Umbrella EntertainmentSKU: DAVID3550
No. of discs: 1
Running time: 103
Audio format: 5.1 & 2.0
Region: 4
Format: PAL
Colour: COLOUR
Languages: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Subtitles: None
Year of Production: 1974
Release Date: 5/10/16
  • Interviews with Alan Finney, David Williamson, Robin Copping, Wendy Hughes, Jack Thompson and Jacki Weaver
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

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One of the most controversial and captivating feature films of Australia's cinema Renaissance in the 1970s, Tim Burstall's (Alvin Purple) endearing classic Petersen is a searing portrait of a fiery young upstart and the ever present turmoil that surrounds him.
Born to be a better man, Tony 'Jock' Petersen (Jack Thompson in an AFI Award winning performance) is a restless individual on the cusp of great change. A married electrician and passionate ex-footballer, he hungers for more in life and sets about a dramatic transformation, enrolling in an Arts course at University and embracing the sexually charged zeitgeist with all the gusto and tenacity of a real 'red-blooded bloke'.
Falling in with his English Professor's wife Trish (AFI Award winner Wendy Hughes, Careful, He Might Hear You), falling out with his ever-faithful wife Susie (Oscar ® nominee Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom) and getting into all sorts of scrapes in between, Petersen soon finds himself in a class of his own!
Written by AFI Award winner David Williamson (Gallipoli, The Club, Don's Party) and featuring a stellar support cast, including Helen Morse, Arthur Dignam, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell and Jon Ewart, Petersen is a raunchy triumph that helped catapult Jack Thompson to international stardom.
Director: Tim Burstall
Cast: Jack Thompson, Wendy Hughes, Jacki Weaver

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