DAY OF THE ROSES

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

Cast

John Bach
Chris Betts
Aaron Blabey

Director

Peter Fisk

Producer

Mikael Borglund

Genres