Dawn! (1979)

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Released 26-Jul-2005
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Dawn Fraser won four gold medals at three Olympics between 1956 and 1964. She remains the only athlete in the world to win the same event - the 100m freestyle - at three consecutive Olympic Games. During her legendary, and tumultuous, nine-year swimming career, Dawn set 28 world records and won eight Olympic medals.

This classic biographical drama, produced in 1979, explores Fraser's life before and after her competitive years, beginning with her working-class upbringing in the Sydney suburb of Balmain, and climaxing in the notorious events surrounding the Tokyo Olympics when she was banned from competitive swimming after allegedly stealing the national flag. A rare insight into one of the most infamous episodes in Australian sporting history, Dawn also brings to life the spirit and passion of one of Australia’s greatest sporting heroes.

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Bronwyn Mackay-Payne
Ron Haddrick
Bunny Brooke
Tom Richards
John Diedrich
Gabrielle Hartley
Ivor Kants
David Cameron
Kevin Wilson
Lyndall Barbour
John Clayton
Go Mikami
Judith Fisher
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Ken Hannam
Michael Carlos
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Drama 1979 108 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
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English Dolby Digital 2.0 (448Kb/s)
Main Menu Audio, Trailer-A Thousand Skies, Dalkeith, The Games, The Four Minute Mile
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