The Place at the Coast

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The Place at the Coast
Directed by George Ogilvie
Produced by Hilary Furlong
Screenplay by Hilary Furlong
Based on The Place at the Coast
by Jane Hyde
Starring John Hargreaves
Heather Mitchell
Tushka Bergen
Music by Chris Neal
Cinematography Jeff Darling
Edited by Nicholas Beauman
Release date
17 September 1987
Running time
111 min
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$2.4 million[1]
Box office A$57,400 (Australia)[2]

The Place at the Coast is a 1987 Australian drama film directed by George Ogilvie and starring John Hargreaves. It is based on the novel of the same name by Jane Hyde.[3]


Young Ellie McAdam's passion and shelter is the pristine landscape surrounding the village of Kilkee on the Australian east coast where she and her father Neil, an abstracted widower, spend peaceful holidays in a ramshackle beach house disrupted by visits from their obstreperous extended family. When Neil is blinded by the sudden rediscovery of love, Ellie finds herself isolated in her opposition to a development that will destroy the landscape forever.



Australian Film Institute Awards[4]


  1. ^ "Australian Productions Top $175 million", Cinema Papers, March 1986 p64
  2. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 24 October 2012
  3. ^ David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p365-366
  4. ^ Awards for The Place at the Coast IMDB. Retrieved on 3 June 2011

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