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  1. Part one of two from this full length short film.

  2. Part two of two from this full length short film.

  3. The credits from this short film.

Synopsis

The Italian Job meets cheap jugs and a student union gig in this early Geoff Murphy (Pork Pie, Quiet Earth, Utu) heist tale. Tank Busters' plot follows some Vic Uni students — short on exam fees and beer money — and their scheme to crack a campus safe ... the things kids got up to before internal assessment! Murphy enlisted $4000 and a bevy of mates (including Bruno on bongos) to make the film over nine months of weekends. It screened on TV on New Year’s Eve 1970; its assured pace and tyro verve in stark contrast to the stage-derived telly standards of the time.

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 Geoff Murphy
 Leslie Maughan

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Comments (2)

 Paul Ward

Paul Ward | website

@Karen: Tank Busters is here in full. It's split into two clips and the credits. Just click play on the next clip when you're through part one.

 Karen Barris

Karen Barris

I remember seeing this when we came back from Melbourne and George joined Blerta. Where is the rest of it? It was amazing for it's day - still is.

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