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Frank Thring

  • May 11, 1926 - Dec 29, 1994 (age 68)
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1994
Frank Thring
PersonalDecember 1994

Frank Thring

Frank Thring passed away.
1993
Hercules Returns
MovieSep 16, 1993

Hercules Returns

When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his …
When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad and his team hilariously improvise the dialogue to avert disaster.
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1988
At Last... Bullamakanka: The Motion Picture
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MovieNov 21, 1988

At Last... Bullamakanka: The Motion Pict…

A small town mayor rigs an …
A small town mayor rigs an election with unpredictably comical results.
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Mission: Impossible
TV ShowOct 23, 1988

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible is an American television series that …
Mission: Impossible is an American television series that chronicles the missions of a team of secret American government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). The show is a continuation of the 1966–73 TV series of the same name. The only actor to return for the series as a regular cast member was Peter Graves who played Jim Phelps, although two other cast members from the original series (Greg Morris and Lynda Day George) returned as guest stars. The only other regular cast member (unseen) to return for every episode was the voice of "The Tape" (in this series, "The Disc"), Bob Johnson.
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1987
Howling III
MovieNov 13, 1987

Howling III

A female werewolf runs away from her family, and falls in love …
A female werewolf runs away from her family, and falls in love with a man who works in the movie business, while a sociologist who studies these creatures is looking for proof of their existence.
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1986
Death of a Soldier
MovieMay 16, 1986

Death of a Soldier

Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military …
Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. The accused killer claims to have killed 3 women in order to possess their voices. Despite the defense lawyer's concerns that the killer is not fit to stand trial, the US military presses forward with the case and its desire to have the killer executed in order to strengthen the shaky alliance. The real person who did this was Eddie Leonski.
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1985
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
MovieJun 29, 1985

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Bartertown is a city on the …
Bartertown is a city on the edge of a desert that has managed to retain some technology if no civilization. Max has his supplies stolen and must seek shelter there in a post apocalyptic world where all machines have begun to break down and barbarians hold what is left. He becomes involved in a power struggle in this third Mad Max film where he must first survive the town, survive the desert and then rescue the innocent children he has discovered.
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1984
Bodyline
TV ShowJul 16, 1984

Bodyline

Bodyline is an Australian 1984 television miniseries which …
Bodyline is an Australian 1984 television miniseries which dramatised the events of the 1932–1933 English Ashes cricket tour of Australia. The title refers to the bodyline cricketing tactic (also known as fast leg theory) devised by the English cricket team during their 1932–33 Ashes tour of Australia.
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Eureka Stockade
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TV ShowMar 27, 1984

Eureka Stockade

Eureka Stockade is a 1984 Australian miniseries based …
Eureka Stockade is a 1984 Australian miniseries based on the battle of Eureka Stockade. It reunited the producer, writer and star of A Town Like Alice.
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1981
Outbreak of Love
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MovieMar 15, 1981

Outbreak of Love

Outbreak of Love is a 1981 Australian miniseries about …
Outbreak of Love is a 1981 Australian miniseries about Melbourne society just before World War I.
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1978
Against the Wind
TV ShowSep 12, 1978

Against the Wind

Against the Wind is a 1978 Australian television …
Against the Wind is a 1978 Australian television miniseries. It is a historical drama portraying both the British rule of Ireland, and the development of New South Wales and Australia. Jon English won the Logie Award in 1979 for "Best New Talent" for his role in the miniseries as "Jonathan Garrett". It was the first major Australian TV production to be broadcast in the United States.
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1976
Mad Dog Morgan
MovieJul 9, 1976

Mad Dog Morgan

Australia in the 1850s. Daniel Morgan, like hundreds of …
Australia in the 1850s. Daniel Morgan, like hundreds of other ex-patriots from the British Isles (he is from Ireland), has come Downunder to seek his fortune. There is a gold rush going on, and Morgan wants to strike it rich. As fate would have it, Morgan soon finds himself on the other side of the law, broke and desperate. A single act of highway robbery gets him 12 years of hard labor. While in prison, he is systematically abused. Upon release, Morgan vows revenge on those who wronged him. With the help of an aborigine named Billy, and a growing legend of audacity, Morgan soon becomes a hero. The locals love him, while the wealthy and powerful fear his influence. They want this outlaw dead or alive, and will stop at nothing to see that their sense of justice is done. But Morgan only wants those to pay for the crimes they have committed, to recognize that he wasn't always a bushranger - he was made into one. It wasn't only his mind that made him bad. It was society that turned him into Mad Dog Morgan.
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1975
The Man from Hong Kong
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MovieJul 31, 1975

The Man from Hong Kong

Hong Kong Inspector Fang …
Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.
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1974
Alvin Rides Again
MovieDec 16, 1974

Alvin Rides Again

Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol stumbles …
Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy.
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1972
The Graham Kennedy Show
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TV ShowSep 19, 1972

The Graham Kennedy Show

The Graham Kennedy Show …
The Graham Kennedy Show was an Australian talk show which debuted on 19 September 1972 on the Nine Network. On 23 December 1969, host Graham Kennedy quit as host of In Melbourne Tonight due to exhaustion and rested for two years. In spite of his fame and fortune, he later described that period as "years of misery". After specials on 15 November 1971 and 2 March 1972, he returned with this series.
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1970
Ned Kelly
MovieJul 1, 1970

Ned Kelly

Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family …
Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family in the Australian outback, he turns to stealing horses in order to make money. He gets more deeply drawn into the outlaw life, and eventually becomes involved in murders. Based on the life of famed 19th-century Australian outlaw Ned Kelly.
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The Link Men
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TV ShowJan 14, 1970

The Link Men

The Link Men was an Australian television series shown in …
The Link Men was an Australian television series shown in 1970. The series was the first drama series made in-house by the Nine Network as part of an attempt to rival the cop shows produced by Crawford Productions such as Homicide and Division 4. The Link Men starred Kevin Miles, Bruce Montague and Tristan Rogers as three detectives working in the city of Sydney. The series was devised and produced by Glyn Davies who had created The Rat Catchers for BBC TV. The director was Australian film director Jonathan Dawson. The show lasted for thirteen episodes. Other actors included Elke Neidhardt.
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1969
Age of Consent
MovieMar 27, 1969

Age of Consent

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past …
An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his muse in the form of a young girl.
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1968
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
TV ShowFeb 5, 1968

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo …
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (known commonly as Skippy) is an Australian television series created by Australian actor John McCallum, Lionel (Bob) Austin and Lee Robinson produced from 1967–1969 (airing from 1968–1970) about the adventures of a young boy and his highly intelligent pet kangaroo, and the various visitors to the fictional Waratah National Park in Duffys Forest, near Sydney.
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1967
Hey You
TV ShowAug 12, 1967

Hey You

An Australian and an Englishman find living under the same …
An Australian and an Englishman find living under the same roof far from easy!
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1962
Light me a Lucifer
MovieDec 26, 1962

Light me a Lucifer

Satan's Australian agent suggests that Satan should visit Sydney.
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1961
El Cid
MovieOct 24, 1961

El Cid

The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar (a.k.a. El Cid) …
The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.
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King of Kings
MovieOct 11, 1961

King of Kings

The story of the life of Jesus Christ from his birth in Bethlehem to …
The story of the life of Jesus Christ from his birth in Bethlehem to his crucifixion and subsequent resurrection. Filmed on a relatively grand scale, the film includes all of the major events referred to in the New Testament; his baptism by John the Baptist; the miracles - cripples walking, blind men seeing; the fishes and the loaves; and so on. The film actually begins with the Roman invasion by Pompey in 65 B.C., the appointment of King Herod the Great by the Romans and finally the crowning of Herod Antipas after he murders his father. The revolt led by Barrabas is also included and John the Baptist's beheading as Salome's price for dancing for Herod.
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1959
Ben-Hur
MovieNov 18, 1959

Ben-Hur

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a …
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
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1958
A Question of Adultery
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MovieJul 15, 1958

A Question of Adultery

Mark Loring is madly jealous …
Mark Loring is madly jealous of his wife, Mary, former American cabaret singer. Due to an automobile accident, she loses her unborn child, and Mark becomes sterile. His father, Brit-stuffy Sir John Loring, has never approved of the marriage and, again, tries to break it up. Believing that a child will hold the marriage together, Mary suggests artificial insemination to Mark, who finally agrees to accompany her to a clinic in Switzerland. However, when she is again pregnant, Mark finds it impossible to reconcile himself to the situation and leaves her. Prompted by his father, Mark sues for divorce, accusing her of adultery. She contests the divorce and a trial concerns itself with whether or not artificial insemination is a question of adultery. The Catholic Church's National League of Decency placed this film on its Condemned" list.
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The Vikings
MovieJun 11, 1958

The Vikings

Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a …
Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a great warrior whilst the other is an ex-slave, but neither knows the true identity of the other. When the throne of Northumbria in Britain becomes free for the taking, the two brothers compete against one another for the prize, but they have very different motives - both involving the princess Morgana, however.
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1957
Dick and the Duchess
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TV ShowSep 28, 1957

Dick and the Duchess

Dick and the Duchess is an American CBS sitcom filmed …
Dick and the Duchess is an American CBS sitcom filmed and set in London, England, and starring Patrick O'Neal and Hazel Court. O'Neal starred as Dick Starrett, an American insurance claims investigator based in London, who is married to Jane, an attractive patrician Englishwoman whom he calls "Duchess". Court was also known for her roles in horror films. Sheldon Reynolds was the executive producer of the series, filmed by Associated-Rediffusion Television.
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1926
Frank Thring
BirthMay 1926

Frank Thring

Frank Thring was born.
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