Film synopsis

An eye opening Aussie sex romp from the 70’s starring Jack Thompson and Sam Neill, The Journalist is a wildly humorous study of infidelity and the pressures of professional life in the media.
Handsome ladies’ man Simon Morris (AFI Award winner Jack Thompson) is a top reporter and feature writer for a major daily newspaper. Recently separated from his wife, Simon is the sort of bloke who finds it hard to say no, particularly when it comes to his relationship with women. Fiancée Liz Corbett (Elizabeth AlexanderThe Killing of Angel Street) might be madly in love with him, but Simon has other conquests on his mind. When he is saddled with a new job and a pushy new boss Sid Mitchell (AFI Award winner Charles ‘Bud’ TingwellThe Castle) Simon’s world is not only turned upside down, but his life has literally gone to the dogs. With jealous buddy Rex (AFI Award winner Sam NeillThe Paino) by his side, Simon will need all the help he can get to write himself out of trouble.
Directed by Michael Thornhill (The F.J Holden) and featuring a stellar line up of Aussie talent including Slim DeGreyFrankie J. HoldenPenne Hackforth-Jones and Frank WilsonThe Journalist is a colourful 70s ‘sexcapade’ in the tradition of Australian classic Alvin Purple.

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81 minutes

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Jack Thompson
Elizabeth Alexander
Sam Neill


Michael Thornhill


Michael Thornhill