Palm Beach (film)

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Palm Beach
Directed by Albie Thoms
Produced by Albie Thoms
Written by Albie Thoms
Starring Kenneth Brown
Nat Young
Bryan Brown
Music by Terry Hannigan
Cinematography Oscar Scherl
Edited by Albie Thoms
Albie Thoms Productions
Distributed by Albie Thoms
Release date
6 March 1980
Running time
88 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$100,000[1]

Palm Beach is a 1980 Australian drama film directed by Albie Thoms. The stories involving surfing and drugs are followed in Sydney during 2 days. Thoms was nominated for an AFI award for Best Original Screenplay for the film.

Thoms had made a large number of experimental films but his was his first traditional feature.[2]


  • Kenneth Brown as Joe Ryan
  • Nat Young as Nick Naylor
  • Amanda Berry as Leilani Adams
  • Bryan Brown as Paul Kite
  • Julie McGregor as Kate O'Brien
  • John Flaus as Larry Kent
  • Bronwyn Steven-Jones as Wendy Naylor
  • David Lourie as Zane Green
  • Peter Wright as Rupert Robert


  1. ^ Geoff Gardner, "Palm Beach", Australian Film 1978-1992, Oxford Uni Press, 1993 p65
  2. ^ David Stratton, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, 1980 p280
  • Murray, Scott, ed. (1994). Australian Cinema. St.Leonards, NSW.: Allen & Unwin/AFC. p. 282. ISBN 1-86373-311-6. 

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