Frauds (film)

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Frauds (film) Poster.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed byStephan Elliott
Produced byAndrena Finlay
Stuart Quin
Written byStephan Elliott
StarringPhil Collins
Music byGuy Gross
CinematographyGeoff Burton
Edited byBrian Kavanagh
Release date
  • 4 June 1993 (1993-06-04) (UK)
Running time
90 minutes
Box officeA$29,740 (Australia)

Frauds is a 1993 Australian black comedy film starring Genesis drummer/singer Phil Collins. It was selected to be In Competition at 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 by Latent Image Productions, a production company formed by Rebel Penfold-Russell, Andrena Finlay and Stuart Quin. 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.and was supported and financed through J&M Executive Michael Ryan[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, orchestrated and conducted by Derek Williams[6]. The album[7] is long out of print and difficult to obtain today.

Gross, Guy; Hines, Marcia; Bob Coassin's Big Band (1992), Frauds : original motion picture soundtrack, Mushroom Music, retrieved 15 September 2017

| Composer       = Guy Gross
| Orchestrator   = Derek Williams
| Conductor      = Derek Williams
| Format         = CD
| EAN            = 9398601009920

Box office[edit]

Frauds grossed $29,740 at the box office in Australia.[8]


  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. p. 32.
  6. ^ Derek Williams
  7. ^ Gross, Guy (1992). Frauds (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Australia)
  8. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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