|Directed by||Don McLennan|
|Produced by||Antony I. Ginnane
|Written by||Bron Nicholls
|Music by||Michael Atkinson|
|Edited by||Zbigniew Friedrich|
|Distributed by||International Film Management World Releasing Inc|
|Running time||92 minutes|
A sixteen year-old teenage girl (Nadine Garner) is forced to care for her family, when her mother (Sue Jones) finds out she is dying of Hodgkin’s disease. The family consists of her father (Bill Hunter) a reformed alcoholic and recently born-again Christian, her heroin-dabbling closet gay older brother (Craig Morrison), and two trying younger siblings (Bradley Kilpatrick and Kymara Stowers) all packed into a rented flat in the Melbourne bayside suburb of St Kilda. She also has to deal with her pregnant Greek best friend (Mary Coustas), her yearnings for her brother’s lover (Juno Roxas) and her gay former schoolteacher plus his lover.
|Nadine Garner||Phoebe Mullens|
|Bill Hunter||Frank Mullens|
|Sue Jones||Deborah Mullens|
|Craig Morrison||Steven Mullens|
|Bradley Kilpatrick||Allan Mullens|
|Kymara Stowers||Jodie Mullens|
|Gerard Maguire||Dr. Graham|
|Vince Jones||jazz singer|
The film's budget was $3 million but McLennan says only $1.7 million went on the film, the rest went into fees.
Mull received six nominations at the 1988 Australian Film Institute Awards: 'Best Film', 'Best Director' (McLennan), 'Best Actress' (Garner), 'Best Supporting Actress' (for both Jones and Coustas) and 'Best Costume Design' (Jeanie Cameron). Nadine Garner winning the 'Best Actress' award.
- David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p363-364
- Nichols, Bron (1986). Mullaway. Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-008440-1.
- "Full cast and crew for". IMDb. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
- "Former 'Henderson Kid' Nadine Garner is now one of nation's brightest talents". The Age (Sydney: Fairfax Digital). 25 April 1989. p. 12. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- "33rd Regus London Film Festival". British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
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