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Smash Palace

Smash Palace

Director: Roger Donaldson Cast: Bruno Lawrence, Anna Jemison, Greer Robson


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A key entry in the "renaissance" of the New Zealand film industry, Smash Palace stars Bruno Lawrence as an ex-racing champ. Returning home to take over his late father's business, Lawrence finds that his sophisticated European wife Anna Jemison is bored beyond measure at her new existence. She throws him over in favor of his best friend, policeman Keith Aberdein. Lawrence might have been able to weather his wife's leaving him, but it is too much to bear when she takes their daughter with her. Shoved over the edge, Lawrence kidnaps the child, precipitating a grueling cross-country chase. Co-written by star Bruno Lawrence, Smash Palace was garlanded with praise from some of the world's most influential film critics. It's not that good, but it certainly holds one's rapt attention from start to finish.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/29/2018
UPC: 0760137123286
Original Release: 1981
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 4,046

Special Features

Commentary by writer-director Roger Donaldson and stunt driver Steve Millen The Making of Smash Palace, a 51-minute documentary on the film's production featuring interviews with Donaldson, actor Keith Aberdein, filmmaker Geoff Murphy and others Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruno Lawrence Al Shaw
Anna Jemison Jacqui Shaw
Greer Robson Georgie Shaw
Keith Aberdein Ray Foley
Terence Donovan Actor
Keir Robson Actor
Frank Taylor Actor
Sean Duffy Frank
Desmond Kelly Tiny
Anna Maria Monticelli Jacqui Shaw
Margaret Umbers Druggist's assistant

Technical Credits
Roger Donaldson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Annabel Blackett Costumes/Costume Designer
Graeme Cowley Cinematographer
Reston Griffiths Art Director
Peter Hansen Screenwriter
Michael Horton Editor
Bruno Lawrence Screenwriter
Sharon O'Neill Score Composer
Larry Parr Associate Producer

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