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Australian action/adventure films

This is not an inclusive list, but merely those discussed in Moran & Vieth, Film in Australia: An Introduction, CUP, 2006, the book published by Cambridge University Press in Australia later than the time at which I sent them the proposal for my book Ten Types of Australian Film - which they said was not suitable for their list.

Mad Max ([Dr] George Miller, 1979)
Mad Max 2 ([Dr] George Miller, 1981)
Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome ([Dr] George Miller & George Ogilvie, 1985)

Man from Snowy River, The (George Miller, 1982)
Cool Change (George Miller, 1986)
Man from Snowy River 2, The (Geoff Burrowes, 1988)

Return of Captain Invincible, The (Philippe Mora, 1983)
Sons of Steel (Gary L. Keady, 1989)

Crocodile Dundee (Peter Faiman, 1986)
Crocodile Dundee 2 (John Cornell, 1988)
Crocodile Dundee in LA (Simon Wincer, 2001)
Lightning Jack (Simon Wincer, 1994)

Adventures of Barry McKenzie, The (Bruce Beresford, 1972)
High Rolling (Igor Auzins, 1977)
Buddies (Arch Nicholson, 1983)
Phantom, The (Simon Wincer, 1996)

Attack Force Z (Tim Burstall, 1980)
Odd Angry Shot, The (Tom Jeffrey, 1979)
Gallipoli (Peter Weir, 1981)
Lighthorsemen, The (Simon Wincer, 1987)

Shame (Steve Jodrell, 1988)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phil Noyce, 2002)


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