Secrets (1992 Australian film)

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Alternate title One Crazy Night
Directed by Michael Pattinson
Produced by Michael Pattinson
Written by Jan Sardi
Starring Dannii Minogue
Noah Taylor
Willa O'Neill
Malcolm Kennard
Beth Champion
Music by The Beatles
Cinematography David Connell
Edited by Peter Carrodus
Distributed by Victorian International Pictures
Release date
  • 3 December 1992 (1992-12-03)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Box office A$215,188 (Australia)[1]

Secrets (also titled One Crazy Night) is a 1992 Australian film directed by Michael Pattinson and starring Dannii Minogue and Noah Taylor. The film follows four of the Beatles' biggest fans (and an Elvis Presley fan who hates the Beatles), who find themselves locked up in the basement of the hotel where the Beatles are staying during a tour. While waiting for rescue, they start to share their deepest secrets with each other. The film has notable similarities to The Breakfast Club, in terms of plot, style and characters.

The film's soundtrack consisted of instrumental renditions of many Beatles songs. However, the movie attracted criticism for including a number of songs from much later periods of the Beatles' history to the one being portrayed onscreen. Thus, scenes depicting 1964 Beatlemania were played against songs from later albums such as Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which many viewers felt did not fit with the tone of the film.



Secrets is the feature film debut of Dannii Minogue, former popular cast member of the Australian soap opera drama Home and Away from 1989-1990 and popular recording artist.

Willa O'Neill was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.[2]


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