Slippery Slide

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Slippery Slide
Directed by Donald Crombie
Produced byDamien Parer
Starring Jon Blake
Simon Burke
Gerry Duggan
John Waters
Arkie Whiteley
Production
company
Distributed by Nine Network
Release date
1980
Running time
49 mins
CountryAustralia

Slippery Slide is a 1980 Australian television film Donald Crombie and starring Jon Blake, Simon Burke, Gerry Duggan, John Waters, and Arkie Whiteley. [1]

Contents

Premise

An examination of the relevant life experience of a boy and his sister who have gone through the "welfare" system as neglected children, been given to foster parents, and eventually, through a series of incidents, end up in gaol. [2]

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References

  1. Slippery Side at Bonza
  2. Review in The Age accessed 17 May 2013