Nutcase - 1980
Ardvaark Endeavour Productions - 49 min.
UPC # 082087170753
Cast: Melissa Donaldson, Peter Shand, Aaron Donaldson, Jon Gadsby, Nevan Rowe, Ian Watkin, Michael Wilson, Ian Mune, Clyde Scott, Jim Coates, Tinette Bush, Miles McKane, Merv Smith.
Screenplay: Keith Aberdein, Ian Mune; Photography: Graeme Cowley; Composer: Shade Smith; Special Effects: Geoff Murphy; Editor: Mike Horton; Art Director: Kai Hawkins, Producer: John Barnett; Director: Roger Donaldson.
Evil Eva and her cronies threaten to blow their enemies sky-high by reactivating the Rangitoto volcano with a nuclear device. However, the goofy gang isn't all bad - they like to break into song and dance while holding the city for ransom. Who will save the city from destruction? Why a talented trio of kids, including a "nutcase" who has invented an antigravity machine. The police force, zonked out on Eva's drugged coffee, are made ineffectual. It is hard to believe that this is the same director as the one who directed SLEEPING DOGS and SMASH PALACE, but note that it is for a pre-teen audience.
Censor Rating: G - Review Rating: C-
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