THE FJ HOLDEN

Cast

Paul Couzens
Carl Stever
Gary Waddell
Karlene Rogerson

Director

Michael Thornhill

Producer

Michael Thornhill

Genres

Film synopsis

“One of the most vital, energetic, honest and uncompromising of Australian films.” –┬áDavid Stratton.

Suburban Australia in the late 70s.

It was the era of the drive-in movie, the Chico Roll girl and the beloved FJ.

Evocative of both the period and location, THE FJ HOLDEN chronicles the misadventures of Kevin and Bob, a couple of teenage rev-heads on their way to becoming adults. By day they work in a wrecking yard, by night they cruise around in the ultimate chick-magnet a yellow FJ.

Boasting alcohol-fuelled escapades, back seat sex, illegal drag racing, a classic Oz rock soundtrack (featuring Ol’ 55, Skyhooks and Renee Geyer) and the screen debut of future star Sigrid Thornton, THE FJ HOLDEN forged a strong connection with 70s mainstream male and female audiences and today remains a classic true-to-life tale of Aussie teens surviving in the suburban sprawl.

Running time

100 Minutes

Country of origin

Australia

Year of production

1977

Classification

Moderate Sex Scenes, Moderate Coarse Language