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One Way Ticket

One Way Ticket

Richard Franklin (1997)



Our Score
In March 1993, Peter Gibb and Archie Butterly dynamited their way out of Melbourne Remand Centre with explosives provided by the former's prison guard lover, Heather Parker. This film based on their exploits does them something of a disservice, as the romance and the meticulous planning of the break always feel like far-fetched fiction, while their time on the run is disappointingly short of tension - especially considering that director Richard Franklin made his name with the thriller Roadgames (1981). Peter Phelps, Chris Haywood and Rachel Blakely give competent performances as the three fugitives, but they aren't particularly convincing as desperate criminals.


A criminal languishing in jail embarks on a torrid affair with a female guard. However, events take a sinister turn as she becomes increasingly besotted, and news of their romance becomes public - leading to the collapse of her marriage. Desperate, she agrees to help the crook escape, only to start doubting his commitment. Fact-based drama, starring Peter Phelps, Rachel Blakely, Chris Haywood and Jane Hall.

Cast & Crew

Mick Webb Peter Phelps
Deborah Carter Rachel Blakely
Bertie Chris Haywood
Kate Jane Hall
Kaiser Joseph Spano
Geoff Russell Fletcher
Preece Doug Bowles
Macca Frank Gallacher
Buddle Terry Gill
TBC Samuel Johnson
Alf Dennis Miller
Director Richard Franklin
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity.


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