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Middle Age Spread Film (Excerpts) – 1979 Adaptation Drama Romance Comedy

Middle Age Spread

Film (Excerpts) – 1979 Adaptation Drama Romance Comedy

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A rare and early case of a Kiwi play being adapted for the big screen, Middle Age Spread asks whether adultery is inevitable (or whether the adulterers will inevitably be found out). Grant Tilly stars as a philandering teacher fearing a future of stress, decay and marital dissatisfaction. Roger Hall's acclaimed middle-aged comedy was adapted in the first flush of the Kiwi film renaissance, and marks the feature debut of many talents: director John Reid, cinematographer Alun Bollinger, writer Keith Aberdein, editor Mike Horton, and composer Stephen McCurdy.

All your jogging doesn't seem to have done much good.
– Elizabeth (Dorothy McKegg) to her husband Colin (Grant Tilly)

Produced by

Endeavour Films


Endeavour Ventures


Made in association with South Pacific Merchant Finance Ltd.


Music composed by Stephen McCurdy.