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Sunday Too Far Away

1h 35m Drama, Australia, Australian 1975
Golden Reel - AFI Award Winner

A hard-drinking but hard-working shearer leads a group of sheep herders into striking after landowners attempt to drive them from their territory.

Jack Thompson is Foley, the best shearer on every station for miles around. Sunday Too Far Away is Foley’s story of sweat-soaked days and rum-soaked nights, of bloody two-fisted punch ups, scab labour brought in during the shearers strike of ‘56, and of the poor old bastard who runs the place: the cocky (farmer) who is terrified that one slip of the shears will render his prize ram good for nothing but mint sauce.

Sunday Too Far Away is a classic of Australian cinema and Jack Thompson at his best.


Jack Thompson (Foley) , Max Cullen (Tim King) , Reg Lye (Old Garth)


Ken Hannam





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