (Australia).


  • Filmed in Melbourne (including Alfred Hospital).


Best Director, Sitges: Catalonian International Film Festival (Spain), 1978.
Grand Prize, Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival, 1979.
Best Achievement in Editing (nomination), AFI Awards, 1978.
Best Film (nomination), AFI Awards, 1978.
Best Screenplay, Original (nomination), AFI Awards, 1978.