Return Home

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Return Home
Directed by Ray Argall
Produced by Cristina Pozzan
Written by Ray Argall
Starring Dennis Coard
Frankie J. Holden
Ben Mendelsohn
Cinematography Mandy Walker
Edited by Ken Sallows
Release date
  • 2 August 1990 (1990-08-02) (Australia)
  • 3 August 1990 (1990-08-03) (U.S.)
Running time
87 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$350,000[1]
Box office A$60,000[1]

Return Home is a 1990 Australian drama film directed by Ray Argall. Argall won the AFI Award for Best Director in 1990 and Frankie J. Holden was nominated for Best Actor in a Lead Role.[2]


  • Dennis Coard as Noel
  • Frankie J. Holden as Steve
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Gary
  • Mickey Camilleri as Judy
  • Rachel Rains as Wendy
  • Gypsy Lukewood as Clare
  • Ryan Rawlings as Wally
  • Paul Nestor as Brian
  • Alan Fletcher as Barry


The film was funded by the Australian Film Commission and Film Victoria with no private investment. It was shot in Adelaide over six weeks on 16mm but the AFC agreed to blow it up to 35mm.[1]

Argall and the cast rehearsed for four weeks prior to filming.[3] He said he worked on the script for seven years prior to the shoot.[4]

Box office[edit]

Return Home grossed $60,000 at the box office in Australia.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p121
  2. ^ IMDb awards
  3. ^ Scott Murray, "Ray Argall: Return Home", Cinema Papers, March 1990 p26-32
  4. ^ "Interview with Ray Argall", Signet, 13 March 1998 accessed 17 November 2012
  5. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

Further reading[edit]

  • Murray, Scott, ed. (1994). Australian Cinema. St.Leonards, NSW.: Allen & Unwin/AFC. p. 289. ISBN 1-86373-311-6. 

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