Frauds (film)

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Directed by Stephan Elliott
Produced by Andrena Finlay
Stuart Quin
Written by Stephan Elliott
Starring Phil Collins
Cinematography Geoff Burton
Edited by Brian Kavanagh
Release date
  • 4 June 1993 (1993-06-04) (UK)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Box office A$29,740 (Australia)

Frauds is a 1993 Australian black comedy film starring pop star Phil Collins. It was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


The film tells the story of insurance investigator Roland Copping and how he interferes with and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks. Eventually he becomes involved in an escalating vendetta with a couple who make an unusual insurance claim.[2][3]



The film was made in collaboration with Latent Image, a production company formed by Rebel Penfold-Russell, Andrena Finlay and Stuart Quin at the end of the 10BA period in Australian filmmaking. Stephan Elliot wanted to use Phil Collins after seeing him in an episode of Miami Vice and contacted him through Finlay's husband, Al Clark, who used to work for Virgin Films.[4] "It's a great little film," Collins recalled, "and I was better in it (than in Buster)."[5]


A soundtrack was issued by Picture This Records which features Guy Gross's score for the film.[6] The album is long out of print and difficult to obtain today.

Box office[edit]

Frauds grossed $29,740 at the box office in Australia.[7]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Frauds". Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "FRAUDS - Film Database - Movie Database". 
  4. ^ Lani Hannah, "Frauds", Cinema Papers, October 1992 p45-49
  5. ^ White, Terri (December 2014). "Cash for questions". Q: 32. 
  6. ^ "Australian Feature Films Soundtracks Price Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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