The Crossing (1990 film)

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The Crossing
Directed byGeorge Ogilvie
Produced bySue Seeary
Written byRanald Allan
Music byMartin Armiger
CinematographyJeff Darling
Edited byHenry Dangar
Distributed byBeyond International Group
Release date
  • 18 October 1990 (1990-10-18)
Running time
91 minutes
Box officeA$87,392

The Crossing is a 1990 Australian romantic drama film directed by George Ogilvie, and starring Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone and Danielle Spencer. The film was shot in the towns of Junee and Condobolin in New South Wales, Australia. The film was released in Australia on 18 October 1990.[1][2] Russell Crowe was nominated for the Australian Film Institute Award for best actor while Jeff Darling was awarded for the best cinematography.


The film is set in a small country town in the 1960s. Sam returns home from being away for 18 months to discover his former girlfriend, Meg, has moved on with their common friend, Johnny.


  • Russell Crowe as Johnny
  • Robert Mammone as Sam
  • Danielle Spencer as Meg
  • Emily Lumbers as Jenny
  • Rodney Bell as Shortly
  • Ben Oxenbould as Heavyfoot
  • Myles Collins as Stretch
  • Marc Gray as Nort
  • Megan Connolly as Kathleen
  • John Blair as Billy
  • Rani Lockland as Gail
  • Lea-Ann Towler as Mandy
  • Paul Robertson as Birdie
  • George Whaley as Sid
  • Jacquy Phillips as Marion



An album produced by Martin Armiger was released in 1990 in Australia[3] and Europe.[4] King of the Road was released as the first single, and made the top ten in UK and Germany. A video for Nature Boy[5] performed by Kate Ceberano was also created to promote the album.

Cummings, Stephen, 1954-; Ceberano, Kate; Armiger, Martin; Blakeley, Peter; Forbes, Jenni; Crowded House (Musical group); Proclaimers (Musical group); Tin Machine (Musical group); Cockroaches (Musical group); Chantoozies (Musical group); Derek Williams (orchestrator, conductor) (1990), The crossing : : original motion picture soundtrack, Regular Records, retrieved 15 September 2017CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

  1. Main Titles by Martin Armiger
  2. King Of The Road by The Proclaimers
  3. Nature Boy by Kate Ceberano
  4. She's Not There by Crowded House
  5. For Your Love by Peter Blakeley
  6. Betty Wrong by Tin Machine
  7. The Chase by Martin Armiger
  8. Here Comes That Feeling by The Cockroaches
  9. My Boyfriend's Back by The Chantoozies
  10. Love Letters by Stephen Cummings
  11. Nowhere To Run by Jenn Forbes
  12. Let's Dance by The Cockroaches
  13. Love Theme by Martin Armiger


Ranald Allan's script had been around for a number of years before being picked up by producer Sue Seeary, who managed to get the film up at Beyond International Group. It was their first feature film. Beyond's head of production, Al Clark did commission some re-writing. Production took place in and around Junee in November and December 1989.[6]

Box office[edit]

The Crossing grossed A$87,392 at the box office in Australia.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Foster, Susie (23 November 1989). "Not The Social News". The Eastern Herald. p. 32. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ Skinner, Stephen (26 November 1989). "Junee acts the part as cameras roll". The Sun-Herald. p. 103. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  3. ^ (1990). The Crossing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The Crossing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). Discogs
  4. ^ (1990). The Crossing . Discogs
  5. ^ Nature Boy
  6. ^ Andrew Urban, "The Crossing", Cinema Papers, March 1990 p 6-9
  7. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Film Victoria. Retrieved 24 June 2011.

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