As Time Goes By (1988 film)
|As Time Goes By|
|Directed by||Barry Peak|
|Produced by||Chris Kiely|
|Written by||Barry Peak|
|Music by||Peter Sullivan|
|Edited by||Ralph Strasser|
|Box office||AU $5,854|
As Time Goes By (originally titled The Cricketer) is a 1988 Australian science fiction comedy film. The title song is heard in the Australian version of the film but not in overseas prints, because of its high cost.
A surfer from Penong receives a letter from his mother which she passes on before she dies which tells him to meet him 50 miles west of the small town of Dingo on a certain date in 1989, 25 years after the letter was sent. He encounters a series of unusual small town characters and the small-town cop "Rider", before being dragged into a world of small-town politics, time travel and a scheme involving Joe Bogart, a time-travelling alien whose spaceship's camouflage unit stopped working while he was in Los Alamos working on the Manhattan project; " Joe Bogart's"
- Bruno Lawrence as Ryder
- Nique Needles as Mike
- Ray Barrett as J.L. Weston
- Marcelle Schmitz as Connie Stanton
- Mitchell Faircloth as James McCauley
- Max Gillies as Joe Bogart
- Deborah Force as Cheryl
- Christine Keogh as Margie
- Don Bridges as Ern
Nique Needles won Best Actor in A Science Fiction Film at the 1988 Fantafestival.
- "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria Archived 9 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine accessed 24 October 2009
- David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p 282–283
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