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Monkey Grip

Monkey Grip (Ken Cameron, 1982) prod. Patricia Lovell for Pavilion Films, wr. Ken Cameron with Helen Garner from her novel, dp David Gribble, music Bruce Smeaton, Divinyls, design Clark Munro, ed. David Huggett; Noni Hazlehurst (AFI Best Actress), Colin Friels, Alice Garner, Tim Burns, Michael Caton, Harold Hopkins, Candy Raymond; Eastman colour, 35mm, 105 min.

Written from life by Helen Garner, this is an investigation of drug addiction (inter alia) with more depth than a mere melodrama.

References and Links

Scott, Ronnie 2022, 'Friday essay: sex, swimming and smudgy louvres – watching Monkey Grip 40 years on', The Conversation.

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