|Directed by||Esben Storm|
|Produced by||Richard Moir|
|Written by||Esben Storm|
|Music by||Graeme Revell|
|Distributed by||Beyond International Group|
|Box office||A$25,421 (Australia)|
Deadly is a 1991 Australian film directed by Esben Storm.
Storm first wrote the script in 1987. He wanted to tell the story of Aboriginal deaths in custody and chose a thriller format to make the movie as accessible as possible.
The movie was shot on location in Wilcannia over seven weeks. It was the first of five features funded by the Film Finance Corporation's Film Trust Fund.
From the UK VHS slick for the movie:
Streetwise cop Tony Bourke is sent to a small town to complete a routine report on the death of Jimmie Bryant found hanging whilst in police custody.
His orders are clear - keep the affair away from the media and close the case within 24 hours. The local police claim that Bryant committed suicide but the investigation exposes a number of inconsistencies in their story.
In the face of growing suspicion and hostility Bourke befriends the victim’s brother - his cellmate on the night of the killing. Together they are determined to see justice prevail … at any cost.
Ozmovies says of the film:
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