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Solo

Film (Excerpts) – 1977

PG
Parental Guidance

Solo is a story about three people on the edge of nowhere, struggling to decide how much of themselves to share with those they care about. Young Australian hitchhiker Judy romances solo Dad Paul, who finds peace flying fire patrol planes above the forest. Paul's precocious son reacts badly to losing pole position to Judy, and takes to the air. Inspired partly by the oft-painful times when we are "more acutely in touch” with our emotions, Tony Williams' romance helped launch the Kiwi movie renaissance. But as he writes in the backgrounder, there was no fun in filming it three times. 

Most people need less than they think.
– Jules Catweazle (Martyn Sanderson)

Key Cast & Crew

Tony Williams

Director, Editor, Producer

David Hannay

Producer

Maxwell Fernie

As: Crispin Beaulieu

Perry Armstrong

As: Billy Robinson

Lisa Peers

As: Judy Ballantyne

Vincent Gil

As: Paul Robinson

See all 32 credits

Produced by

David Hannay - Tony Williams Productions

Acknowledgements

Made with the assistance of the Seven Television Network (Australia), QE11 Arts Council (NZ) and the Solo Investment Fund.

Music

Music by Robbie Laven, Marion Arts, Dave Fraser, Chopin, & Furber/Meyer/Charig.
Vocals on 'Mirage - Theme from Solo' and 'Angel' by Marion Arts.
'Fancy our Meeting' by Al Bowlley.

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