The Crossing (1990 film)

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The Crossing
Directed by George Ogilvie
Starring Russell Crowe
Danielle Spencer
Robert Mammone
Release dates
18 October 1990
Country Australia
Language English
Box office A$87,392

The Crossing is a 1990 Australian drama film directed by George Ogilvie and starring Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone and Danielle Spencer, which was filmed in the towns of Junee and Condobolin in New South Wales.[1][2]


The film is set in a small country town in the 1960s. Sam returns home from being away for 18 months to discover his former girlfriend, Meg, has moved on with their common friend, Johnny.


Ranald Allan's script had been around for a number of years before being picked up by producer Sue Seeary, who managed to get the film up at Beyond International Group. It was their first feature film. Beyond's head of production, Al Clark did commission some re writing. Production took place in an around Junee in November and December 1989.[3]

Box office[edit]

The Crossing grossed A$87,392 at the box office in Australia.[4]


An album was released in 1990 in Australian and Europe.[5][6] "King of the Road" was released as the first single, and made the top ten in UK and Germany. A video for "Nature Boy" was also created to promote the album.

  1. Main Titles by Martin Armiger
  2. King Of The Road by The Proclaimers
  3. Nature Boy by Kate Ceberano
  4. She's Not There by Crowded House
  5. For Your Love by Peter Blakeley
  6. Betty Wrong by Tin Machine
  7. The Chase by Martin Armiger
  8. Here Comes That Feeling by The Cockroaches
  9. My Boyfriend's Back by The Chantoozies
  10. Love Letters by Stephen Cummings
  11. Nowhere To Run by Jenni Forbes
  12. Let's Dance by The Cockroaches
  13. Love Theme by Martin Armige

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Foster, Susie (23 November 1989). "Not The Social News". The Eastern Herald. p. 32. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Skinner, Stephen (26 November 1989). "Junee acts the part as cameras roll". The Sun-Herald. p. 103. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Andrew Urban, "The Crossing", Cinema Papers, March 1990 p 6-9
  4. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Film Victoria. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Discogs
  6. ^ Discogs

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