|Written by||Glen Dolman|
|Directed by||Emma Freeman|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Running time||120 minutes (including commercials)|
|Original release||18 July 2010|
The telemovie chronicles the life of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke. It centres around the difficult situations he had to deal with during his time as Prime Minister of Australia, mostly focussing on the battle Hawke had with his own party. In particular it addresses his fierce rivalry with Treasurer Paul Keating who, in 1991, successfully challenged Hawke for the party leadership and won the prime ministerial position.
The film begins and ends with this event, but proceeds to reveal the rest of Hawke's political career through flashbacks.
- Richard Roxburgh as Bob Hawke
- Rachael Blake as Hazel Hawke
- Asher Keddie as Blanche d'Alpuget
- Felix Williamson as Paul Keating
- Sacha Horler as Jean Sinclair
- Best Guest or Supporting Actress in Television Drama - Sacha Horler (2010)
- Best Guest or Supporting Actress in Television Drama - Asher Keddie (2010)
- "Ten Announces Cast for New Telemovie Hawke". Throng Australia. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
- "Airdate: Hawke". TV Tonight.com.au. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
- "A Hawke-eye view, warts and all on Channel 10 telemovie". Herald Sun Online. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
- "Capturing the life, times and hair of Hawke". The Age Online. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
- "Nominees". 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards. Australian Film Institute. 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
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