HARD KNOCKS

  • Color
  • 1977
  • 77 MIN
  • Dolby Digital Sound

Directed by Don McLennan
Starring Tracey Mann, Bill Hunter, John Arnold, Max Cullen

As this gritty drama about a young teen’s fight to overcome her past begins to unfold, flashbacks are interspersed with the present-tense story.  This technique keeps viewers wondering exactly where Sam (Tracey_Mann) is going: in the direction that led her to jail, or towards a normal life?  After she gets out of prison, her old friends and a corrupt cop named Brady (Bill_Hunter) provide formidable obstacles.  They all see her as a rebellious delinquent in spite of her efforts to change.  Faced with nearly insurmountable odds, Sam’s struggle for her future is not going to be easily won.  Mann won a 1980 Best Actress Award from the Australian Film Institute for her performance.

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