Undercover (1983 film)

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Directed by David Stevens
Produced by David Elfick
Written by Miranda Downes
Starring Michael Pare
Genevieve Picot
Distributed by Roadshow
Release date
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$3.5 million (est)[1]
Box office AU $44,666 (Australia)[2]

Undercover is a 1983 Australian film.

It was based on an original idea by Miranda Downes, who wanted to make a film based on Australian underwear manufacturer Fred Burley. David Stevens was attracted to the movie because it gave him the chance to make a movie that was fun and glamorous, which said something about Australia.[3]

The investors insisted on an American actor in the cast. Dennis Quaid was originally meant to play the American lead but his involvement was objected to by Actors Equity. Equity did not like Stevens' second choice for the role but approved his third, Michael Pare.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p38-39
  2. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 24 October 2012
  3. ^ a b Debi Enker, "Voyages of Discovery", Cinema Papers, March–April 1984 p12-13

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