Australian Made: The Movie

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Australian Made: The Movie
A montage of strips of writing with pictures of artists performing. From the top down: first is written: INXS – Jimmy Barnes. Second is a photo of INXS performing with a triangle of writing at upper left. Third is Australian Made is written. Fourth is split image with Divinyls' Chrissy Amphlett on left and Jimmy Barnes on right. Final section has writing with Divinyls – Models above Saints – Triffids - I'm Talking.
1988 VHS cover
Directed byRichard Lowenstein
Produced byJohn McLean
Ian Gow
The Triffids
The Saints
I'm Talking
Jimmy Barnes
Narrated byTroy Davies
Music byMark Opitz
CinematographyAndrew de Groot
Edited byJill Bilcock
Richard Lowenstein (add)
Peter Carrodus (add)
Christina de Podolinsky (add)
Jill Holt (add)
Robert Howard (add)
Distributed byVillage Roadshow, Hoyts
Release date
  • 2 July 1987 (1987-07-02)
Running time
90 minutes
Box officeA$43,479 (Australia)[1]

Australian Made: The Movie is a July 1987 live concert film of the Australian Made tour from December 1986 to January 1987. The tour featured internationally performing Australian acts, INXS, Divinyls, Models, The Triffids, The Saints, I'm Talking, Jimmy Barnes and Mental As Anything.[2][3] The film was directed by INXS' video collaborator, Richard Lowenstein but did not contain any footage of Mental As Anything.[3][4] Concert segments were linked by Troy Davies interviewing audience members and musicians.[5]

Australian Made: The Movie was released in Australia on VHS in 1988. In 1989 in the United Kingdom, an edited VHS version, retitled as Australian Made: Featuring INXS Live, was issued which removed footage by Barnes. An edited DVD version was released in 2003 with all footage of The Triffids and Barnes removed.


Professional reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmovie2.5/5 stars [6]

Allmovie's Dan Pavlides summarised the movie as depicting artists "which reflect the worldwide popularity of Australian rock music that emerged during the 1980s".[6]


The cast includes:[7]

Artist Members
INXS Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss, Michael Hutchence, Kirk Pengilly
Jimmy Barnes Jimmy Barnes, Peter Kekel
Divinyls Chrissy Amphlett, Rick Grossman, Richard Harvey, Mark McEntee, Bjarne Ohlin
Models James Freud, Sean Kelly, Roger Mason, Barton Price, James Valentine. Included Zan Abeyratne, Wendy Matthews & Kate Ceberano on backing vocals.
The Triffids Jill Birt, Martyn Casey, Graham Lee, Alsy MacDonald, David McComb, Robert McComb
The Saints Chris Bailey, Richard Burgman, Ivor Hay, Arturo Larizza
I'm Talking Zan Abeyratne, Kate Ceberano, Stephen Charlesworth, Ian Cox, Robert Goodge, Barbara Hogarth, Warren McLean, Kevin Wiltshire


Australian Made: The Movie

  1. Various artists / INXS – "Intro" / "Melting the Sun" (5:58)
  2. Jimmy Barnes – "Ride the Night Away" (5:31)
  3. The Triffids – "Wide Open Road" (5:46)
  4. I'm Talking – "Lead the Way" (6:25)
  5. The Saints – "Ghost Ships" (6:00)
  6. Divinyls – "Only Lonely" (3:47)
  7. Divinyls – "Temperamental" (3:59)
  8. Models – "Let's Kiss" (5:44)
  9. Models – "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" (4:44)
  10. INXS – "Burn for You" (4:12)
  11. Jimmy Barnes – "Lessons in Love" (5:44)
  12. INXS – "What You Need" (6:04)
  13. INXS – "The Loved One" (5:18)
  14. Jimmy Barnes – "Working Class Man" (4:01)
  15. INXS, Jimmy Barnes & a few friends – "Good Times" (4:28)
  16. INXS – "Good Times" (instrumental) / "End titles" (2:38)

Australian Made: Featuring INXS Live DVD version

  1. "Intro" – (2:56)
  2. INXS – "Melting the Sun" (3:26)
  3. I'm Talking – "Lead the Way" (4:20)
  4. The Saints – "Ghostships" (3:51)
  5. Models – "Let's Kiss" (3:31)
  6. Models – "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" (3:50)
  7. Divinyls – "Only Lonely" (2:59)
  8. Divinyls – "Temperamental" (3:55)
  9. INXS – "Burn for You" (4:00)
  10. INXS – "Mystify" (3:11)
  11. INXS – "What You Need" (4:36)
  12. INXS – "The Loved One" (4:58)
  13. INXS – "Don't Change" (6:49)


  1. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria Archived 9 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 3 November 2012
  2. ^ Jenkins, Jeff; Ian Meldrum (2007). Molly Meldrum presents 50 years of rock in Australia. Melbourne: Wilkinson Publishing. p. 252–253. ISBN 978-1-921332-11-1.
  3. ^ a b Baker, Glenn A.; Bob King (1987). Glenn A. Baker, ed. Australian made, gonna have a good time tonight : the authorised documentary of the event. Sydney, NSW: Fontana Collins. ISBN 0-00-636921-9.
  4. ^ "99/111/1 Performance costume, suit, cotton, used by Martin Plaza of Mental as Anything, Mambo, Australia, 1986". Powerhouse Museum. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Michael Hutchence Discography, INXS, Max Q, Dogs in Space". Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  6. ^ a b Pavlides, Dan. "Australian Made > Overview > Plot Synopsis". Allmovie (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  7. ^ For a more comprehensive cast click on the external link below.

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