Inclusive lists of Australasian feature films

My intention is to list every feature film made (or intended to be made) in Australasia with name of director/s and release date. Note that I am not able to ensure that every film listed here was actually completed or released.
A list by date is also provided.
Many telemovies are included, but not shorts nor docos.
New Zealand films include 'NZ'. There are also separate lists for NZ films by title and by date.

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Rabbit (Luke Shanahan, 2017) wr. Luke Shanahan; Adelaide Clemens, Alex Russell, Veerie Baetens; thriller

Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, 2001) wr. Christine Olsen, based on book by Doris Pilkington Garimara, dp Christopher Doyle; Everlyn Sampi, Kenneth Branagh, David Gulpilil, Tianna Sainsbury, Ningali Lawford, Laura Monaghan, Deborah Mailman, Jason Clarke, Myarn Lawford, Roy Billing, Anthony Hayes (Reg), Garry McDonald, David Ngoombujarra (kangaroo hunter); Molly Kelly and Daisy Kadibil appear briefly at the end; based on true story about Aboriginal children escaping custody in the 1930s; shot in SA (partly in WA: the scenery without people), but set in WA; Best Film, Best Sound, Best Original Score AFI Awards 7 November 2002: Peter Gabriel; 94 min.

Race for the Yankee Zephyr (David Hemmings, 1981) aka Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr; prod. John Barnett, Antony I. Ginnane, David Hemmings for F. G. H. Film Consortium, Zephyr Films, First City Films, wr. Everett De Roche, dp Vincent Monton, music Brian May, ed. John Laing, design Bernard Hides; Bruno Lawrence, George Peppard, Donald Pleasence, Ken Wahl, Lesley Ann Warren, Donald Pleasence; action thriller, search for money from crash; Eastman colour, 35mm, 100 min.

Racing Luck (Rupert Kathner, 1941) dp Tasman Higgins; comic adventure; final appearance of Raymond Longford

Radiance (Rachel Perkins, 1998) wr. Louis Nowra, play and screenplay, prod. Ned Lander, Andrew Myer; dp Warwick Thornton; Deborah Mailman (Nona), Rachael Maza (Cressy), Trisha Morton-Thomas (Mae); story of reunion between three Aboriginal sisters

Radio Samurai (Nick Levy, 2002) DVD; comedy

Ragazza dal pigiama giallo, La (Flavio Mogherini, 1977) aka The Pyjama Girl Case; crime; NOT Australian, but partly filmed in Sydney; based loosely on the case of Linda Agostini

Rage (Danny Mulheron, 2011) wr. Grant O'Fee, Tom Scott; Maria Walker, Ryan O'Kane, Paul Harrop; 1981 Springbok tour of NZ

Rage in Placid Lake, The (Tony McNamara, 2003) wr. Tony McNamara, play The Cafe Latte Kid: Tony McNamara, prod. Marian Macgowan; Ben Lee, Garry McDonald, Rose Byrne, Miranda Richardson; released 28 August 2003

Railway Man, The (Jonathan Teplitzky, 2013) wr. Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson from autobio by Eric Lomax; Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard; drama, war; Aust release 26 Dec

Rain (Christine Jeffs, 2003) NZ, Sarah Peirse, Marton Csokas, Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki, Alistair Browning, Aaron Murphy; Metro, 136: 78-80; 82-85; 'Endurance' is 'holding on ... it's holding on, and now it's my turn.' 'So then we just went on.'

Rain of the Children (Vincent Ward, 2008)

Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy, The (Chris Thomson, 1989) telemovie, wr. David Phillips; Jack Thompson, Brad Davis, Mary Regan, Germain Houde, Louise Laparé, Peter Carroll, Bruno Lawrence; dramatisation

Rainbow's End (Denny Lawrence, 1995) Rhona Rees, Ernie Dingo, Shane O'Connor; family; 90 min.

Ralph (Vincenzo Gallo, 1996) comedy

Rams (tba, tba) wr. Jules Duncan, prod. Janelle Landers, Aidan O'Bryan; family farming dramedy; Screen Australian story development funding

Random 8 (Kathryn Millard, 2011) Kate Box, Nicholas Brown, Tina Bursill; drama, mystery; 62 min.

Rangi's Catch (Michael Forlong, 1973) NZ, Michael Forlong Productions for the Children's Film Foundation, UK, wr. Michael Forlong, dp William Jordan; Andrew Kerr, Temuera Morrison, Kate Forlong, Vernon Hill, Ian Mune; children's; 8460ft, 72 min.

Rangle River (Clarence G. Badger, 1936) aka Men With Whips; wr. Charles Chauvel, Elsa Chauvel, story Zane Grey; Victor Jory, Margaret Dare, Robert Coote; western

Rapid Fear (Geoff Cox, 2004) thriller

Rapture of the Deep (Thorsten Schmidt, 2006) aka Himmel über Australien, Au fond de l'océan; WA cast includes Nicola Bartlett, Murray Dowsett, Ingle Knight, Igor Sas; shot partly at Moore River, WA; action-adventure, 186 min.

Rats and Cats (Tony Rogers, 2007) prod. Jason Byrne, privately funded; Jason Gann, Adam Zwar; small-time journalist tracks down once-famous actor; cautionary tale about celebrity ; budget $1.2m (Oz 25May2005: 16; Oz 2July2005: 4-6)

Rats Of Tobruk, The (Charles Chauvel, 1944) Chamun Productions, wr. Charles & Elsa Chauvel, dp George Heath, music Lindley Evans, sound Jack Bruce, L. J. Stuart; Grant Taylor, Peter Finch, Chips Rafferty; war; 95 min.

Ravenswood (Jon Cohen, 2017) horror

Raw Deal (Russell Hagg, 1977) producers: Russell Hagg and Patrick Edgeworth, wr. Patrick Edgeworth, dp Vincent Monton, music Ronald Edgeworth, design Jon Dowding, ed. Tony Patterson; Gerard Kennedy, Gus Mercurio, Rod Mullinar; Gerard Kennedy, Bethany Lee, Gus Mercurio, Rod Mullinar, Christopher Pate, Anne Pendelbury, Norman Yemm; "Kangaroo western"; Melbourne and Sydney, colour, 94 min.

Raw Nerve (Tony Wellington, 1990) aka Things and Other Stuff; Kelly Dingwall, Rebecca Rigg, John Polson; three teens spend intense day together

Razorback (Russell Mulcahy, 1984) prod. Jim & Hal McElroy, wr. Everett De Roche, novel Peter Brennan, dp Dean Semler, music Iva Davies; Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood, David Argue, Judy Morris; horror parody

Razzle Dazzle (Darren Ashton, 2007) Kerry Armstrong

Real Macaw, The (Mario Andreacchio, 1998) Jamie Croft, Jason Robards, Deborra-Lee Furness, John Waters, Gerry Connolly

Real Thing, The (Stephen Amis, 2002) wr. Stephen Amis, Adam Browne, Ross Buchanan; Kate Fischer, Ross Buchanan, John Arnold; romance

Rebel (Michael Jenkins, 1985) prod. Phillip Emanuel, wr. Bob Herbert, Michael Jenkins from play by Bob Herbert, dp Peter James; Ray Barrett, Bryan Brown, Debbie Byrne, Kim Deacon, Matt Dillon, Bill Hunter, Julie Nihill; Kodak colour, 35 mm, 105 min.; Matt Dillon plays a GI deserter in Sydney hidden by a nightclub singer, Debbie Byrne

Rebel, The (J. E. Mathews, 1915)

Reckless Kelly (Yahoo Serious, 1993) aka Ned Kelly; Yahoo Serious, Melora Hardin, Alexei Sayle, Hugo Weaving, Bob Maza

Reckoning, The (John V. Soto, 2014) wr. John V. Soto, prod. Deidre Kitcher, Filmscope Entertainment, dp Jason Thomas; Luke Hemsworth, Jonathan LaPaglia, Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Alex Williams, Igor Sas, Nicola Bartlett, Kazimir Sas, James Hagan; crime; WA

Red Billabong (Luke Sparke, 2016) wr. Luke Sparke; Dan Ewing, Tim Pocock, Jessica Green; thriller, creature feature

Red Christmas (Craig Anderson, 2016) Dee Wallace, Geoff Morrell, Sarah Bishop; thriller

Red Dog (Kriv Stenders, 2011) wr. Daniel Taplitz, Louis de Bernieres (novel) prod. Nelson Woss; Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor

Red Dog: True Blue (Kriv Stenders, 2016) wr. Daniel Taplitz, prod. Bryce Menzies, Nelson Woss, Good Dog Enterprises, dp Geoffrey Hall, music Cezary Skubiszewski; Bryan Brown, John Jarratt, Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Thomas Cocquerel; boy and dog

Red Herring (Karl Madderom, 1996)

Red Hill (Patrick Hughes, 2010) prod. Al Clark; Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis; western

Red House, The (Alyx Duncan, 2012) Lee Stuart; Meng Jia Stuart; drama; cross-cultural relationship; NZ

Red Planet (Antony Hoffman, 2000) USA/Australia; part shot at Coober Pedy

Red Sky At Morning (Hartney Arthur, 1944) aka Escape At Dawn in 1951 re-release; Austral-American Productions, wr. Hartney Arthur from play by Dymphna Cusack, dp Rupert Kathner, sound Mervyn Murphy; historical romance set 1812; 55 min.

Redball (Jon Hewitt, 1999) wr. Jon Hewitt, prod. Meredith King, Phillip Parslow; Belinda McClory, John Brumpton, Frank Magree; crime story, shot on DV (digital video); "street slice of cops under pressure"

Redheads (Danny Vendramini, 1991) prod. Richard Mason, dp Steve Mason, camera operator Laurie McInnes; Catherine McClements, Claudia Karvan, Alexander Petersens; drama, thriller; 105 min., colour, MA, 35 mm, released on VHS; when a young barrister takes on a hardened young street kid, they become the centre of a murder investigation and intrigue

Redd Inc. (Daniel Krige, 2012) wr. Jonathon Green, Anthony O'Connor; Nicholas Hope, Kelly Paternity, Sam Reid, Daniel Krige; horror thriller

In the Red (Glenn Ruehland, 1999) aka Redlined, aka Red Lined; Damian Bradford, Allison Cratchley, Terry Serio; revhead action

Reef, The (Andrew Traucki, 2010) Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering; thriller

Reflections (Geoffrey Brown, 1998)

Refracting Glasses, The (David Perry, 1993) experimental

Reign in Darkness (David W. Allen, Kel Dolen, 2002) vampire

Relative Strangers (Rosemary Hesp, 1998) wr. prod. Rosemary Hesp, AFTRS, nominated for a craft award AFI 1998; quasi documentary, through voice-over, about guy who was brought up by his grandmother, with his 18 years older mother as his 'sister'; Simon Cooper's story; 12 min.

Relatives (Anthony Bowman, 1985) prod. Basil Appleby and Henri Safran for Archer Films, wr. Anthony Bowman, dp Tom Cowan, design Darrel Lass, ed. Colin Greive; Michael Atkins, Ray Barrett, Robin Bowring, Jeannie Drynan, Norman Kaye, Bill Kerr, Ray Meagher, Carol Raye, Rowena Wallace; domestic comedy; Eastman colour, 16 mm. 90 min.

Relic (Natalie Erika James, tba) wr. Natalie Erika James, prod. Sarah Shaw, Anna McLeish, Carver Films; psychological thriller

Re-living off the Land (Simon Best & Paul Murphy, 2009) mockumentary

Remarkable Creatures (tba) prod. Heather Ogilvie, Galvanized Film Group, wr. Jan Sardi from novel by Tracy Chevalier; wr. Ross Grayson Bell from novel by Susan Duncan; woman discovers ancient marine reptiles, which shakes the scientific community and leads to new ways of thinking about the creation of the world; unlikely friendship between middle-class spinster Elizabeth Philpot and Mary Anning, a poor local girl who has a talent for finding fossils on the beaches of Lyme Regis in the late 1800s; not in development?

Remembering Nigel (Frank Howson, 2009) Barbara Ady, Steven Berkoff, Lindsay Bick; comedy

Remittance Man, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel; reformed thief

Remorse, A Story Of The Red Plague (J. E. Mathews, 1917) boy contracts syphilis, kills himself

Removalists, The (Tom Jeffrey, 1975) prod. Margaret Fink, wr. David Williamson, ed. Anthony Buckley; Jacki Weaver, John Hargreaves, Peter Cummins, Martin Harris, Chris Haywood, Kate Fitzpatrick; domestic drama

Reprieve, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel; 28 min.

Reservoir Cats (Garnet Mae, 2011) Amanda Marsden, Helen Uskovic, Jarrah Sexton, Paige Gardiner, Hayley Beveridge, Bridget Power, Talayna Moana Nikora, Stephanie Suiwanto; comedy

Resistance (Paul Elliott, Hugh Keays-Byrne, 1991) wr. Macau Collective; Donal Gibson, Helen Jones, Lorna Lesley, Stephen Leeder, Kris McQuade, Robyn Nevin, Bogdan Koca, Harold Hopkins

Rest for the Wicked (Simon Pattison, 2011) Bruce Allpress, John Bach, Tony Barry; crime; NZ

Rest Home (Michael Rowe, tba) Screen Australia funding, Canada-Aust copro; wr. Michael Rowe; Melissa George, Roy Dupuis; security guard in a retirement home (Dupuis), married with two kids, hooked on painkillers and anti-depressants, catches his wife George with her lover

Restless and the Damned, The (Yves Allégret, 1959) aka L'ambitieuse, The Climbers, The Dispossessed; French/Italian/Aust coprop; last of features (partly) from the Lee Robinson & Chips Rafferty production team; ; filmed partly in Tahiti; Edmond O'Brien, Richard Basehart, Andréa Parisy, Nicole Berger, Nigel Lovell, Reg Lye; drama; commercially unsuccessful

Restraint (David Denneen, 2008) aka Guests; wr. Dave Warner, prod. Anna Fawcett, Todd Fellman, Mark Lazarus; Travis Fimmel, Teresa Palmer; thriller

Retribution (Armand Lionello, 1921) crime in Anakie sapphire mines

Return Home (Ray Argall, 1990) wr. Ray Argall, dp Mandy Walker; Dennis Coard, Frankie J. Holden, Ben Mendelsohn, Micki Camilleri, Rachel Rains; see also Eight Ball; two brothers reunited; AFI Best Director

Return of Captain Invincible, The (Philippe Mora, 1983) aka Legend in Leotards; prod. Andrew Gaty for Seven Keys, wr. Andrew Gaty, Steven de Souza, dp Mike Molloy. design David Copping, ed. John Scott; Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick, Bill Hunter, Michael Pate, David Argue, John Bluthal, Chelsea Brown, Max Cullen, Arthur Dignam, Noel Ferrier, Hayes Gordon, Chris Haywood, Graham Kennedy, Gus Mercurio, Max Phipps, Alfred Sandor; comedy; Eastman colour, 35mm, 92 min.

Returning, The (John Day, 1990) Aust/NZ

Rev Dell's Secret, The (P. J. Ramster, 1924)

Reverse Runner (Lachlan Ryan, Jarrod Theodore, 2013) Dan Cannon; comedy; released 21 Feb 2013

Rewi's Last Stand (Rudall Hayward, 1925) Maori War Films Ltd, wr. Rudall Hayward from history, dp Frank Stewart; Frank Nemo, Nola Casselli, M. Millington, Eric Yates, Edmund Finney, Chief Abe (Rewi Maniapoto); the last stand of Rewi Maniapoto at the Battle of Orakau in 1863; remade in 1940 as a sound film by the same director; NZ

Rewi's Last Stand (Rudall Hayward, 1940) aka The Last Stand: An Episode of the New Zealand Wars; Frontier Films Ltd, wr. Rudall Hayward, source Cowan's history, dp Rudall Hayward, Edwin Coubray; Leo Pilcher, Ramai Te Miha, Henare Toka; NZ; 5750ft, 64 min.

Ride A Wild Pony (Don Chaffey, 1975) Disney; Michael Craig, John Meillon, Robert Bettles; family adventure

Riddle of the Stinson, The (Chris Noonan, 1987) telemovie, wr. Tony Morphett; Jack Thompson, Helen O'Connor, Mary Haire, Kendall Monaghan, Norman Kaye, Richard Roxburgh

Ride Like a Girl (Rachel Griffiths, 2019) wr. Andrew Knight, Elise McCredie, dp Martin McGrath; Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton; Michelle Payne biopic

Riders, The (Hans Fabian Wullenweber, tba) wr. Tim Winton novel; Luke Hemsworth, Timothy Spall, Mark Strong; NOT an Australasian production; included here because of the significance of the Australian author of the novel

Right Hand Man, The (Di Drew, 1987) UAA presents a Yarraman Film Production, c 1986 UAA (Australasia) Limited; budget $5.5 million; location: Bathurst, NSW; dist. GUO; opened 21 November 1987. "One of the handful of Australian films made under 10BA for the Perth-based [WA] production company UAA (as distinct from its tax-funded investment in overseas productions) ..." Murray 1995

Right Here, Right Now (Matthew Newton, 2005) wr. Matthew Newton, Toby Schmitz, prod. David Gross; Dai Peterson, Matthew Newton, Toby Schmitz, Tim Draxl, Tim Richards, Geoff Morell, Brooke Satchwell, Pia Miranda, Genevieve O'Reilly

Rikky and Pete (Nadia Tass, 1988) wr. dp David Parker; Nina Landis, Steve Kearney, Bruno Lawrence, Bruce Spence; comedy

Riot (Jeffrey Walker, 2018) telemovie; wr. Carrie Anderson, Greg Waters; Damon Herriman, Kate Box, Xavier Samuel; gay pride 1978; screened ABC 25Feb18

Rip Van Winkle (W. J. Lincoln, 1912) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln, based on story by Washington Irving, dp Orrie Perry; Arthur Styan

River Queen (Vincent Ward, 2005) NZ epic; Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Cliff Curtis, Temuera Morrison, Stephen Rea; Toronto Sept 2005

Rise (Mack Lindon, 2015) wr. Mack Lindon, Vision Films Australia, dp Geoff McLeod (Sputnik Films); Nathan Wilson, Martin Sacks, Eric Connor, Gemma Laurelle, Linda Millar; crime, prison; Aust release 21 Oct

Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor, The (Nigel Buesst, 1969) Brian Davies (as Squizzy Taylor); biopic doco; 53 min.

River Kings, The (Donald Crombie, 1991) miniseries; wr. Max Fatchen (novels), Rob George; David Bradshaw, Reg Evans, Willie Fennell, Bill Kerr, Tamblyn Lord; Murray River paddle-boats

River Street (Tony Mahood, 1996) Aden Young, Bill Hunter, Essie Davis, Tammy Macintosh, Sullivan Stapleton; real estate

Risk (Alan White, 2000) wr. John Armstrong, prod. Marian Macgowan, dp Simon Duggan; drama; Bryan Brown, Claudia Karvan, Tom Long; enduring Aussie icon Bryan Brown is a middle-aged larrikin rorter of the (insurance) system who passes on his criminal wisdom to young apprentice Tom Long

Road from Coorain (Brendan Marr, 2002) TV movie, prod. Penny Chapman

Road to Nhill (Sue Brooks, 1997) wr. Alison Tilson; prod. Sue Maslin, dp Nicolette Freeman, Gecko ../films/Ronin Films; Tony Barry, Vikki Blanche, Paul Chubb, Lynette Curran, Matthew Dyktynski, Bill Hunter, Patricia Kennedy, Alwyn Kurts, Monica Maughan, Terry Norris, Lois Ramsey, Denise Roberts, Kerry Walker, Bill Young; one of a few Oz films with the sport of lawn bowls as (here partial) setting

Road To Ruin, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel

Road Train (Dean Francis, 2010) aka Road Kill; horror; Xavier Samuel, Sophie Lowe, Bob Morley, Georgina Haig, David Argue

Roadgames (Richard Franklin, 1981) prod. Richard Franklin for Quest Films, wr. Everett DeRoche, from short story by Richard Franklin, Everett De Roche, dp Vincent Monton, music Brian May, designer John Dowding, ed. Edward McQueen-Mason; Stacey Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page, Thaddeus Smith, Alan Hopgood, Bill Stacey, Stephen Millichamp; Hitchcock-like thriller; Eastman colour, 35mm, 110 min.

Robbery under Arms (Charles MacMahon, 1907) MacMahon's Exquisite Pictures, screenplay, scenario, script Charles MacMahon, from the novel by Rolf Boldrewood, dp Byers Coates, William Duff, 5000 ft. Jim Gerald (Warrigal), George Merriman, Lance Vane, William Duff, Arthur Guest, Rhoda Dendron

Robbery Under Arms (Kenneth Brampton, 1920) Pacific Photo Plays, wr. Kenneth Brampton, from the novel by Rolf Boldrewood, dp Lacey Percival; Kenneth Brampton, S. A. Fitzgerald, Ronald Conway, Cliff Pyatt, Roy Redgrave; 5200 ft

Robbery under Arms (Jack Lee, 1957) Peter Finch, Ronald Lewis, David McCallum, Maureen Swanson, Jill Ireland; from the novel by Rolf Boldrewood; Capt. Starlight has a black offsider; 96 min.

Robbery under Arms (Donald Crombie & Ken Hannam, 1985) Sam Neill, Steven Vidler, Christopher Cummins, Ed Devereaux, Tommy Lewis; 141 min.

Rocket, The (Kim Mordaunt, 2013) prod. Sylvia Wilczynski; Berlinale; Lao language; shot in Thailand; Aust entry for consideration for nomination for Best Foreign Language Film award at 2014 Oscars; DVD 12 Mar 2014

Rocky Horror Picture Show, The (Jim Sharman, 1975) NOT Australian; not in Pike & Cooper; made in England for 20th Century Fox

Rogue (Greg McLean, 2007) Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington; monster croc

Roll (Martin Wilson, 2004) telemovie, wr. Dave Warner, prod. Angie Smith, dp Torstein Dyrting, music James Ledger; John Batchelor, Mike Frencham, Marcus Graham, Irene Jarzabeck, Toby Malone, Michael Muntz, Renee Newman-Storen, David Ngoombujarra, Damien Robertson, Simon Scott, George Shevtsov, Tasma Walton; young country footballer comes to the big smoke to stay with his cousin, wanting a quiet night; WA

Roly Poly Man, The (Bill Young, 1994) wr. Kym Goldsworthy; Paul Chubb, Les Foxcroft, Susan Lyons, Peter Braunstein, Zoe Bertram, Frank Whitten, Jane Harders, John Batchelor, Rowan Woods, Valerie Bader, Sarah Lambert, Deborah Kennedy, Jim Pike, Roy Billing, Barbara Stephens; satire of film noir; people's heads explode; excellent review by Jim Schembri in Murray 1995: 392

Romance of Maoriland, The (Edward T. Brown, 1930) wr. Edward T. Brown, dp Edwin Coubray; Patch Mason, Tom Campbell; was to be NZ first talking feature but was never released; 11300ft; 30 min. remains

Romance Of Runnibede, The (Scott R. Dunlap, 1928)

Romance of Sleepy Hollow, The (Henry J. Makepeace, 1923) Francis X. Bouzaid, June Phillips; comedy-drama; 5700ft cut to 4800ft by the censor; NZ

Romance Of The Burke And Wills Expedition Of 1860, A (Charles Byers Coates, 1918) Antipodes ../films/Austral Photoplay Company; cinemaphotographers G.L. Gouday, Franklyn Barrett, A. O. Segerberg, Walter Sully; Charles Clarke, George Patterson, Chris Olsen; 6 reels

Romantic Story Of Margaret Catchpole, The (Raymond Longford, 1911) Spencer's Pictures, dp Ernest Higgins; Lottie Lyell, Raymond Longford, Augustus Neville; 3000 ft (?)

Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996) aka William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996) dp Don McAlpine; Claire Danes, Leonardo di Caprio, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Pete Postlethwaite; NOT Australasian

Romper Stomper (Geoffrey Wright, 1992) Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie, Alex Scott; 89 min.

Romulus My Father (Richard Roxburgh, 2007) Raimond Gaita's book, prod. Robert Connolly; Eric Bana; Victoria

Rough Diamonds (Donald Crombie, 1993) comedy; Jason Donovan, Angie Milliken, Peter Phelps, Max Cullen

Rough Passage, A (Franklyn Barrett, 1922) Stella Southern, Hayford Hobbs, Elsa Granger; 'undistinguished race-track melodrama'; 6000ft

Rough Stuff (Jonathan Adams, 2017) wr. Jonathan Adams; Gareth Rickards, Vincent Andriano, Ernie Dingo; action

Rover, The (David Michôd, 2014) wr. Joel Edgerton, David Michôd, dp Natasha Braier; Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Richard Green; apocalyptic revenge, road; Aust release 12 June

Roy Hollsdotter Live (Matthew Saville, 2004) wr. Matthew Saville, prod. Trevor Blainey; Darren Casey, John Clarke, Luke Elliot, Asher Keddie, Maude Davey; Roy is a would-be comic superstar; dark comedy; brief review of DVD release: EP, Empire, 43, October 2004: 97; 50 min.

Ruben Guthrie (Brendan Cowell, 2015) wr. Brendan Cowell from his play; Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee; drama

Ruby and Rata (Gaylene Preston, 1990) NZ

Rudd's New Selection (Raymond Longford, 1921) wr. Raymond Longford from stories by Steele Rudd, dp Arthur Higgins; J. P. O'Neill, Ada Clyde, Tal Ordell, Lottie Lyell, Charlotte Beaumont

Ruin (Amiel Courtin-Wilson & Michael Cody, 2013) set Cambodia and in Khmer language; premiere Venice FF: Special Jury Prize; Aust release 10 June 2014

Run, Chrissie, Run! (Chris Langman, 1984) aka Reunion; Kodak colour, 35 mm, 98 min. prod. Harley Manners SAFC, wr. Graham Hartley, novel When We Run by Keith Leopold, dp Bernie Clark, pd Andrew Livingstone, ed. Andrew Prowse; Michael Aitken, Shane Briant, Carmen Duncan, Nicholas Eadie, Annie Jones, Redmond Symons

Run Rebecca Run! (Peter Maxwell, 1982) family drama

Runaway (John O'Shea, 1964) wr. John Graham, John O'Shea, prod. John O'Shea, dp Tony Williams; Colin Broadley, Nadja Regin, Deidre McCarron, Selwyn Muru, Barry Crump, Gil Corwall, Kiri Te Kanawa; thriller road movie; NZ

Running from the Guns (John Dixon, 1987) aka Free Enterprise; larrikins and cars; "David (Jon Blake) and Peter (Mark Hembrow) are two likely lads who run a car repair shop in the industrial part of Port Melbourne. They are working-class boys of the type Australian cinema regularly tries to lionise, as if in their larrikin approach to life they epitomise true Aussie maleness. They may love hot cars, like to bend the law a little and even carry unlicensed guns, but they are always nice to mum and have a highly defined sense of mateship." Murray 1995: 228

Running on Empty (John Clark, 1982) prod. Pom Oliver for Film Corporation of Western Australia, wr. Harry Tomblin, dp David Gribble, design Greg Brown, ed. Stuart Butterworth; Terry Serio, Richard Moir, Deborah Conway, Max Cullen, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Chris Haywood, Grahame Bond, Vangelis Mourikis; Fox (Richard Moir) is the king of street drag-racing, Mike (Terry Serio) has to beat him, with the help of blind Rebel (Max Cullen); shot in Wollongong but financed partly by the WA Film Commission; Kodak colour, 35mm, 83 min.

Rushing Tide, The (Gerald M. Hayle, 1927) Koala Films, wr. Gerald M. Hayle, dp Tasman Higgins; 72 min.

Russell Affair, The (P.J. Ramster, 1928)

Russian Doll (Stavros Kazantzidis, 2000) David Wenham, Hugo Weaving, Natalia Novikova, Sacha Horler; romantic comedy; 90 min.

Russian Snark (Stephen Sinclair, 2011) NZ

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