Grievous Bodily Harm
|Grievous Bodily Harm|
|Directed by||Mark Joffe|
|Produced by||Richard Brennan|
|Written by||Warwick Hind|
|Music by||Chris Neal|
|Edited by||Marc van Buuren|
|Budget||AU $3.4 million|
|Box office||$82,267 (Australia)
$1 million (US sale) 
Crime reporter Tom Stewart (Colin Friels) and a cop (Bruno Lawrence) look for a deranged schoolteacher (John Waters) who goes on a murder spree while looking for the lover he thought to be dead.
- John Waters as Morris Martin
- Colin Friels as Tom Stewart
- Bruno Lawrence as Det. Sgt. Ray Birch
- Kim Gyngell as Mick
- Gary Stalker as Derek Allen
- Joy Bell as Claudine
- Shane Briant as Stephen Enderby
- Caz Lederman as Vivian Enderby
- John Flaus as Neil Bradshaw
The script was written by Warwick Hind, a former executive at Greater Union. Errol Sullivan showed the script to Richard Brennan, who raised up to around a $1 million of the budget; the remainder was raised through Antony I. Ginnane. Richard Brennan says the actual cost of the film was $3 million but various fees put it up to $3.4 million.
The film was nominated for 4 AFI Awards in 1988, including best picture.
- David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p238-240
- Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
- Murray, Scott, ed. (1994). Australian Cinema. St.Leonards, NSW.: Allen & Unwin/AFC. p. 258. ISBN 1-86373-311-6.
- Grievous Bodily Harm on Internet Movie Database
- Grievous Bodily Harm at the Australian screen
- Grievous Bodily Harm at Oz Movies
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