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Issue Details: First known date: 1974... 1974 Middleman
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The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):

'RAINCOAT: Late fifties. An ex-crim - once a big time fence - but now a sickly, broken little man, with a variety of dirty habits and perversions.

'RON MURPHY: Early twenties - a tough, physical crim with a record for violence.

'GARY HASTINGS: His mate - about the same age. Generally more easy going - but just as violent when aroused. Drives a truck and a stacker. (Stand-in possible but preferable if actor can drive).

'SELINA YOUNG: 20. Gary's girlfriend. Sexy in a crude and obvious kind of way. From a pretty tough background.

'NIGHT WATCHMAN: A retired policeman.



  • This entry has been compiled from archival research in the Crawford Collection (AFI Research Collection), undertaken by Dr Catriona Mills under the auspices of the 2012 AFI Research Collection (AFIRC) Research Fellowship.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1974 .
      person or book cover
      Script cover page (Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
      Extent: 60p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      • The script, copied on a combination of blue and white paper, is labelled 'Episode VV9' on the cover page. A notation on the cover page in blue ink reads, 'ANMEDED SCRIPT' [sic].
      • The script is annotated in lead pencil: a note on page 32 changes a scene from film to live, and the location from 'Garage workshop' to 'Raincoat’s flat'. There are no further annotations on this copy of the script.
      • The Crawford Collection holds three copies of this script, but only one is held in this file: the other two copies are filed separately.
      • The file includes ancillary material (access to some of which is restricted), including casting call sheets.
      • The script includes two cover pages in order to cover the full shooting schedule.


      Held at: AFI Research Collection
      Local Id: SC DIV : 258
Last amended 17 Apr 2013 15:53:25
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