One Night Stand (1984 film)

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One Night Stand
Directed by John Duigan
Produced by Richard Mason
Written by John Duigan
Starring Tyler Coppin
Cassandra Delaney
Jay Hackett
Saskia Post
David Pledger
Music by William Motzing
Cinematography Tom Cowan
Editing by John Scott
Studio Hoyts-Edgley
Distributed by Hoyts Distribution
Release dates 5 May 1984 (1984-05-05)
Running time 94 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$1.4 million[1]
Box office A$111,978 (Australia)

One Night Stand is a 1984 film directed by John Duigan.


In Australia, four teenagers in the Sydney Opera House are horrified to hear the news that nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration. At the film's end, it is left uncertain whether Sydney will be hit by nuclear weapons, although the US spy facility at Pine Gap has been obliterated.


Richard Mason and John Duigan brought the script to Hoyts Edgley who agreed to back it. Simon Wincer called Duigan "a highly talented filmmaker and a brilliant writer" who was "an utter joy to work with".[1]

The Opera House was only used for ten days of filming because it was too expensive to hire. The rest of the movie was shot in the Seymour Centre.[2]

The film includes a performance by Midnight Oil.

Paul Hester, drummer for Split Enz and Crowded House appears in the film uncredited.

Box Office[edit]

One Night Stand grossed $111,978 at the box office in Australia,[3] which is equivalent to $284,424 in 2009 dollars.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Scott Murray, "Simon Wincer", Cinema Papers, March–April 1984 p 102
  2. ^ David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p222
  3. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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