Smash Palace

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Thriller
  • Release year: 1981
  • Running time: 108 min
Smash Palace is a New Zealand feature film, released in 1981. The film chronicles a former race car driver (played by Bruno Lawrence) who inadvertently helps ruin his own marriage, then kidnaps his daughter (Greer Robson). Lawrence's character runs a... read more
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Smash Palace is a New Zealand feature film, released in 1981. The film chronicles a former race car driver (played by Bruno Lawrence) who inadvertently helps ruin his own marriage, then kidnaps his daughter (Greer Robson). Lawrence's character runs a carwrecking yard in an isolated area of New Zealand's North Island. Smash Palace was the second feature directed by Roger Donaldson. Critical acclaim in the United States won him interest from Hollywood, and the chance to direct the first of a number of films financed outside of New Zealand, The Bounty. The soundtrack was composed and performed by New Zealand-born singer Sharon O'Neill. Smash Palace has an R16 rating.

Original Release

05/01/1981

US Release

04/30/1982

Cast

Bruno Lawrence Al Shaw / Alan / Jacqui's husband
Anna Maria Monticelli Jacqui / Alan's wife / Jacqui Shaw
Greer Robson-Kirk Georgie Shaw / Georgie / daughter
Keith Aberdein Ray Foley / Ray / policeman
Desmond Kelly Tiny / worker
Lynne Robson Linda
Margaret Umbers Rose / pharmacist
Sean Duffy Frank / policeman
Bryan Johnson 2nd Police Officer
Terence Donovan Traffic Officer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roger Donaldson

Writers

Roger Donaldson, Peter Hansard, Bruno Lawrence

Cast

Bruno Lawrence Al Shaw / Alan / Jacqui's husband
Anna Maria Monticelli Jacqui / Alan's wife / Jacqui Shaw
Greer Robson-Kirk Georgie Shaw / Georgie / daughter
Keith Aberdein Ray Foley / Ray / policeman
Desmond Kelly Tiny / worker
Lynne Robson Linda
Margaret Umbers Rose / pharmacist
Sean Duffy Frank / policeman
Bryan Johnson 2nd Police Officer
Terence Donovan Traffic Officer
Dick Rollo Uncle Arthur
Ian Barber Fight Leader
Mike Beytagh Armed Offenders' Squad
Brian Chase Armed Offenders' Squad
Ross Davies Armed Offenders' Squad
Colin Fredricksen Armed Offenders' Squad
Thomas King Armed Offenders' Squad
Chris Pasco Armed Offenders' Squad
Ewan Somerville Armed Offenders' Squad
Frank Taylor Armed Offenders' Squad

Producers

Michael Sterling Executive Producer
Roger Donaldson Producer
Larry Parr Producer

Editors

Michael Horton

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