DAY OF THE ROSES

Cast

John Bach
Chris Betts
Aaron Blabey

Director

Peter Fisk

Producer

Mikael Borglund

Genres

Film synopsis

In 1977 Australia experienced its worst ever train disaster when a commuter train veered off the tracks and smashed into a bridge in Granville, Sydney, killing 83 people.

THE DAY OF THE ROSES is a moving account of those tragic events. Made for television in 1998, it is a story of heroism against impossible odds, detailing the spirit of the rescuers and the sheer determination of those who miraculously survived.

This award-winning drama is a fitting epitaph to those who lost their lives, winning 4 AFI awards, it is also a tribute to the people who risked their lives – beneath unstable concrete supports and a collapsed roadway, and the risk of incineration from leaking gas to rescue other critically injured passengers.

Running time

226 Minutes

Year of production

1998

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